What you see is always quite what gets you:

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eric Stevens, Sep 9, 2013.

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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Sep 9, 2013
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    Well, he was a risk taker but now he's now dead.

    You can't overlook the fact that he was one of us.
     
    Eric Stevens, Sep 9, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    He sounds like a Darwin Award candidate.
    He was?
    This was an idiot. Who in his right mind would face down any vehicle
    moving toward him at speed?
    That is certainly not the way I would have gone about getting a shot of
    an approaching locomotive, and I could be wrong, but I doubt if anybody
    in these rooms would be so foolish as to do as he did.
     
    Savageduck, Sep 9, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Sounds like a job for a Sony QX10 on a makeshift tripod, with a string
    attached to pull it off the tracks before the train hits it.

    Why the QX10? It's designed specifically to be operated remotely by
    wifi, using a smartphone as a finder and control, and if the train hits
    it you're out 250 bucks, which is substantial but a lot less than a
    DSLR.
     
    J. Clarke, Sep 9, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Accidents happen because of poor training, poor planning, poor
    judgement, low experience, risk taking and bad luck.

    What, exactly, is a "freezing worker"? Here that's anyone forced to
    work outdoor in the winter.

    (Ironic perhaps, as well).

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 9, 2013
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    I doubt if the outcome was what he intended. Presumably he expected to
    take his photograph and step out of the way. (He may even have thought
    he was not in the way). The train was allegedly doing only 45 km/hr =
    27 mph. Anyone who can cross a busy road can handle the necessary
    judgments.

    The explanation given by his friend, that the victims speed and
    distance judgment was distorted by the camera lens makes sense. An
    approaching train is not the only instance when such a misjudgment
    could prove fatal.
     
    Eric Stevens, Sep 10, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    See http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/22548/freezing-workers
    "freezing worker" is a New Zealand and possibly an Australian term. It
    stems from the late 1800s when New Zealand had an enormous number of
    sheep but the major market (England) was on the other side of the
    world. The major output of virtually all the major slaughter houses
    was frozen lamb/mutton. The slaughter houses were generally known as
    'freezing works' and their staff as 'freezing workers'.
     
    Eric Stevens, Sep 10, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    I think he's a bit old for that, I'd say if he were going to breed he'd had done so, but I know what you mean.
    Shouldn;t we at least first find out what sort of camera he was using ... ;-)
    Well they;d be some in intereting Angles to be had.
    The only mistake that seems feasable is trying to get a wide angle shot, low down and as he was looking through the lens/VF/whatever and it looked like the train was further away so thought he was safe for an extra 15 seconds or so.
     
    Whisky-dave, Sep 10, 2013
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    George Kerby Guest

    Moral of the story: "Chimping" can kill.

    Next month there will be notifications on the back of all digitals in
    seventeen languages much like outside rear view mirrors, "WARNING - objects
    may appear farther away than they are!".

    Despite the Lawyers, in Reality, it is called 'clensing of the Gene Pool. He
    was an idiot, like the Duck stated. Period. 'Nuff said...
     
    George Kerby, Sep 10, 2013
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    George Kerby Guest

    'Splains a lot. His grey matter was 'iced'...
     
    George Kerby, Sep 10, 2013
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    George Kerby Guest

    And angels as well...
     
    George Kerby, Sep 10, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    The article doesn't say what kind of camera it was, if the camera was
    damaged, or if there were any good images on the card. They leave out
    the important stuff.

    Who has the copyrights to a dead man's photos?
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 10, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Since he was undoubtably trespassing on the railroad's right of way, it
    would seem the RR would have all rights to any photographs.
    ....unless the ex-photographer got a property release signed before
    stepping onto the track.
     
    Savageduck, Sep 10, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    This story reminds me of the old Emo Phillips stand-up routine, where
    he says, "I remember my Grandfather's last words, "A TRUCK!!!""
     
    Savageduck, Sep 10, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    US: His employer (assuming his contract gave all rights to the co. or
    client), otherwise his estate.

    Canada: it would go to the entity who hired him (no contract needed),
    otherwise his estate. If hired and the contract stipulated he had the
    copyright, then to the estate.

    There's the issue of trespass in the cited case which could muddy the issue.

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 10, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Like Ted Williams?
     
    PeterN, Sep 11, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    A bloody mess. That's what i say.
     
    PeterN, Sep 11, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I assumed it was someone like a refrigeration mechanic or repairman.


    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 11, 2013
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