The Best Photo My Camera Took For Me

Challenge #1 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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This challenge is for photos that you caused to be taken, but not by looking at a viewfinder or live display and pressing the shutter button when you wanted the picture taken. It might be that you set the self timer or used a wireless remote control so you could be in your photo, or it might be that the camera was triggered by motion detection to capture lightning (as many CHDK users do) or wildlife on a trail, or perhaps you selected one of a long sequence of shots automatically taken by a head-mounted sport camera or a camera hanging down from a kite.
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Sistine Chapel Ceiling
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Slide scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000. Originally snapped November 27, 2004. Wanted to get in as much of ceiling as I could. I placed camera on the floor after setting the self-timer. I then pushed the shutter button. Until the photo was taken, I had to motion people away. I was also concerned that someone would step on the camera. I think there were 3 or 4 tries with parts of people in the picture until I got this one.
Submitted: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 03:37 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 19th May, 2009
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