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Auto versus Pedestrian
Auto versus Pedestrian

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oops! (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Date: Aug 29, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2003

Onlookeers watch as police investigate a horrible truck vs bicyclist accident.

This was a tough shot to get in the failing light of the day. I had to take quick shots between cars that were entering and exiting the frame from three directions. I wanted to capture the observers instead of the rather gruesome accident itself.

It feels very busy but it does emphasize the chaos of the scene.

Place: 130 out of 150
Avg (all users): 4.1472
Avg (commenters): 4.5556
Avg (participants): 3.9067
Avg (non-participants): 4.2628
Views since voting: 1027
Votes: 231
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/11/2008 08:07:37 PM
I like this because it IS busy, because you don't see what happened. The body language of the spectators says it all. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2003 02:37:16 AM
Since neither are in the shot, and are only just barely hinted at, it doens't work well.
09/05/2003 05:41:39 PM
Unfortunately, one cant really tell whats going on
09/04/2003 04:33:31 PM
It's obviously an oops, but I can't tell what happened.
09/04/2003 12:39:58 PM
still trying to figure out the oops moment here. was there an accident? if so, not having it in the frame at all isn't too effective.
09/04/2003 02:29:13 AM
Ok, Iíll take your word on it. I donít see the auto or the pedestrian.
09/04/2003 12:25:11 AM
What? If this is supposed to be an accident, judging from the title, then why not show the actual accident instead of just a cop car and two guys on bikes?
09/03/2003 05:22:17 PM
is that an oops?
09/03/2003 04:49:28 PM
This photo seems rather boring and doesn't work with the challenge.
09/03/2003 02:14:13 PM
This seems a little jumbled or cluttered. I think I would have liked a different perspective a little better, with more a view of either staring looky-loos or the actual scene.
09/03/2003 04:45:56 AM
Nice reportage without be sensationalist. The glances of the spectators tell you all you need to know !
09/03/2003 01:17:24 AM
Good job of showing the scene without it getting ugly

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