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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:09 pm 

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Walking along a street in New York and I heard and then saw a cop car sounding its siren and then flash its lights.

A Cadillac pulls over and the cops start shouting, the occupants refuse to get out and the cops get really pissed!

As you can see he has his hand on his gun ready to draw it, I must admit I wasn't sure whether to snap away or look for cover.

I don't think I captured the drama to be honest, but I was only half thinking of the shot!


PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:02 am 

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Even half thinking about the shot Richard, it’s certainly sharp. Something you don’t see every day.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:46 pm 
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One can read some of the intensity of the situation off of the officer's face, and the hand on the gun is a great moment to snap like this. I also like how you captured his shoes. Bright orange and just in between those cars, it makes for a nice detail. The pictures does need your backstory though, perhaps because you were concerned about your safety but certainly because you're on the other side of the street. This kind of a situation is were Capa's words about being close are ideally applicable, albeit somewhat dangerous.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:00 pm 

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I agree with Bjorn, the photo is much better and has much more context when you tell the story with it. Though I find the Saturn (?) obstructing in the shot, it's understandable that you couldn't keep it out of the frame. I think you did capture the policeman in the right moment though, nice job :)

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