Curly-Joe DeRita, the "sixth" Stooge of Three Stooges fame, has a gorgeous marker featuring an etching from one of his publicity portraits.
(Courtesy of StoogeWorld.com)
Over the years I've had trouble getting a shot of Curly-Joe's marker that I'm happy with. Either it comes out too dark or with uneven natural light due to nearby shade trees or the glare of direct sunlight on the black marble.
But finally, one early summer morning last year, I happened upon him at just the right time.
Select sun rays poked through just the right branches and leaves of said trees to perfectly spotlighted his face. It looked magical in person. I could see his face glowing from several feet away, ghost like as if to say "Hello there, over here! Here's your shot!"
Here's what it looked like through my camera lens: