this picture. You usually don't see foul pops being caught from this close.
The photographer needed to be right there, at the edge of the field.
It had to be early, since the photographer usually leaves after the first three innings.
The first baseman had to be there.
The ball had to be catchable.
The photographer had to have a regular lens ready. A big telephoto lens would have lost the picture.
I took lots of baseball pictures, and watched photographers take lots of baseball pictures during my newspaper career. It's hard to get a unique baseball picture, but this is one of them.
This fall, Republican candidates are in the right place at the right time. Focus and wait for it. They'll catch more voters.