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.

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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.

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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…

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