Today, you’re likely already familiar with the image you saw when you first saw the first digital image: the first still image.
And the image that has been forever etched into your memory is the still image of a child sitting on a park bench, playing with his friends.
“I just remember it like it was yesterday, sitting on the bench with a kid, laughing, and he was sitting on his feet and playing,” says Paul Ebeling, the photographer who captured the still photo in 1980.
“He was just sitting there, smiling.”
Today, there are still images of kids, adults, and grownups that still capture that moment, with some being even more captivating than others.
“There are a lot of still images out there that you haven’t seen,” Ebelings says.
“So you have to think about how to make sure you’re capturing the moment of innocence.”
So what are you missing out on?
Read on for our picks for 10 of the most incredible still images, as voted on by National Geographic readers.
An old-fashioned still image from the late 1800s by the famous photographer George W. Woodruff.
Woody’s still image, a picture of a young boy sitting on top of a tree, was one of the first images to capture children’s innocence.
But, while his still image is timeless, its images aren’t the only ones.
It is also one of only three still images from the 1800s that have survived, the others being that of the horseback rider, George Woodruff, and the ghost of John B. Cogswell.
The ghost was an apparition who supposedly haunts the home of the late American author, John Cogsworth.
The story goes that a man was riding his horse through the woods when he was struck by a tree branch.
The horse’s skeleton and two other skeletal remains were found by a farmer, who reported them to the authorities.
In an effort to solve the mystery, the authorities set out to find the remains of the missing horse.
They began to comb through the area, hoping to find Cog Swell’s ghost, but the remains were never found.
A still image taken in the 1950s by French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, titled The Last Day of Summer.
The image was shot in the desert, with the desert setting being the backdrop for the scene.
It was a day when the sun would set, leaving behind a shimmering, beautiful sunset.
The sun would then rise over the horizon.
A Still image from a 1970s video by the photographer John Busson.
The still image was filmed in a hotel in New York City, which was being renovated.
The building was originally called The Old Hotel, and featured a fireplace.
It had a balcony overlooking the lobby and a bar area.
It also featured a view of the Grand Canyon, which is one of Cartier Bussons most iconic images.
The view of all these features, which were later recreated by photographer John Barksdale, helped to set the stage for the new hotel.
A photo from the 1930s of a woman in her mid-60s sitting on her bed, with a dog and a baby in the foreground.
“The old man who I photographed this scene with was very sad,” Bussondes says.
And when he died, he left behind a few photos of the woman.
“It was a really good photograph that I never really looked at again,” he says.
A photograph taken by photographer Richard Henry Harrison, Jr. in 1939.
Harrison captured the last images of his father, Richard Henry Hensley, in the same hotel where he was staying at the time.
But that wasn’t the first time he had taken the photograph.
In 1941, Harrison was working at a hotel as a hotel maintenance worker, and while there, he decided to take a picture with his father.
The photo is still on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. 6.
A picture taken by Richard Henry Henry Hinsley, Jr., in 1942.
The last image taken by Hinsleys father, who passed away in 1943, is the most famous still image in the world.
It shows a young girl, seated on a chair, and her hands wrapped around a table in the middle of a room.
The room is filled with other people and toys, and a girl, dressed in a white dress, appears to be watching.
The scene is set for a night out with friends, and there are several shots of the girl’s hand around the table.
This still image has been the subject of many books and films, including the classic classic, The Birth of a Nation, which focuses on the life of Hensleys father