For all you photographers, this is a sculpture of John T. Daniels as he photographed the famous first flight of the Wright Bros. 108 years ago today. Daniels, a member of the local life-saving station, had never even seen a camera before he was asked to take this picture. The photo became historically famous but this was the only picture taken by him during his lifetime. We should be so lucky.
Not to belabor this, but there are a couple more interesting facts. At the end of that day, a gust of wind caught the airplane, flipping it end-over-end. Daniels grabbed a strut and was caught between the wings. The plane was destroyed but he was uninjured. He later boasted that he not only witnessed the first flight but he survived the first ever airplane crash! Daniels passed away in 1948, one day after Orville Wright died…the things you learn while taking pictures!
Textures thanks to Penant and Brenda-Starr