When you see some action, shoot and hope for the best.”
That’s the advice we give Sun staff photographers, and that’s the way one reacted Tuesday night as a streaker raced through the Platte Valley gym during the Saratoga-Medicine Bow basketball game.
Carrie Craig, the 19-year-old, who shoots a lot of sports for the Sun, captured the streaker in all his glory as he headed across the basketball court.
Miss Craig reports just automatically shooting the picture and then thinking about what she had witnessed.
After thinking about the incident, she became so embarrassed that she couldn’t continue shooting pictures of the basketball game. The roll of 12 negatives contains only two pictures, a sharp basketball shot and a most explicit streaker picture.
Presenting the streaker
The Sun is trying to be a progressive newspaper and present all the things that happen around town, but we just can’t bring ourselves to present the streaker in the raw, so we are printing the picture of him, and believe me it is a HIM, with a fig leaf covering what may be objectionable material to some persons.
We also toyed with the idea of making it a front page picture, but couldn’t justify taking the picture of the new Presbyterian minister off that page in order to put a streaker there. So here he is . . .