11th August 2003, 03:36 PM
11th August 2003, 05:02 PM
Eh, looks like you were beside me. I was the inconsiderate guy who opened up the tripod fully and took up 3 ppl worth of space.
11th August 2003, 05:07 PM
Late-comer expects people who came earlier than him to shift left shift right just to let him shoot..and in the end, even expects other ppl to switch places with him..
11th August 2003, 05:11 PM
djchris > I saw that too, someone with a tripod and SLR ask a guy with a small P&S camera to move away so that he can put tripod there...
11th August 2003, 05:13 PM
big headache ........ but getting high already .....
Originally Posted by lavenderlilz
11th August 2003, 05:16 PM
We saw different ppl den.. hee
Originally Posted by Wai
We weren't at the same jetty.
11th August 2003, 05:17 PM
I was sitting by the Espanade when one idiotic phototaker (I would not even classify him to be a photographer) ask me to get out of my place as he wanted my place to take photograph ..... I tell him .... hey, u tot u got camera very big is it? whahahahahaha......
Originally Posted by Wai
11th August 2003, 05:21 PM
Which is why I make sure I get there early so that I don't have to ask ppl to move away, or squeeze for a slot..
Originally Posted by blurblock
I wanna take pictures comfortably..
11th August 2003, 05:39 PM
ya lor...so many inconsiderate singaporean around?
Originally Posted by djchris
11th August 2003, 05:47 PM
Maybe u could enlighten us on why u found the encircled chap inconsiderate? Still very puzzled.
11th August 2003, 05:48 PM
In such a situation, I normally start twitching my left eye and look very agitated. That usually solves the problem.
Originally Posted by blurblock
11th August 2003, 05:49 PM
DOnt you all find this thread familiar,,,,,...last time something also happens during some kind of modeling event..?
What to do? YOu are staying in SIngapore where people just think of themselves....(wouldnt you get frastrated when you see the MRT so filled with people (at the doors and not the center of the cabin?) and you are going to be late for work cos you cant enter the train?
Singaporeans Singaporeans....sigh.....sometimes, i felt so sick being one...not to invoke any flames here but just my feelings....
11th August 2003, 05:51 PM
If it happened to me, I'd whoop his candy *** and kick his **** and..(well, the rest is up to your imagination)
Originally Posted by StreetShooter
11th August 2003, 05:56 PM
11th August 2003, 06:46 PM
what so inconsiderate???
guy in a chair with dog = harmless
maybe the problem lies in u?
11th August 2003, 07:35 PM
11th August 2003, 07:54 PM
To all, sorry for the delay as at 12+am, once i posted up the picture and thread, I couldn't access CS anymore after that due to maintenance.
This was what happened, me and another friend was standing near them, not directly infront of them though, I was half in front of the lady and my friend was to my leftside. We were looking for a good spot to set up our gear and in less than 10 seconds time, the lady said:"excuse me, pls don't block our view". I said okie, thinking that she meant that we should not set up there and block their view. Of course, we will not do that.
Another 15seconds later, she said the same thing to me again. Irritated and pissed off, we went away. The thing is that we did not even put our bags and tripods down, and were just there for less than 1 minute (from the start till the end), not directly in front of them, and there was nothing in front good for them to view(it was about 630pm then).
And their chair was right in the middle of the path..
Well, the rest is for individual to judge.
P.S: During the evening, they took some pictures of the stadium and river view using flash.
11th August 2003, 08:41 PM
Wow. So many responses in such a short time. Anyway, the friend that meng was referring to, is me. I think the issue of being pissed off by the couple with the dogs in the picture, is not so much of latecomers demanding the right to set up gear and expecting others to give way, but more of being considerate so that everyone can enjoy the public space.
Originally Posted by meng
Notice that they set up their chairs with so much space in front of them, and at the same time expect others not to block their view. If we wanted to play punk, we could have ignored them and set up our tripods right in front of them, and then we would have become the side show, engaging in verbal, or worse, physical sparring. If we had done that, technically speaking, we had the right to do that, since it is a public place, but of course the action would be downright rude and inconsiderate. If they had been more considerate and put their chairs nearer the railings, nobody would have been able to block their view, and others would also have been able to set up their tripods behind them.
Eventually we set up our stuff a couple of metres away from them, and notice that the fishing rod was still there. The man who owned the rod was rather considerate, and retrieved his rod after that, so that more people could have an unobstructed view. His actions were commendable.
Also commendable was this family who was sitting near the rails, in front of where we set up our gear eventually. Sitting and squatting there was rather uncomfortable, and occasionally they stood up and stretched, but taking care not to obstruct our lenses.
Ideal as it seems, if everyone cooperated (photographers and non-photographers), people in front set their tripods lower, people sitting down move to the front, more people could have a nice outing, shooting photos, having a picnic, watching the fireworks, etc. Just like if passengers taking the MRT are cooperative and move inside the carriage, more people can board the train and will not be late for work. Before we insist on our obnoxious right just because we were there first, etc, think of how we would feel if we were at the receiving end of such behaviour.
Just my SGD 0.02 worth.
11th August 2003, 09:17 PM
reminds me of the incident at stadium during NDP preview. SniperD, Togu and me reached stadium very early and got the front row seats. It was about 3-4pm, just after the rain.
We were sitting down all these while. Our bags were on the floor, tripods were opened but legs not extended. We also planned to shoot at sitting position with the camera in front of us and avoid standing, so that we will not block people behind. But later, the family behind complained to a CPT that we were blocking their views with our cameras. However we were in sitting position all these while and it was too early to block anything good to view.
In the end, the CPT did not ask us to move away, but ask the family to move elseswhere.
Last edited by Wai; 11th August 2003 at 09:26 PM.
11th August 2003, 09:59 PM
I think that family is really dumb! Common sense would tell you that higher seats would give you a better view. Your angle of view across the field would be wider. However, for us photogs, it is more important for us to get closer to the action and also shoot at a level closer to the subjects. Next time, bring some photos to show these clowns why it's better to sit higher.