The Morning Paper

In my year-end post, I mentioned that there was a chance that this image would be used in our local newspaper.


Well, after running 8 miles, I went to the local newspaper machine and opened it up to page 2, the home of The Big Picture section and here’s what was there.


The caption is my account of what I saw. And while I’m glad my shot made into the paper, I’m also embarrassed for incorrectly identifying the statue.

The name is “Unconditional Surrender” not “Unconditional Release” as I had stated in the email sent to the writer. I guess I was in a hurry to get the image to them and sort of slipped, thinking of the baseball term. I feel a little dumb about that considering the popularity of the photo it is based on.

I’m just glad that I was able to capture the moment at all. These are the chances you take when you love to shoot photos: you go out of your way to get them.

But you should slow down and get your facts straight…