Comments on: Reflections on a plane crash and a bus ride http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MARK DAVEY http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-255231 Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:53:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/#comment-255231 Like you I always feel “at risk” in a traditional passenger plane. I get through this by thinking: “Hey the pilot wants to enjoy his life.” I have another friend who feels similarly his answer down fly unless it is a light aircraft and you know the pilot. I was 37 before I took a scheduled flight. I have photographed lots of car wrecks but never worried about driving motorcycles or cars as it is a control thing!

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By: Skyler Reid http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-251708 Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:48:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/#comment-251708 I’m interested in how you approach people who are recently grieving in order to photograph them. In my (limited) experience I’ve seen people respond very negatively to the idea of any kind of journalist around in a time of tragedy, especially a photographer. Yet looking at your pictures you’re obviously able to get quite close to these people. Any tips?

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By: Peggy Johnson http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-251662 Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:59:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/#comment-251662 I have traveled a few of those mountain-perched roads. I have flown on some rickety third-world airplanes. When the engine of one Peruvian plane exploded on take-off while at a tremendously high mountain town, all I could think of was chugging the first of three or four straight-up scotch drinks. When the plane landed, a flight attendent ripped off his seat belt and fled into the limping machine’s bathroom. What rattles me perhaps the most is the thought that while I have a choice in such matters, electing what roads to travel and skies to fly, most native peoples do not. It is those for whom I feel the most frequent pangs of anxiety.

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By: abby sivan http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-248793 Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:08:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/#comment-248793 what a wonderful description of the difficult but important work you do. keep it up Rickey

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By: Dario Ayala http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-247961 Mon, 13 Aug 2007 17:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/13/reflections-on-a-plane-crash-and-a-bus-ride/#comment-247961 Rickey, you touched on something that I’ve been wondering for a while: working in a dangerous city.
What extra precautions would one take working an area known to have a lot of gang activity, muggings, and general violence? Especially carrying more than a Car’s worth of equipment in a couple of bags.
Maybe sometime in the future we’ll see something on the subject on this addictive blog.

-dario

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