Today’s guest co-blogger is Wolfie, who not only submitted the image but also suggested the title of the post. (Hey, I am as lazy as the next person.) But it really is a wonderful picture, and an absolutely mind bending idea. Every other human being that ever lived is in this photograph (in some form). Everybody but Mike. I don’t know whether I hope he was thinking about that when he took the picture or not. That would have been a difficult thought to have when you were alone in a profoundly dangerous place.
My own file name for this image is “ultimatephotoshoot”, because that’s a whole lot of subjects in one frame. Photographic gearheads can read about the camera Collins used here. It was a Hasselblad EL, and he had two pretty nice bits of glass to put on it, a Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 normal lens and a Zeiss Sonnar 250mm f/5.6 telephoto. I honestly have no idea which he was using here, but my guess is it was the tele.