2018—A Global View
The beautiful C45 Expeditor held lots of fascination for me. I couldn’t resist photographing its gleaming nose reflecting the sky and the grassy field. It started when Moose showed me a shot he’d taken that showed the horizon cutting through the center of the nose. Richard took the shot one step further by using the fisheye lens at 8mm, creating a circle. It was like a bubble in a bubble.
I tried but couldn’t get the shot because I’m a few inches shorter than Moose and Richard. Even by stretching my arms up as far as possible, I couldn’t get the same effect. So, I got a step stool and enlisted Richard to stand behind me in case I toppled over backwards. I got the shot I was after. Then, after a little Photoshop magic, I disappeared from the photograph.
And, here is the pre-Photoshopped image. I am stretching up as far as possible on my tippy toes atop the step ladder, Richard supporting me to keep me from falling backwards.