I took my camera-on-a-stick to the fourth annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Backesto Park in San Jose.
The “stick” in my camera-on-a-stick is a painter’s pole, and it can extend to nine feet. When I hold it up, that’s plenty of reach to look straight down on subjects, especially subjects who are sitting on a chalk-covered sidewalk.
Normally when I use the camera-on-a-stick setup, I get some funny looks. At the Chalk Art Festival, the funny looks quickly turned into nodding approval, as people seemed to instantly understand what I was up to.