According to Wikipedia, the Arbiter is:
The position of Arbiter is a fictional ceremonial and political rank bestowed upon special Covenant Elites in the Halo video game universe. In Halo 2, the rank is bestowed upon a disgraced Elite commander, as a way to atone for his failures. Although the Arbiter is intended to die serving the High Prophets, he survives both his missions and subsequent betrayal by the Covenant leadership. Learning the Prophets' plans would doom all life in the galaxy to extinction, the Arbiter allies with the Covenant's enemies—humanity—and stops the ringworld Halo from being activated. The character is one of the main protagonists of the Halo universe and a playable character in Halo 2 and its 2007 sequel Halo 3.
Until today I honestly believed that the Arbiter was cursed. I have taken so many pictures of him and every time I get one that I like, something horrible happens. The first was a photo taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden where the Arbiter was wading through a stream, and I loved it. His reflection in the water, the motion of the stream, the way I got him to hold onto a rock, it was perfect. Naturally, the memory card pooped out and I lost it.
This shot is the only other Arbiter photo that I'm happy with and it was one of the pictures I thought were lost when my hard drive failed. Somehow I found a copy on April's computer and the curse was listed!
Unfortunately, due to this photo having been taken and processed over a month ago, I don't remember the details about how I did it. Oh well. I got the shot and that's the most important thing!
Don the ancient armour, and assume the role of EXIF:
|Camera:||Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi|
|Exposure:||0.1 sec (1/10)|
|Focal Length:||45 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0 EV|
|File Size:||3.2 MB|
|Encoding Process:||Baseline DCT, Huffman coding|
|Bits Per Sample:||8|
|Software:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|Date and Time (Modified):||2008:12:29 08:59:12|
|Exposure Program:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Date and Time (Original):||2008:12:28 16:00:51-06:00|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2008:12:28 16:00:51|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||4433.29532497149 dpi|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||4453.60824742268 dpi|
|Scene Capture Type:||Standard|
|Progressive Scans:||3 Scans|
|XMPToolkit:||Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08|
|Metadata Date:||2008:12:29 08:59:12-06:00|
|Creator Tool:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|ICCProfile Name:||sRGB IEC61966-2.1|
|Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type:||D50|
|Measurement Observer:||CIE 1931|
|Flash Return:||No return detection|
|Flash Red Eye Mode:||False|