Capsized Canoe by Hunter H. Harris
© 2009 Hunter H. Harris

    • Title: Capsized Canoe
    • Artist: Hunter H. Harris
    • From: Easton, MD USA

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    • Address: PO Box 2398
      Easton, MD 21601, USA

    Artist Statement

    I am blessed to be able to see and photograph the world from above… for more then 10,000 hours over the years, on a regular basis, from low altitudes, at low airspeeds, from Airships, airplanes and helicopters of which I fly.

    Capsized Canoe captures the elegant lines of this 19th century Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe from a unique perspective soon after it capsized during a race on the Miles River near St. Michaels, Maryland. The question remains, were the gusty winds that day or the all female crew (or both) responsible for this upset of Jay Dee?

    I shot this from my J-3 Cub at 80 mph with a Canon 30D with ISO at 160, 1/500 sec. @ F 8 with Canon’s spectacular 70-200 IS lens while I was chewing gum, flying, framing, and watching for birds simultaneously.