I couldn't agree with more. I don't know, I wasn't there. I hope I would have done something but I have 100% frozen in an emergency and I know what an awful feeling it is. I wish I was hero, but sometimes the natural instinct is to just freeze.
By all accounts I read it took about 20 seconds. That is very, very fast.
My problem, like you state, is that the picture is being published over and over again.
It's horrible that that man died, Shasta. But it's important that we are having this discussion, and we wouldn't be having it without the photograph. Just something to think about.