Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Monday, August 21, 2006

Flags of our fathers

To get that flag up there, America’s fighting men had to die on that island and on other islands and off the shores and in the air . . . What difference does it make who took the picture? I took it, but the Marines took Iwo Jima.

-- photographer Joe Rosenthal, who died Sunday at 94.

Rosenthal took the most famous photograph of World War II.


Anonymous Templeton Peck said...

you know what makes that photo even more great?....this was taken at a time when there were no automatic shudders...or whatever they are called that allow a photographer to press down on the shudder and it continues to take pictures in rapid fire until released. you then just go through the 20 or so shots to find the best one... Not here...he snapped it at EXACTLY the right moment. If you have ever seen the film of this will appreciate his keep eye and reflex even more...He was an artist.

August 21, 2006 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Templeton Peck said...

I of course meant shuTTER...sorry!

August 21, 2006 12:05 PM  

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