Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

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-X- Regular Member • Posts: 286
Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

I went on over yesterday to check out the Anti-War March/Protest in Midtown (Manhattan). Needless to say, it was another great experience. There were literally thousands of Photogs all around me. Mostly P&S, but also a very large share of Pro's and Photo-enthusiasts. And I saw a lot of impressive equipment as well! Boy was it an awesome day for a picture!

So anyway, in the midst of all this action, a rather newsworthy occurence emerged. Check out the follwing images to see what lead to an elderly woman being lead out of the march.....on a stretcher.

It started with a very large group of Student Protesters/Marchers who chose to get their point across in a rather unconventional method.

They stop at certain points during the march (for about a minute) and form a sort of barricade, creating a huge gap between themselves, and the marchers ahead of them. (Take notice of the "Gray-Haired" Lady to the right of the frame with her back towards the camera.)

The "ringleader" then coordinates (via bullhorn'ed instructions) a "rush", in which (at the ringleader's call) all the marchers begin storming down the open path ahead of them in a sort of "BraveHeart-esque", warrior-like manner. Extremely intimidating, but very point driving, needless to say. All the Photogs, including myself, quickly scrambled out of the way to avoid the angry stampede!

Unfortunately, one of us didn't make it. An elderly woman (a fellow Nikonian, btw) was apparently not quick enough to escape the angry stampede. She was trampled! Many of us rushed to her side. Upon quick realization that she was in the best hands she could be in at the moment (a doctor was actually in the area), I felt compelled to document the somewhat unfortunate consequences of these protester's actions.

After closer analysis, it seemed she was in worse condition than we had earlier anticipated. We advised her to remain down until further help arrived. She was comforted by many good samaritans while the Paramedics were en route to the scene.

Finally, help arrived, and it was determined that she should be taken to a local hospital for further examination.

Thankfully, I didn't see anyting else this unfortunate occur for the remainder of the March. My thoughts and prayors go out to that poor lady, and I sincerely hope she is doing well.

Thanks for looking, and please do not hesitate to post comments and/or critiques on my images.
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Bejersey
Bejersey Forum Pro • Posts: 14,451
Nice photojournalism work!!

-X- wrote:

I went on over yesterday to check out the Anti-War March/Protest in
Midtown (Manhattan). Needless to say, it was another great
experience. There were literally thousands of Photogs all around
me. Mostly P&S, but also a very large share of Pro's and
Photo-enthusiasts. And I saw a lot of impressive equipment as
well! Boy was it an awesome day for a picture!
So anyway, in the midst of all this action, a rather newsworthy
occurence emerged. Check out the follwing images to see what lead
to an elderly woman being lead out of the march.....on a stretcher.

It started with a very large group of Student Protesters/Marchers
who chose to get their point across in a rather unconventional
method.
They stop at certain points during the march (for about a minute)
and form a sort of barricade, creating a huge gap between
themselves, and the marchers ahead of them. (Take notice of the
"Gray-Haired" Lady to the right of the frame with her back towards
the camera.)

The "ringleader" then coordinates (via bullhorn'ed instructions) a
"rush", in which (at the ringleader's call) all the marchers begin
storming down the open path ahead of them in a sort of
"BraveHeart-esque", warrior-like manner. Extremely intimidating,
but very point driving, needless to say. All the Photogs,
including myself, quickly scrambled out of the way to avoid the
angry stampede!

Unfortunately, one of us didn't make it. An elderly woman (a
fellow Nikonian, btw) was apparently not quick enough to escape the
angry stampede. She was trampled! Many of us rushed to her side.
Upon quick realization that she was in the best hands she could be
in at the moment (a doctor was actually in the area), I felt
compelled to document the somewhat unfortunate consequences of
these protester's actions.

After closer analysis, it seemed she was in worse condition than we
had earlier anticipated. We advised her to remain down until
further help arrived. She was comforted by many good samaritans
while the Paramedics were en route to the scene.

Finally, help arrived, and it was determined that she should be
taken to a local hospital for further examination.

Thankfully, I didn't see anyting else this unfortunate occur for
the remainder of the March. My thoughts and prayors go out to that
poor lady, and I sincerely hope she is doing well.

Thanks for looking, and please do not hesitate to post comments
and/or critiques on my images.
-X-
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'No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.'

  • Seymour Parrish ('Sy the Photo Guy')

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GroovinPickle New Member • Posts: 18
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

I think you captured a living definition of "irony" with this one. Political views aside (although I probably agree with many of these protestors), this image is almost shocking. Perhaps it's out of context, but given the facial expressions, I don't think it's that far out of context.

