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Galen Rowell in one of his books talks about the "The most memorable, mind-changing photograph of all time. A color landscape shot taken without a tripod by an amateur". Does anyone have a link to a copy of this or can explain what is special about it?

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up vote 31 down vote accepted

Earthrise by Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders - sounds like he was advocating that sometimes all the training or equipment doesn't make a photograph good, but sometimes a subject can be just THAT inspiring.

Credit: NASA

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That was quick! ..accepted and thanks – sarego May 11 '11 at 23:39
"Location, location, location." – mattdm May 12 '11 at 1:54
Thats a whole different kind of weather sealing, eh? – rfusca May 12 '11 at 1:58
As for equipment; Was this taken with the hasselblad? – Jakub May 12 '11 at 18:00
this reminds me of "f8 and be there". also, hasselblad + zeiss lenses ( recently they've changed to adapted pro nikon gear. – JoséNunoFerreira Dec 3 '12 at 21:26

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