An e-mail correspondent sent me a few images showing how photographers could become so focused (you should pardon the expression) on the picture they’re trying to capture that they ignore the very real dangers around them. Here are two examples – I don’t know where they originated, so I can’t credit the sources.
Yeah . . . I’d say that’s two over-focused individuals!
"Does anybody else smell cooking bacon ?" Gives a new meaning to the word 'hotfoot', doesn't it. :^)
Zen like focus might get you hurt.
Well, I don't know about the little boy, but the lava guy set it up to look cool. http://petapixel.com/2013/07/13/photographer-gets-so-close-to-lava-that-his-shoes-and-tripod-catch-on-fire/
that being said… I know when I'm trying for just the right shot I lose track of my surroundings, to the general amusement of my husband. You see, my specialty is macrophotography, which means I'm getting down and dirty with my derriere in the air!
I had to look up "Sea Shepherd".
Sheesh, a spin-off group from Greenpeace, because the founder thought they weren't "direct action" enough.
He might as well be wearing a Che t-shirt.
I wonder more about the photographers who took the
pictures and his indifference to the photographers
in peril — especially the child.
I was wondering how the pic of the child hasn't created an online outrage!!
nah, the sea shepherds are actually worse than that. They had a reality tv show on animal planet for a while that filmed them disrupting the Japanese whaling around Antarctica.
It was amazing the lengths Paul Watson went through to convince the rest of the crew on his boat to do things that would get them detained by the Japanese government, while avoiding it himself.
I always wondered why they did not raise money to essentially pay the Japanese not to hunt whales. I mean there is the whole "If you pay the danegeld you never get rid of the Dane" but it seemed much more feasible, since my understanding whale meat is no longer as popular as it had been.
Why is killing a whale (the type that the Japanese harpoon are not an endangered species) worse than slaughtering a "moo cow"… or shooting a deer?
When I saw the second image my 1st thought was: "The kid has a nice stable stance for his shot!"