Excellent work, although I truly feel sorry for the lady.

s&s Contributing Member • Posts: 873
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

Nice work! Your narration/pics really tell the story. I sure hope the lady is okay. I hate it when anti-war/peace protests actually end up with violence/someone getting hurt. It seems this happens more and more...

Keep up the great pj!!

-X- wrote:

I went on over yesterday to check out the Anti-War March/Protest in
Midtown (Manhattan). Needless to say, it was another great
experience. There were literally thousands of Photogs all around
me. Mostly P&S, but also a very large share of Pro's and
Photo-enthusiasts. And I saw a lot of impressive equipment as
well! Boy was it an awesome day for a picture!
So anyway, in the midst of all this action, a rather newsworthy
occurence emerged. Check out the follwing images to see what lead
to an elderly woman being lead out of the march.....on a stretcher.

It started with a very large group of Student Protesters/Marchers
who chose to get their point across in a rather unconventional
method.
They stop at certain points during the march (for about a minute)
and form a sort of barricade, creating a huge gap between
themselves, and the marchers ahead of them. (Take notice of the
"Gray-Haired" Lady to the right of the frame with her back towards
the camera.)

The "ringleader" then coordinates (via bullhorn'ed instructions) a
"rush", in which (at the ringleader's call) all the marchers begin
storming down the open path ahead of them in a sort of
"BraveHeart-esque", warrior-like manner. Extremely intimidating,
but very point driving, needless to say. All the Photogs,
including myself, quickly scrambled out of the way to avoid the
angry stampede!

Unfortunately, one of us didn't make it. An elderly woman (a
fellow Nikonian, btw) was apparently not quick enough to escape the
angry stampede. She was trampled! Many of us rushed to her side.
Upon quick realization that she was in the best hands she could be
in at the moment (a doctor was actually in the area), I felt
compelled to document the somewhat unfortunate consequences of
these protester's actions.

After closer analysis, it seemed she was in worse condition than we
had earlier anticipated. We advised her to remain down until
further help arrived. She was comforted by many good samaritans
while the Paramedics were en route to the scene.

Finally, help arrived, and it was determined that she should be
taken to a local hospital for further examination.

Thankfully, I didn't see anyting else this unfortunate occur for
the remainder of the March. My thoughts and prayors go out to that
poor lady, and I sincerely hope she is doing well.

Thanks for looking, and please do not hesitate to post comments
and/or critiques on my images.
-X-
--
'No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.'

  • Seymour Parrish ('Sy the Photo Guy')

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Gale Bizet Forum Pro • Posts: 15,266
Great PJ work. Sorry for Lady (nt)

-X- wrote:

I went on over yesterday to check out the Anti-War March/Protest in
Midtown (Manhattan). Needless to say, it was another great
experience. There were literally thousands of Photogs all around
me. Mostly P&S, but also a very large share of Pro's and
Photo-enthusiasts. And I saw a lot of impressive equipment as
well! Boy was it an awesome day for a picture!
So anyway, in the midst of all this action, a rather newsworthy
occurence emerged. Check out the follwing images to see what lead
to an elderly woman being lead out of the march.....on a stretcher.

It started with a very large group of Student Protesters/Marchers
who chose to get their point across in a rather unconventional
method.
They stop at certain points during the march (for about a minute)
and form a sort of barricade, creating a huge gap between
themselves, and the marchers ahead of them. (Take notice of the
"Gray-Haired" Lady to the right of the frame with her back towards
the camera.)

The "ringleader" then coordinates (via bullhorn'ed instructions) a
"rush", in which (at the ringleader's call) all the marchers begin
storming down the open path ahead of them in a sort of
"BraveHeart-esque", warrior-like manner. Extremely intimidating,
but very point driving, needless to say. All the Photogs,
including myself, quickly scrambled out of the way to avoid the
angry stampede!

Unfortunately, one of us didn't make it. An elderly woman (a
fellow Nikonian, btw) was apparently not quick enough to escape the
angry stampede. She was trampled! Many of us rushed to her side.
Upon quick realization that she was in the best hands she could be
in at the moment (a doctor was actually in the area), I felt
compelled to document the somewhat unfortunate consequences of
these protester's actions.

After closer analysis, it seemed she was in worse condition than we
had earlier anticipated. We advised her to remain down until
further help arrived. She was comforted by many good samaritans
while the Paramedics were en route to the scene.

Finally, help arrived, and it was determined that she should be
taken to a local hospital for further examination.

