I just read this compelling story by photographer David Burnett of the famous Nick Ut photo from Vietnam.
i learned several things.
One, the subject, the child burned by napalm, thankfully survived, in large part thanks to the aid of the photographer, Nick Ut, who took the picture with his Leica.
Two, Ut and Kim Phuc are still friends and she has a foundation to help children victims of war.
Three, another photographer at the scene, David Burnett, missed the shot because he was changing film in his Leica.
David's story below, goes on to tell of other situations where even when he had five cameras, he ran out of frames on all five cameras. Perhaps some of you have your own stories of missing moments. And David says it can, of course, happen with digital cards too.
I was brought to the site by a article in TOP: