Who Gives a Hoot for Soot



Photo Title

Who Gives a Hoot for Soot

Photographer/Creator

John Mendicino

Collection

Publisher

Chicago Daily Sun and Times

Caption/Description

Opening the damper of her furnace, a Chicago woman was startled to find this owl, which apparently had fallen down the chimney, staring at her. Difficulty was to 'shoot' the bird with its eyes wide open, since it promptly closed them when lights were turned on. Solution, camera was focused using a flashlight. Exposure, with flash bulb was made with lights turned off.

Citation

John Mendicino, "Who Gives a Hoot for Soot," in POYi Archive, Item #261, http://archive.poy.org/items/show/261 (accessed August 19, 2019).

Date Added

07.03.2008