Monday, 15 June 2009

Detached from reality

If you ever needed an example of how being behind a camera can detach you from reality...then this is it. The cameraman was filming a DeHavilland Beaver trying to take off from Lake Spenard, Anchorage, Alaska, It's really only at the last minute that the videographer realises that something is wrong and dives for cover.

Several websites have said how odd it is that it takes the man so long to realise there is a problem. They don't take into account the detached secure feeling that being behind a camera gives. I've mentioned before on the blog how photographers (war photographers especially) often hide, physically and mentally, behind the camera. They just feel safe, no matter what's happening around them. Concentrating on the action doesn't help either.

The NTSB are investigating, although nobody was seriously hurt. Just a shame that the lovely DeHavilland Beaver got wrecked.

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