ANDY CRAWFORD, PETAPIXEL:
Being at the right place at the right time sometimes results in the unexpected. That’s exactly what happened to me on November 7th, 2017, when my wife and I were waiting to photograph the sunset at Lookout Mountains’ Sunset Rock while returning home from a West Virginia photo adventure.
I was shooting test photos when a couple from Chattanooga walked out onto the rock and sat down — right where I was hoping to get some shots of the Tennessee River snaking around Chattanooga. No problem: I just switched gear and asked them to pose for me. The images show the couple sitting and enjoying the stunning view of the surrounding area.
“Can you take a few more?” the man asked when I thanked them and promised to give them a copy of the image.
There was plenty of time before sunset, so I put the camera to my eye and started shooting… only to see the man — Alex Roberts — get down on one knee and pull out a box containing a diamond ring.
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