Thankfully, I didn't see anyting else this unfortunate occur for
the remainder of the March. My thoughts and prayors go out to that
poor lady, and I sincerely hope she is doing well.

Thanks for looking, and please do not hesitate to post comments
and/or critiques on my images.
-X-
--
'No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.'

  • Seymour Parrish ('Sy the Photo Guy')

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photohikedive Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

You say she wasn't able to get out of the way fast enough, looks more like she was mowed down. These kids do not look like they had any intention of going around her, or make any attempt to avoid her. Peace, at any cost?

Andreasoo New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

How did you shoot the pictures? RAW?
What lens(es) did you use?
Really nice colors! How did you work with the pictures on your computer?

Hope the lady is ok..

Andreas

Nick 2004 Regular Member • Posts: 478
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

I hope the protesters saw the result of their little stunt. Those students aren't even looking at her, just intent on smashing their way through. There is certainly nothing wrong with protesting against a cause, but there's always a few that will ruin it for the others.

Very very nice photos and story. I'm impressed, keep up the good work. I hope our Nikon lady is ok, and especially her camera
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Nick Morgan Regular Member • Posts: 235
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

Thank you for these photographs! Great work, and the shot of the medics and police lifting her up is perhaps the best one.

I was hoping to go to the Anti-War Rally myself and stay there from start to end with a carton of film, but alas, I'm not much good at photography with a high and sudden fever =/

katkison Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

I'm really impressed with your shots.

Having done PJ work in the 70's and early 80's, I had my own share of knocks and bruises. I tended to not get out of the way quickly enough. I would get into impossible physical positions and not be able to move out of the way in time to avoid contact with football players or whatever I was shooting.

A couple of times I was overwhelmed by fighting as it moved around me and left me trying to protect myself and equipment from injury. Thankfully, I was never seriously injured.

pajja Regular Member • Posts: 372
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

Well the gray haired lady did get knocked down, and that is a tragedy that anyone could get hurt, but I would hardly call this a violent act.

s&s wrote:

Nice work! Your narration/pics really tell the story. I sure hope
the lady is okay. I hate it when anti-war/peace protests actually
end up with violence/someone getting hurt. It seems this happens
more and more...

katkison Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

pajja wrote:

Well the gray haired lady did get knocked down, and that is a
tragedy that anyone could get hurt, but I would hardly call this a
violent act.

What do you call it when a organized crowd moves forward without regard for the safety or rights of others? Intentionally moving in a rush and running over someone (remember she was trampled) without making allowances for people or property in their way shows, to me, a callus disregard for others. Trampling people, whether intentional or not, IS an act of violence.

So much for peaceful/non-violent protest.

OP -X- Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

Andreasoo wrote:

How did you shoot the pictures? RAW?

They were shot in "JPEG/Fine" mode. I've yet to acquire NC4, so I haven't attempted shooting in RAW yet, although I am literally thirsting for it. Switching between tons of White Balance Modes and Exposure Compensation Settings is fun sometimes, but sometimes you come home with some "less than desirable" results. Luckily, i've been really getting the hang of this camera having learned so much from my 5700.

What lens(es) did you use?

I used my (so far) all time favorite lens: My Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor. I can't say enough about this lens. I find it sharp at all focal lengths and aperture openings. I have two other lenses (check my Profile to see which), but have yet to put them to any REAL use as I am just having too much fun with this lens. Highly recommended!

Really nice colors! How did you work with the pictures on your
computer?

This is how they came out of the camera. Again, I am not too Software savvy, and do not even have PS7 (let alone CS). At this moment, I just cannot justify spending over $700.00 on a program. So I usually try my absolute best to get my images as desirable as possible "out of the camera". I have Elements, and DO use it most of the time when needed. But I don't do much more than (if needed) slightly changing the color variation (if I shot too hot or too cold), or (don't kill me) run an Auto-Levels/Contrast on it at times. It usually just brightens things up most of the time. Not too bad, but I guess I have a lot to learn. I definitely want PS8 (CS), but am still wondering how everyone and their brother has this insanely expensive (IMO) program?! Is there some kind of underground ring of users sharing this program? Or are peolpe ACTUALLY going out and spending that much money. I mean, I understand having it for professional use, but I know Nikon CoolPix 2500 owners who have these programs. Anyway, until I figure how to get a deal on this program (free would be the best!), it is likely I will be using Elements for a little while longer. At least until I radically excel at Post-Processing, and find the need for it.

Hope the lady is ok..

I hope so too. Thanks for the sentiment. I was particularly moving actually witnessing it.

