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coffeeman
25th Jul 2015, 12:46 PM
Looks like another incident where someone was too concerned with getting the photo then safety.

http://www.slrlounge.com/another-photographer-killed-during-photo-shoot-on-train-tracks/

The Ol' Curmudgeon
25th Jul 2015, 02:14 PM
Good. One fewer idiot to deal with.

zosimas
25th Jul 2015, 03:59 PM
thanks for posting, I just shared that on a couple photography forums where I visit. I cringe when i see photographers doing this, but saying anything usually results in negative and derogatory responses.

Allen H.
25th Jul 2015, 06:51 PM
Good. One fewer idiot to deal with.
Amen!

What's really sad is the fact that the railroads have to actually post this or say things like this:

Last month, Union Pacific launched a campaign – #TracksAreForTrains (http://www.slrlounge.com/tracks-trains-not-senior-photos/) – to remind the public to stay off the railroad tracks...

Back when I was a kid and before I began to model trains, I knew that if I didn't move off the tracks, it wouldn't turn out good for me.
I don't know, call it common sense?
Survival instinct?

aflica
25th Jul 2015, 09:38 PM
Whats really sad is what the crew will be going thru , a needless and preventable death if the photographer had used his common sense as Allen stated . Now the crew will have to live with this horror forever , and nothing they could do about it , except watch it happen . My sadness is for both the photographers family and esspecially for the crew .

Steve

The Ol' Curmudgeon
26th Jul 2015, 04:44 AM
I wish to retract my earlier statement. It was ungenerous.

I see so much in the way of risk-taking by trespassers that it's hard for me not be harsh and brittle about these things.

ozzie Bill.
26th Jul 2015, 05:49 AM
Thank you Paul. Bill.

ike8120
26th Jul 2015, 08:35 AM
People just don't get it until it is too late.