There have been countless images that have have captivated the world, but the chances of capturing an iconic photographer are few and far between.
A few of my favorites include:
- Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston by: Neil Leife 1965 ￼
- V-J Day in Times Square by: Alfred Eisenstaedt 1945
- Flag Raising on Iwo Jima by: Joe Rosenthal 1945
- The Loch Ness Monster by: Unknown
The above pictures invoke emotion. The photographers had a keen eye and a sense of importance. They had a feeling that told them what to take a photo of, how to position the camera and exactly when to shoot... and they needed a little luck.
How do I know this? Because last night I became that photographer. I was in the right place at the right time. I had the awareness and the steady hand to capture one of the most iconic photos in our family’s history.Here we see this rare creature in its natural nighttime habitat. Oliver (Oliverius Maximus- Latin). This creature does not sleep through the night and he is mostly nocturnal. Observing him sleeping let alone getting a photo without him waking up and screaming the rest of the night is extremely rare indeed.
It takes talent to be able to what I did last night. It took ninja skills to be able to sneak into Oliver’s room without disturbing him, but I did it. And in the process I ensured that this photo will go down in the annals of historically famous photos.