I should claim this as an intentional shot, but in reality I did not even realize the flag was fluttering in front of me when I took the photo. It was dark out there on Lake Michigan, the boat was going rather fast, and it was not easy to keep my balance. I had to stand at the rail in order to see over the other passengers, and I was uncomfortably aware that an untimely bump could make me drop my camera into the lake.
"Now I wish I had a camera strap!" I thought to myself as the boat swerved again. Something swished into my hair..
"What the hell was that?" I looked around and noticed this flag for the first time. It had swatted me when the boat changed directions.
Now I realized why I'd been seeing little blackouts through the viewfinder. The flag had been obscuring my shots. "Great vantage point, goofus" I wondered how many photos I had taken of a black blob. Luckily, not many. And I think this one turned out neat 🙂
There are many night shots of Chicago taken from Lake Michigan, but I bet very few are framed by a swishing American flag.
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