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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:26 AM

The photographer of the pic with the cop, rubber bullet gun & the child says it was not aimed at her

I knew it was not the first time I saw it just by looking at the angle (the man and the girl are closer to the camera, thus making an optical illusion) and then the cop's eyes. He is not looking at them, and he is aiming at someone behind them and to their left. I wanted to have confirmation from the photog because I knew it would be an unpopular opinion (now fact.)

The photog's clarification comments are at the bottom part of the post.

The coppers are still racist, brutal motherfuckers btw, this changes nothing, other than the explanation about this ONE picture.



Here is the picture that kicked it all off




now

here is the UNCROPPED photo





https://www.instagram.com/p/CA9M5t7AWHw/

richardgrant88

https://www.instagram.com/richardgrant88/?hl=en

So I know this been basically silence from me since I posted that picture. I received thousands of messages and comments. I simply don't have time to read them all.

First thing the photo is not fake. It is not Photoshopped. What I saw through the viewfinder is what is here.
There was color correction and cropping so it could look better on Instagram when I posted it. I have stated before that I do not believe in the 1/500th of a second that the picture was made in that the officer was aiming at the man with the child.
This is an uncropped photo with no color correction. I used a 24 -70mm lens at 70mm and f 3.5.

4h



brianbilbao
Keep taking pictures
I appreciate you & the responsible clarification❤️✊
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Reply The photographer of the pic with the cop, rubber bullet gun & the child says it was not aimed at her (Original post)
Celerity Jun 3 OP
mr_lebowski Jun 3 #1
uponit7771 Jun 3 #2
Midnight Writer Jun 3 #3
Blues Heron Jun 3 #4
tanyev Jun 3 #5
Celerity Jun 3 #6
lagomorph777 Jun 3 #8
LiberalFighter Jun 3 #7

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:35 AM

1. Facts are always good, thank you Cel :) (nt)

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:41 AM

2. Unnnn, too many PD's (not all) are too comfortable being seen as people who shoot children

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:48 AM

3. Thanks for the info.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:23 AM

4. so now jacking the saturation into candyland territory is "color correction"

lol

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:11 AM

5. I can only speak for myself, but standing that close to a policeman pointing a weapon

at someone very near me would be only a fraction less scary than having it pointed directly at me.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:38 AM

6. +100000



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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:48 AM

8. I'm sure that tot was perfectly capable of analyzing the exact angle of the weapon

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:43 AM

7. If he was aiming at someone behind them why was he using them as cover?

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