Flattery: Sold!

Challenge #44 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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A big print (nearly A1) in a textured white mount and thin beech frame. Sold during a joint exhibition. The story starts after the sale, but before I'd been paid. The lady who bought my picture died soon after; she was at work one day and dropped down dead the next; very tragic. I was contacted and I told them not to worry about the sale and thanks for letting me know. However, she'd bought my image for her father and as it was one the last things she'd done her friends had decided to club tog
Submitted: Monday, 31st May, 2010 07:46 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 4th January, 2009
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 2 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 50
Notes: Of people viewing the print, more than half think it's an island with mist. One person is absolutely convinced there is a person waving at my plane! It's not a breaking wave, which is why it looks odd. It's a heavy swell dropping roughly 20ft over a car sized boulder.
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