Pope Francis in Central Park
This was a completely blind shot - I held the camera above my head and took the photograph. I was in Central Park, standing at least 30 rows back from the road. Prior to the Pope's arrival, I had taken 15 minutes of test shots, most of which failed. When the Pope arrived, a sea of outstretched arms with cameras & phones rose into the air, children were suddenly hoisted on their parent's shoulders, tall men stood in front of me with wide brimmed hats. At 5'4", my height wasn't going to cut it. I held my camera above my head, and by some miracle, was able to get this photograph. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw I had captured it. Central Park, New York City. September 25, 2015.