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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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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    \$\begingroup\$ "Location, location, location." \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    May 12, 2011 at 1:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thats a whole different kind of weather sealing, eh? \$\endgroup\$
    – rfusca
    May 12, 2011 at 1:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ As for equipment; Was this taken with the hasselblad? \$\endgroup\$ May 12, 2011 at 18:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ this reminds me of "f8 and be there". also, hasselblad + zeiss lenses (hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11-hass.html). recently they've changed to adapted pro nikon gear. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 3, 2012 at 21:26

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