Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Jet, Reflected

Flatbed One (Photo by Jerry Wolford)
For all the words I used trying to describe my ride on Flatbed One, Jerry Wolford summed it up in a single frame. Actually, I bet the News & Record photographer popped off more than one shot as he lay in front of that puddle of standing water. I myself watched him recline there for a good ten minutes, before turning my attention back to the jumbo jet in question. While I transmitted pictures that dissipated on impact, he triggered an image that'll last forever. The nerve of that guy...

6 comments:

yesweekly said...

I myself have thought, on more than one occasion, that Wolford has a lot of fuckin' nerve being that talented.

Anonymous said...

Slinger... could you point out on this photo, who's who on "flatbed 1?" And, for those of us who are "focally-challenged" is this unusual to get such close up precendence? How far from the plane are you? That is a terrific picture.

mangler said...

jelly's my boy!

Joe Killian said...

I would not be shocked to hear that Jelly had spent hours in mud puddle to get a shot.

I was once with him at Furniture Market and saw him spend nearly two hours crawling on the floor, hanging off of desks and deflecting light with notebooks and cardboard to get the PERFECT shot of a desk and a flat-screen television. He must have taken a hundred or more shots. The man is dedicated.

Miami Fan said...

Seeing the low occupancy on the press platform is a real indication of lame-duck status!

Oreo said...

Or it could just be that's all the stations in the area. It wasn't any more packed the day I rode it a few years ago.