Well, some things are sort of karmic. Today, while rushing out of the house to get to my photo class, my camera slipped off my shoulder and fell on the tile bathroom floor with a loud crash. I dreaded looking at it. When I did, I discovered that I had shattered the polarizing filter, but the big lens and camera were intact. I think that is why we use filters, in part, so that they can absorb the blow when something like this happens. Nevertheless, it is an expensive filter, and an expensive lesson learned. Do NOT just leave your camera on your shoulder, get it around your neck in some way shape or form.
So, off I went to the glass, minus a polarizer. After class, I noticed a few wrecked cars in the sort of junk yard behind the photography building. The light was coming in to the wonderfully smashed up windshield of one of them. I scooted across the front seat, being careful to avoid the shards (one accident a day is quite enough, thank you!) and leaned back to catch the sun in the glass. Here is the image with a couple of photoshop filters applied.
Sort of ironic, I think, that the day started with a mini camera disaster and ended up with a (sort of) artsy photo to remind me to be more careful!
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