In 2002, the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) football team faced off against the Chula Vista Police Department football team in San Diego. At the time, as the Editor and General Manager of 1st Responder News, CA Edition, I chose my best reporter to cover the game, Me.
While making some photographs on the field sidelines, I ran into Jon Voight, yes that one, who happens to be a huge supporter of the FDNY team. Jon is one of the most down to earth regular people you ever want to meet. I have met quite a few famous people in my lifetime of photography; there are only three that I would have a beer or just go fishing with, Jon is one of the three. Coming from me that is saying a mouthful; I’m always careful about who I go fishing with.
Statistics: Camera: Nikon 8008s, Lens: Sigma, Film: Kodak Gold 400 Print, scanned into my Mac and massaged with Aperture 3 and Nik Software plugins.
I was perusing the comments that I have made on various newspapers around the country over the years. I was surprised that the number is well over a thousand comments.
One of the comments was about the above photograph from the then titled San Diego Union-Tribune on July 4, 2010. I was actually very mellow on this one, just giving it one sentence … “I have seen photographers do strange things, the one standing on her now buckled car roof really takes the cake.”
Looking at it again, I’ve said it all. There is just nothing else to say about this photograph. I could, but I won’t.
My friends Dave and Leslie own and operate Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsinore, CA. Leslie posts photos of some of the goings-on on Facebook and other social media, and I have a tendency to add my two cents to them.