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Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:43 am

Guys briefly would shots of the smouldering wreckage of the fedex MD11 be wanted.
I have several taken from the deck but am debating whether i want to upload them. Many involving firefighters etc working the remains spraying foam and generally running round working whats left of the fire which was extinguished quickly.
Few shots there of the inverted gear legs and burnt out rear and front fuse.
Not sure if i should and still not sure if i want to..Still cannot believe i had this happen as i was en route from the Marroad to the T1 obs deck.
The deck was still not open but i took quite a few shots with the 500 through the fence and window of t1.
Still cant believe it happened but even scarier is how quickly all evidence of the accident disappeared.

[Edited 2009-03-26 04:49:05]
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RE: Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:59 pm

Hi darren

In my opinion I think you should upload them

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RE: Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:21 pm

Your statement "firefighters working the remains" was obviously meant extinguishing the fire. It just got me thinking, there were two dead bodies there. Please make sure all respect is given to them if/when you upload.

I happen to have taken photos from a major crash with fatalaties and probably wouldn't upload those, even though they are tasteful (no bodies in photos). The same crash a fellow with a camera emailed me his, clearly showing, zoomed in and focused on dead bodies. I found that to be unacceptable.

Just my thoughts and opinion.

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RE: Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:38 am

Thanks Tim and Ron..
Having thought about it for a few days decided to not upload them.
Thanks or the input Tim and Ron.
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RE: Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:25 am

Quoting Dehowie (Reply 3):

Photo documentation of events such as this are always interesting and sometimes beneficial as long as the human element is avoided...sadly,..think the audience here is aware of the crews misfortune and respect that aspect of the event. When I shot the TWA 800 incident, AA 587, and Avianca, I felt a bit goulish, but after some soul searching , It was only the aircraft trauma I was after and decided that I would always stear away from the human element, much unlike the general press pools looking for that award winning $$ shot.
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RE: Tokyo Fedex Shots.

Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:17 pm

Quoting Dehowie (Reply 3):

Having thought about it for a few days decided to not upload them.

I was going to reply to your message not long after you posted it, I had reservations about this - considering the severity of the accident. But I just didn't know how to say it. If I were taking the photos, I'd feel pretty bad/uneasy about doing it.


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