Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday

BBC News:

Protest in Paris

On the [Eiffel] tower itself, protesters unfurled a huge banner criticising China's human rights record and depicting the Olympic rings as handcuffs.


theteach

15 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

At first glance, I thought those were action figures. Now I know they are--full-size and alive. Wow, Mary. That's a powerful image.

Roger said...

Whoa I hate heights, nice photo!!

Roger said...

Hey I was noticing your award gadget there Mary very cool! I want one!!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Heard they did it in Brooklyn too on the bridge. Nice photo, my WW will be tomorrow, but I have a photo meme WWC going up soon, and my heads or tails is up.

napaboaniya said...

Pretty disheartening sight for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

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Bond said...

And they did the same on the Golden gate Bridge...this Olympics is going to be full of protests and might become very nasty

ellen b said...

San Francisco too...
Doesn't bode well for the Olympics...

Suzie said...

I agree. Ask those poor Tibetians how they feel about China

eastcoastlife said...

Politics and Sports should not mix. There are other ways to help the Tibetans.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I did sort of the same thing, but mine is about what happened in S.F. yesterday. Great minds and all. Have a wonderful WW Teach. :)

FRIGGA said...

I think it's absolutely ridiculous that the Olympics will be in China. I always thought the Olympics were better than that. It saddens me that athletes now have to make a choice - do what they love and sacrafise freedoms, or miss an extraordinary expirience in order to take a stand for what's right. The best athlete's in the world deserve better. Much better.

Thank you for your post! :-)

Mo said...

That is a very interesting banner.
I agree with what Frigga said - I think there will be lots of protests, and I think that it's a shame that young Olympians may have to decide whether or not to attend.

jams o donnell said...

Great shot...London, Paris, now SF. The torch run has not exactly been a PR triumph for China!

zoya gautam said...

what would poor Eiffel
be thinkin'!always evokes laughter when the
'other' chap skids off
a banana peel,or possibly when the
French {or the English?} make sombre faces about serious issues!can we really blame God for human nature ma'm?

david mcmahon said...

They were just ``peekin''!!

In answer to your question on my Wordless Wednesday photograph - I ``saw'' the picture in my mind and knew exactly how I wanted to frame it as I walked down the river bank.

I shot it with a Pentax K100D and at the time I had my 300mm lens on the camera. The focal length of that shot would have been only about 150mm-200mm, from memory.

I only shot one frame. And yes, I used the manual focus option as I always do. So the frame was deliberately composed with the branches in sharp focus and the river in soft focus.

In answer to the last part of your question, I never enhance, crop or PhotoShop my images. However, I have no philosophical problems with photographers (amateur or professional) who do.

Technology is there to be used in whatever manner the individual sees fit.