Andreas

And thanks to all of you for your great comments! It was fun putting another one together for you guys. Glad to see you enjoyed 'em!
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grey pilgrim Contributing Member • Posts: 676
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

pajja wrote:

Well the gray haired lady did get knocked down, and that is a
tragedy that anyone could get hurt, but I would hardly call this a
violent act.

And if it had been a pro-war rally, what would your sentiments have been, hmmm?

This was a great capture, and I agree with others' posts; when rallies cause physical harm to anyone or anything, they have stepped outside the bounds. Gandhi and MLK had it right....

I too hope she is okay...

Doug

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NNS Veteran Member • Posts: 3,619
Nice shots. and a question..

Did any of those people look up the street and notice a couple of 110 story buildings that aren't there anymore???

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Jonathan F. Senior Member • Posts: 1,591
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

Stupid kids. I'm a young guy still going to college, but didn't they take the time to make sure no one was in the way or were they all so hyped up on "protesting" that they didn't notice the lady in front of them? Stuff like that should not happen.

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OP -X- Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Nice shots. and a question..

NNS wrote:

Did any of those people look up the street and notice a couple of
110 story buildings that aren't there anymore???

Yeah, I know, but everyone has their own justification for their own personal beliefs. That's what makes this country what it is. "To each, his own", I guess.
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nenad Contributing Member • Posts: 953
It's Nikon's fault. It begs to be used inthe worst conditions nd

-X- wrote:

I went on over yesterday to check out the Anti-War March/Protest in
Midtown (Manhattan). Needless to say, it was another great
experience. There were literally thousands of Photogs all around
me. Mostly P&S, but also a very large share of Pro's and
Photo-enthusiasts. And I saw a lot of impressive equipment as
well! Boy was it an awesome day for a picture!
So anyway, in the midst of all this action, a rather newsworthy
occurence emerged. Check out the follwing images to see what lead
to an elderly woman being lead out of the march.....on a stretcher.

It started with a very large group of Student Protesters/Marchers
who chose to get their point across in a rather unconventional
method.
They stop at certain points during the march (for about a minute)
and form a sort of barricade, creating a huge gap between
themselves, and the marchers ahead of them. (Take notice of the
"Gray-Haired" Lady to the right of the frame with her back towards
the camera.)

The "ringleader" then coordinates (via bullhorn'ed instructions) a
"rush", in which (at the ringleader's call) all the marchers begin
storming down the open path ahead of them in a sort of
"BraveHeart-esque", warrior-like manner. Extremely intimidating,
but very point driving, needless to say. All the Photogs,
including myself, quickly scrambled out of the way to avoid the
angry stampede!

Unfortunately, one of us didn't make it. An elderly woman (a
fellow Nikonian, btw) was apparently not quick enough to escape the
angry stampede. She was trampled! Many of us rushed to her side.
Upon quick realization that she was in the best hands she could be
in at the moment (a doctor was actually in the area), I felt
compelled to document the somewhat unfortunate consequences of
these protester's actions.

After closer analysis, it seemed she was in worse condition than we
had earlier anticipated. We advised her to remain down until
further help arrived. She was comforted by many good samaritans
while the Paramedics were en route to the scene.

Finally, help arrived, and it was determined that she should be
taken to a local hospital for further examination.

Thankfully, I didn't see anyting else this unfortunate occur for
the remainder of the March. My thoughts and prayors go out to that
poor lady, and I sincerely hope she is doing well.

Thanks for looking, and please do not hesitate to post comments
and/or critiques on my images.
-X-
--
'No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.'

  • Seymour Parrish ('Sy the Photo Guy')

PBase Supporter: http://www.pbase.com/diskidx

pcjunkyard Regular Member • Posts: 211
I don't know about peaceful...

but they sure are happy. (at least smiling)

pajja wrote:
Well the gray haired lady did get knocked down, and that is a
tragedy that anyone could get hurt, but I would hardly call this a
violent act.

s&s wrote:

Nice work! Your narration/pics really tell the story. I sure hope
the lady is okay. I hate it when anti-war/peace protests actually
end up with violence/someone getting hurt. It seems this happens
more and more...

cafr Regular Member • Posts: 272
Re: Incident! @ The NYC Anti-War Protest/March - (D100 Pic Sequence)

These are incredible photos and only wants to go to more rallies. Not to see people hurt but to see the energy in the crowd and how strong headed they are. I love photograhy and I have aspirations of being a paramedic one day so something like that would be interesting. I am not conding this behavior and I would not wish it upon anyone alive.

Thanks for the great work! NO post processing! AMAZING!

Sean

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