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    Photographer arrested for not warning pothole victim
    A photographer in China was accused of lying in wait to take these pictures of a poor guy riding his bike into a pothole.
    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1399668.html

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    Talking abt 'capturing moments', it takes a morbid twist.

    Unfortunately, this moment captured is absolutely lousy. I felt he only captured the motion which any idiot could do with burst mode. Not the expression of pain.
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    Sad to say but sometimes it is the only way to get the goverment to work in some countries. We in Singapore are fortunate that there are people listening to our complains.

    If this pictures were not taken and published, the pothole may never be filled. Things happens everyday and actions are not taken. I would say the photographer is trying to send a strong signal across. as we know, a picture paints a thousand words.

    I feed sorry for the victim though. He's the Hero if in the end something is done to teh pothole.

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    Why the man wear a hat and carry an umbrella at the same time while cycling?

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    Raining?

    I personally cycled with an umbrella as well. Short distances though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soma
    Why the man wear a hat and carry an umbrella at the same time while cycling?
    thought that's a safety helmet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by De'Switch
    Sad to say but sometimes it is the only way to get the goverment to work in some countries. We in Singapore are fortunate that there are people listening to our complains.If this pictures were not taken and published, the pothole may never be filled. Things happens everyday and actions are not taken. I would say the photographer is trying to send a strong signal across. as we know, a picture paints a thousand words.

    I feed sorry for the victim though. He's the Hero if in the end something is done to teh pothole.

    Than why not get his own wife, son, daughter, father or mother to ride over it and crash then? Why wait for a total stranger..as he feel less "painful" about it being somebody's else family member then his own? Gee that is such a righteous act.

    Hero? It is so loosely use today this word "hero" that it is the best scam any authority will resort to spin a story or avoid the sensitive truth of accidental death or action. He should have asked for a "heroic" voluteer to do the stunt then.

    That's my two cents bitch! heheh... no offence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    thought that's a safety helmet?

    That's the China version of a cheap cycling helmet maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Talking abt 'capturing moments', it takes a morbid twist.

    Unfortunately, this moment captured is absolutely lousy. I felt he only captured the motion which any idiot could do with burst mode. Not the expression of pain.
    Which only proves that he wasn't out to capture pain. Therefore his motive for snapping this picture wasn't a morbid one. Would have been a different story if he walked up to the groaning cyclist to take closeups eh?

    In any case, for what it's worth, i'd do the same. That'll teach people for wearing baseball caps instead of safety helmets. I'm amazed at how many people go "bare-back" in Singapore.

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    Sorry for being such a nitpick... but I don't see anything in that article about the photographer being arrested. Being under fire is not the same as being behind bars.

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    super old newspaper.. i think i've read it couple years back.. ? but interesting indeed.. thx for sharing..

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    haha yah i know abt the arrested part..
    got it off another rss feed but i provide the actual news link instead..
    so the factual thing is not my fault

    well... for the photographer's good intentions.. if he was so civic minded..
    i thnk he wld have went to help the guy.. (at the bare minimum)
    if he didn't then he prob had selfish desires..

    if he was truly civic minded and bent on showing this.. he cld have like gotten a posed shot..
    dun have to be a action shot.. can even be after math shot..

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    i think there's nothing wrong about waiting for the shot..
    to me it's the same as shooting a documentary.. eg: a lion killing a deer.
    it's not like he made the guy do it or something.

    if he's in the wrong, we should just arrest all the war photographers for failing to stop the war. =.="
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    i think there's nothing wrong about waiting for the shot..
    to me it's the same as shooting a documentary.. eg: a lion killing a deer.
    it's not like he made the guy do it or something.

    if he's in the wrong, we should just arrest all the war photographers for failing to stop the war. =.="
    and what if the person(victim) was a relative to you or someone really close?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim
    and what if the person(victim) was a relative to you or someone really close?
    a relative or a close person rode his/her bike into a pothole lor.. wat can i do right?
    even if the photog isnt there, the incident will still happen mah.

    if say until so emotional liddat, if there was no photog, you'll be blaming somebody else for the accident. in this case the photog merely became a scapegoat.
    sigh.

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    u will still feel nochanlant even if the victim was your wife , kids or parents?
    and that no none bothered to tell them that danger was just ahead of them and even started taking pictures when they fell not bothering to help?
    i seriously pity your familiy members then.

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    How many can the photog stop? 1? 5? 10? How many did his photo stop? Think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim
    u will still feel nochanlant even if the victim was your wife , kids or parents?
    and that no none bothered to tell them that danger was just ahead of them and even started taking pictures when they fell not bothering to help?
    i seriously pity your familiy members then.
    look, as i said, no need to get all emotional over this.
    what can one lone fella do to a pothole? cover it himself? go home and make a sign to warn people of the pothole? you know how many potholes are there all over china?

    it's not that no one bothered to help. it's that one person can do NOTHING in the long run.
    be logical please.
    sigh.

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    why not let jus go straight to the question........


    "If you happen to be in the shoe of the mentioned photographer, would you rather warn the cyclist or did what he did (including publishing online)?"


    i will....... (listen to your opinion first)

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