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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Ron Osterman, with BZW Master Painters, Inc., paints a primer on the Fort Wayne Museum of Art sculpture called Helmholtz by artist Mark di Suvero. The sculpture will be painted red-orange which, the artist often uses in hiscolor palette. "It's interesting," says Osterman of the sculpture while painting. There are lots of different angles to paint, which he will be working on all week until it's complete.

Three Heads Are Better Than One

Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
This photo was taken about an hour after the first one. It's a good thing that painter didn't mind!

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/1600 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 28 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

It is good to have slow news days to drive around and to get fun features. On Tuesday, I took photos of a man painting the famous sculpture by artist Mark di Suvero by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Everyone in Fort Wayne knows this famous red-orange sculpture and, yes, it will remain that color. I went out to check it out because Sam Hoffman saw the cherry picker Monday, waiting, with no painter.

So, I went out and the painter was out priming the sculpture. Little did I know that a little while later, Cathie Rowand took some photos of him as well. She came back with a vertical shot, I came back with a horizontal shot. I laughed and said the competition is on for which one they will pick.

Actually, I am all for the better photo no matter what. She had a really strong photo, so we will see. It may just depend on the space in the paper. Sometimes a vertical will work better then a horizontal. It still was funny coming back with the same feature.

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist