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The Helicopter

Here’s a little piece of modern architecture in Palm Springs, CA, home of some of the best modern architecture in the world.

This shot came about when I aimed my camera at the helicopter you see in the frame.

I didn’t have a telephoto lens on my camera when I took the shot, so you’re seeing the shot through a wide angle lens, 19mm to be exact.

Everything is sharp in the frame because I shot at f/13 (a narrow aperture). Since I was shooting into the light, the shutter speed (1/100 sec) was relatively fast for such a narrow lens opening.

When you look at the shot up close you can see the details of the helicopter–four blades with motion blur on top and a tail in the shape of a cross in back.

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