Chapter 10. The World Through a Tilt-Shift Lens

Southridge Farms, a suburb of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

ISO 400 f/2.8 1/1500 90mm

Image

Every time I look at the image on the next page, I remember thinking at the time I wouldn’t come back with a single image from the assignment.

This was Super Bowl XLI, the Chicago Bears versus the Indianapolis Colts, and the rain never let up during game time. It was a record-breaking game in terms of rainfall; the only time it finally stopped was during halftime, when the musician Prince performed.

Super Bowl XLI.

ISO 800 f/2.8 1/640 45mm

It was the worst time to be using a 45mm tilt-shift lens: a wide-angle ...

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