Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/80 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 21 mm
White Balance: Manual
Instead of shooting from the ground up at this steeple that was getting restoration work done, I thought I would ask if I could go in the lift and get a different perspective. So, this morning I drove over to the First Presbyterian Church and asked the crew if I could go up with one of them working on the steeple.
Actually, I was a little surprised that I was able to go up. I put on a harness and went up about 14 stories to get this guy working on the base of the steeple. I had to shoot a little higher then the level of the guy to show the landscape of Fort Wayne in the background.
At one point, the lift was a little stuck and we were unable to go down. This scared me a little. Believe it or not, I am a little afraid of heights but this is what I do to overcome that. Plus when I have my camera in a hand I feel like a super hero and I forget all my worries. Hahahaha!
- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist