Risking Live's for Images?
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-04-09 7:44]
we are neighbours today, i got lucky today.
while going through the notes i could realise that you saved your self from a very unpleasent situation, i must say you shouldnt take much of the risk, you are precious and important to a lot of people including your family and friends like us from photography community.
i had a bad experience too while shooting landscapes 4 days back when i took the posted shot near the highway, I save my self from a reckless truck driver by running and jumping along with my camera when he could not control his vehicle.
the shot is nice with a mix of pines, firs, aspens and willows,
tfs & regards
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-09 7:47]
Sounds like you had a lucky escape! I suppose the thing to remember is that most people are basically OK and it is just the odd one or two (which is, unfortunately, all it takes).
Nice shot full of interesting forms and tones.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-04-09 8:02]
Quite a story!
You must be felt so relieve when in the car again.
And figured out this image will remain very deep inside you...it transmits very well the remote of that place, thanks to your effective framing and composition.
Well done and thanks for share the picture and story.
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-04-09 8:21]
Hi Bob, looks a bit gnarly out there!! next time carry a gun!! Good tones and shapes though, looks an interesting place, pity about the intruders though!! best regards and keep safe...howard
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-04-09 8:22]
Thats quite a situation you got yourself into..Its amazing what perils a tranquil place can hold from seemingly plundering humans...Quick thinking on your part saved the day and a nasty situation.
The picture does um up entirely remoteness.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-09 9:27]
You are too much. After that scary episode you stopped to take this picture! That must be the photojournalist in you - you had to have a great shot to go with the story. Sorry this happened to you and Jane and perhaps you won't go to such isolated places soon again. The world is a far different place than it was when we grew up.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-04-09 10:33]
Hi Bob,interesting history and very nice pic,excuse me i have no time now,thanks for share,Luciano
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-09 12:01]
Hi Bob. Take care my friend but you still have a quick thinking mind which helps.Interesting shot on the tress. TFS.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-09 14:03]
Yikes! What an experience! And some very quick thinking from you Bob! Glad to hear you and Jane came out of it alright!
I always take my monopod, not just for stability... but also for protection ;-) And my stuff is insured... costs a mint though!
A great abstracty image.
Very nice mix of colours and tones.
Stunning detail as well.
Great work Bob!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-09 18:42]
your sweatshirt with the logo « PRESS »
and your ruse saved you from a bad situation...
excellent shot with the 2 tree trunks of the foreground
doing a great vertical frame for the background, TFS
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-09 19:18]
Reading Your note I really would like to be there and give You a hand. I mean I dont like to find problems, but I like to help people in this cases.
Any way take good care of You and Your lovly wife. Please say hi to Her for me Ok.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-09 19:29]
I always knew you were intelligent, here some quick thinking and some luck saved a bad situation. I have always said to my Lucy, I far more fear humans than animals, but might I suggest two things, material things can be replaced and possible a 25 dollar can of bear spray to protect the ones we love. Please becareful my friend but don't let the actions of two thugs make you a prisoner.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-10 1:41]
Bob, you had a scary experience. You mean you have even Russian hoodlums in the US?
Thank God, nothing unpleasant happened and you put your ingenuity to good use.
This view from around the Fish Lake area gives an authentic impression about the wilderness that exists there.
Thanks and be careful while you are out there in the wild.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-10 5:53]
Hi Bob, bad situation for you, but all finish well:) good view of wonderful forest with splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio
- azleader (931)
- [2008-04-10 8:36]
With your background you certainly know better than I, but I it seems that it is becoming less safe for photographers than it used to be. No doubt your quick thinking saved you.
Perhaps I told you this but your story reminds me of an experience I had. I'd driven in to Phoenix's downtown slums one bright sunny Saturday morning to take pictures of "Despair" for a photo competition. I naively and gleefully thought that destitute bums would make great subjects.
I saw this bus stop with more than a half dozen homeless people milling around. "Perfect!", I thought as I drove around a corner about a block away then walked back and started taking pictures from the other side of the street as I approached.
Without warning this tough looking guy suddenly leaps up, runs strait at me from across the street and with his redden face 8 inches from mine screams, "Why are you taking my picture!?".
It dawns on me this guy could be an escaped axe murderer from somewhere and willing to kill again to keep from being discovered. To say the least, I was scared.
Unlike you, however, I was not nearly so calm and quick thinking. While seeing my life pass before my eyes I started talking fast. I rattled on explaining I'd never take anyone's picture who did not want it and he could watch while I deleted the ones I'd already taken. I turned the camera to show him. "See", I said, "Just watch!"
I had one little problem. I was so scared out of my wits that I couldn't remember how to delete pictures! Instead, I told him I was deleting images while all I really did was advance to the next frame. I stopped before I got back to the first picture I had "deleted".
Then there was this very long, uncomfortable pause while he stood glaring wildly at me. I thought, "This is it. He is going to smash my camera into a million pieces AND beat me up."
But he suddenly turned around and just walked away. As casual as I could appear while restraining the urge to run at top speed I walked away at increasing velocity until I got back in the car. I exceeding the speed limit while exiting the area.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-10 15:40]
Just be careful with yourself and Jane going out to such remote area that I observed from the image you captured! may be a lot of people does not think like us but nice to know that you get out of the situation alright, I am glad!
many thanks for the sharing