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Author Topic: Photographer killed by locomotive traveling from opposite direction  (Read 4673 times)

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RacePhoto

« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 01:06 »
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As someone who still takes train photos let me say. Stupid!

You can't hear a train coming up behind you at 60-80MPH, you don't stand on the freeway to shoot the other lanes. Why would someone stand in the path of a train going the same speed?

You NEVER stand between the rails, especially while looking the other direction.


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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 14:36 »
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Ear buds!

As someone who still takes train photos let me say. Stupid!

You can't hear a train coming up behind you at 60-80MPH, you don't stand on the freeway to shoot the other lanes. Why would someone stand in the path of a train going the same speed?

You NEVER stand between the rails, especially while looking the other direction.

« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 17:08 »
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Without seeing the area where she was photographing when she was killed, then it's hard to pass judgment.  I have seen some train tracks where there are blind curves... areas covered by thick vegetation in which the train seems to practically appear out of nowhere.

At any rate, whether photographing trains or highway traffic... one has to always exercise a high degree of caution.  Highways are especially dangerous, just because you get a lot of idiot drivers who rubber neck at what you're are doing.... and where ever their head swivels, their car seems to go in that direction too, lol.

Cricket
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 17:12 by Cricket »

rubyroo

« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 18:16 »
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I agree with Luis and Jens.  I don't think comments sections should be permitted on articles like that.  So many people just want to spew their opinions all over the Internet without a thought for the hurt they cause.  It makes no sense to be shouting at a dead person because of the pain she's caused her children and loved ones while those very comments sit for posterity to cause even more pain for them.

Poncke

« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 18:20 »
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I think its nonsense to remove freedom of speech, spoken or written, makes no difference. Discussing a matter doesnt necessarily cause grief either.

rubyroo

« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 18:22 »
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I don't think it removes freedom of speech.  Newspapers often choose not to place comment sections under sensitive subjects.  It's more a judgement call than anything.  Different people have different sensitivities.

Poncke

« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2012, 18:29 »
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Fair enough on news articles, I meant in general including blogs and forums

rubyroo

« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2012, 18:32 »
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Yes, sorry if I wasn't clear.  I meant on news articles specifically.

« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2012, 03:31 »
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there is always a line of so called freedom..and many people are claiming freedom to do things that hurt others...

i remember a quote like a lot of bad things are going on in the disguise of freedom..personally i will think what is your freedom of speech to say something about a person that had passed away and u have never met, and u weren't there..and u don't know what exactly happened except..an article.

I think its nonsense to remove freedom of speech, spoken or written, makes no difference. Discussing a matter doesnt necessarily cause grief either.

Poncke

« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2012, 13:00 »
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Ugh, you are taking this out of context. There is nothing wrong with discussing the news. I dont even know how to defend myself against that comment. I'll leave it at that.


 

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