So we get off the plane in Montreal. Half of us board the bus for the hotel, the photographers and a wire reporter go with Mr. Dion to his designated polling station. The sole purpose of that trip is to record the iconic image of politician casting a ballot for himself. And so it was apparently to some consternation that Mr. Dion did not turn around when he deposited his ballot, shoving it through without hesitation or pose and with his back to the cameras.
I’m told only one still photographer, positioned on the other side of Mr. Dion, got the shot.