A tragic story like his comes along every now and then, highlighting the risks some photographers are willing to take in order to get their shots. Luke Traynor from the Mirror reports:
"Gerry Coyle, 65, was trying to snap idyllic sunsets when he scaled the 3,500ft Mount Snowdon - the highest peak in England and Wales.The enthusiastic snapper set up his tripod to capture the stunning scenery as he reached the end of a two week photographic tour of Britain's west coast.But an inquest heard on
Thursday how he fell 150 metres off a path as he tried to take in the sunset.His tripod and camera was found on the mountain - but his body was not discovered for six months in a deep gulley.The inquest heard climbers eventually stumbled across his abandoned tripod and camera a long way from the well used tourist path."
2012 has been an exciting year for photographers. The onslaught of new products was unprecedented, as well as the rapid advancement of several segments and technologies.
Photo taken in August of 1943. The location is Northern Australia, and it depicts a ring tailed possum examining a camera belonging to the Australian Department of information. Shot by young Department photographer Harold George Dick with a Graflex Speed Graphic camera, who was killed in an airplane crash in December 1943 while returning from an assignment at the Pacific war theater, more specifically, the Battle of Arawe. A couple of his war images can be found here and here.
January 6, 2012
A fast, medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a focal length of 85 mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.8 compatible with the Nikon FX-format