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Head Over Asters


Radnor Reflections, October 12, 2011

This is the shot I was taking when the fence rail I was leaning over broke and sent me head over asters onto the ground on the other side. I don’t know why it isn’t an in-camera motion blur. Maybe I was paralyzed from the shock for a few seconds before gravity took over.

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  1. Hi Karol!
    Wow, now that’s the true photographer: working the odds by being always in the right location, at the right time, with a camera ready and an asterisk, if necessary!
    You must have done one of those Wile E. Coyote motion-less-after-support-is-out-from-under cartoon moments, for your aster shot is by no means a dis-aster; it’s a lovely shot. You get such nice rich colors in your work. The dwarf asters out front drive me nuts when I shoot them ’cause I can’t find how the camera wants to balance white to get them accurately colored. hmpf. Nicely done, and I’m very glad you weren’t put on the injured reserve list by the unsupportive rail!
    “Let’s be careful out there!”

    • Hi Pete,
      I’m so sorry I didn’t think of, “Dis-aster”, as my title. Radnor folks had that rail repaired faster than the time it took to dump me on the ground. The little boys around here and my husband are big fans of Wile E. Coyote, announcing loudly to each other that the Bunny Show is on. Watching the cartoon is funny, but not nearly as entertaining as the audience. Do you think Radnor got that fence rail from Acme Supply?


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