Comments on: Shoe fits http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/12/18/shoe-fits/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Thomas Semesky http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/12/18/shoe-fits/comment-page-1/#comment-337213 Sat, 03 Jan 2009 15:28:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12350#comment-337213 Photographs can only say so much, so it is interesting to read the behind the scene commentary of one who was there. Also being a photographer myself, it was interesting to read about what snap decisions you had to make to cover the story.

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By: Sandra Lewis http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/12/18/shoe-fits/comment-page-1/#comment-337202 Sat, 03 Jan 2009 07:08:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12350#comment-337202 This has been an event that angered me. It has injured the integrity of foreign photographers everywhere. I would love to see them escorted to a “hearing room” where simply a PA system is installed and they can listen from there. On the way out, someone can hand out a picture of the president or U.S. diplomat at the podium.**What makes no sense at all is after the shoes were hurled, this guy had no shoes! I would have to weigh symbolism against comfort and safety. It is a senseless effort and anyone who practices it is lightheaded. BUT… look at the picture above. The Iraqi Prime Minister is undaunted. Why? Did he know the shoes were coming and they would not be aimed at him??? I’ll say this much about OUR President. He has very quick reflexes and he remained calm.

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By: jenn/ http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/12/18/shoe-fits/comment-page-1/#comment-337122 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:17:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12350#comment-337122 Very well written. You showed us the grace that the president had in the midst of an embarassing, scary incident.

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By: toby melville http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/12/18/shoe-fits/comment-page-1/#comment-337107 Sun, 21 Dec 2008 00:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12350#comment-337107 Hi Kevin

Enjoyed your story of the ‘shoe’ incident – open and honest of you to blog an anecdote of a moment missed ! Just as importantly, you touched upon the stuff about which us news photographers have periodical nightmares, no matter how many years on the road…the cold sweat waking up from what once would have been a bad dream about sticking the film in the fix first, or not catching the leader on the film advance drive; more recently, nocturnal musings about that corrupt disc, or indeed no disc in the camera; or the perennial dark thought: an unpredicted and unrepeatable incident in front of you just when the finger is not on the trigger, or the lens is pointing in the wrong direction, or even worse, the right direction, right focal length, wrong point of focus…nightmare! sleep well!

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