Happy AccidentWritten by D.M. Stanfield | | firstname.lastname@example.org
This summer we showed you a photo of Maumee High School graduate and track star Corey Huber. Today we take a trip in the Way-Back Machine to show another view from that July photo session. This photo demonstrates an adage from art class, which Bob Ross would have termed a “happy accident.” What you don’t see on the track in front of Corey is the number one, which I intended to be a complementary part of the image. Instead, what you see is her reflection off the mirage created by an inversion of super-heated air floating just above the surface. I hadn’t planned for this, and frankly, the sweat running into my eyes kept me from noticing it at the time, but when I processed the photo I was amazed. Sometimes being lucky is just as important as being good.
Technical information: this photo was shot at 1/250 sec., ISO 100, f/2.8 and 200mm with a Canon EOS 20D.
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