The setting sun shimmered off of wind swept waves on Lake Erie as my plane took off for Chicago and I headed back to normal life, knowing that the people who I covered over the past three days will need a lot more than a 400 mile flight to return to their normal life. I flew to Cleveland on Monday after three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, and a child escaped from the home of Ariel Castro after allegedly being held there for about a decade.
Four years ago I surprisingly shot both VP candidate announcements. The first one in Springfield, Illinois was so hot my friend and fellow photographer Kamil fell was struck with heat exhaustionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ a far warmer day then when ObamaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s announced he was running for the office 18 months earlier. That day was in the so cold, I got frost bite in my finger tips.