Professor Todorov Wins Honorable Mention in Washington Post Photo Contest

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Aerial photo of hundreds of Volkswagens and one airplane parked in rural area

WASHINGTON POST -- To get the arial shot, Todorov leaned from an open window of his 1976 Piper Warrior and shot frames with a Nikon D810 camera and a 70-200-millimeter lens.

Because the location was within the boundaries of an airport, he had to talk to an air-traffic controller at the same time.

“It does feel like a wild ride,” said Todorov, 43, a Music professor at San Francisco State University and a professional violinist. “Luckily, I can multitask.”

Photo courtesy of Jassen Todorov