Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Pictures

Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami slideshow photos 

Instead of turning in your Action Photos today you will be looking at and analyzing photos from the recent Japanese earthquake/tsunami and it's aftermath.  You may look at photos from various web sites and/or do a Google search.

Assignment:
Find three pictures that you think are interesting and/or very emotional. Please post the link to these pictures in the comment section below and answer the following questions:


1. Why did you pick this picture? Please describe in two-three sentences and please be very specific.
2.  What type of composition is in this picture?
3. Do you think this would be a difficult picture to take? Why or Why not?
4. Do you think a professional or amateur took this picture? 

You can post your responses all at once or one picture at a time. Don't forget to put your name at the end of your answers so I can give you credit.

Note: Action Photo CS1 is due Wed/Thurs. Action Photo CS2 is due next Monday.

A few links to Japan photos:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252698

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=1 

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#1

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252712

1. I chose this picture because of the emotion that is displayed by the people in it. They look frightened and you can see most of their faces, so it gives a lot of depth to the picture.

2. Emotion, Facial expression, Framing

3. I would think so, because I'm sure nobody really wants a picture of themself in a time of peril.

4. I think an amuetur took this photo because there was so many people trying to leave the airport someone else could have had their camera with them.

Bethany McAuliffe

Anonymous said...

Taylor:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252707
1) I choose this one because i thought it was kind of funny the way that the cars are arranged. The fact that the tsunami had enough power to push a car under another is amazing let alone that it could continue doing that to the rest of the cars in the row.
2) there is repeating patterns in this picture with the way that the cars are arranged
3) I think this would be a relatively easy picture to take because its in the after math from a tall vantage point. so long as the building or what ever your on is steady then i think you would have and ok time trying to get this picture.
4) I'm pretty sure this is civilian taken

Eli Tuberg said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252698
This picture kind of struck home because of the weight of the destruction happening. Shipwrecks, cars afloat, mangled power lines. It really conveys the destructive force of what has happened here.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#1
As for this picture, the human emotion is shown here more than the destruction. The people all wear the signs of total shock and devastation and it's very moving.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#6
Again, the weight of the catastrophe is shown here. In addition the composition would be appealing if it weren't for the horror of the image's contents.; trash littering the streets, buildings irreparably damaged .. but also signs of hope, the people working together, even though they have lost everything.

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252719
Picture #1

1) I chose this picture because you can clearly see all the stuff that was destroyed all in a heap everywhere. You can also see the fire and other damage.

2) I think this picture has a pattern, and a little leading line.

3) Yes, because you would have to be high up, and close to the heat of the flames.

4) I think a professional took this, because of how close this photographer came to an area with fire, and its a very detailed picture.

Daniel Rowbotham said...

Daniel Rowbotham
P3

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_JAPAN-slide-O7KO/20110312_JAPAN-slide-O7KO-jumbo.jpg

I think this one is powerful in an abstract way and shows the force of the tsunami. abstract

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/03/14/world/asia/20110314_JAPAN-slide-6Q1W/20110314_JAPAN-slide-6Q1W-jumbo.jpg

this one makes me shutter because the aspect of death changes the picture for the darker. portrait?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/03/14/world/0314Japan_GB/0314Japan_GB-custom5.jpg

the oil in the water is acually beautiful but it also prtrays the destruction and aftermath. vivid colors

Anonymous said...

Katie Dilts:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252719
Picture #1

1) I chose this picture because you can clearly see all the stuff that was destroyed all in a heap everywhere. You can also see the fire and other damage.

2) I think this picture has a pattern, and a little leading line.

3) Yes, because you would have to be high up, and close to the heat of the flames.

4) I think a professional took this, because of how close this photographer came to an area with fire, and its a very detailed picture.

Anonymous said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=11

1. This picture shows the rector scale for earthquakes and in the top corner it shows that the earthquake was a 8.9. I like this picture because it shows the data behind the natural disasters.

2. Balance Mass, Framing, Patterns, Depth

3. I think it would be hard to take this picture because it would be used as a reminder of how bad the situation was for many people. It would be used as a constant reminder for what occurred.

4. I think a professional took this photo because in the caption on the photo it says that it was taken in a lab in Scotland.

Bethany McAuliffe

Anonymous said...

http://www.gizmodiva.com/

I picked this picture cause it shows the true, insane force of the tsunami as it was happening. As you can see in the bottom right corner there is just a car getting swallowed easily. The composition of this shot I would think would be action as it was happening. I couldn't really pin down how this photo was taken, I am either thinking a traffic camera or someone with no awareness of the force this tsunami had, headed their way.

-Colter Fox, Period 3

Desiree Snider said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252719

I picked this photo, because it clearly shows exactly how much damage the tsunami created when it hit. This picture looks to be not very difficult of a shot, it looks like the photographer was somewhere higher off the ground. I think an amateur took this photo.

Desiree Snider said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=7

I picked this photo, because its just devastating to see such horrible things happening to innocent people. This may have been a difficult shot to take, I mean there's an explosion happening. It looks like a professional took this photo, I don't think an amateur could have gotten this close to the scene.

Anonymous said...

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001
1)I choose this one because i like the way it looks. It really shows what happened to where people lived.
2) It includes leading lines, and kind of a repeating pattern
3)It looks like it was taken from the air so, no it wouldnt be the easiest thing to get a shot of
4) It was prefessionally done

Taylor Gilbert

Anonymous said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=7

1. I chose it because of the fire. It shows that the earthquake didn't just create a tsunami. It made fires and exposed radiation.

2. Color contrast, action

3. Yes because you'd have to be really high up to take it, and it look like a risky photo to take, being so close to the explosion.

4. Professional. It's clear and centered. It filled the shot nicely.

Bekah Greider

Anonymous said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=11

1. This photo is interesting to me because it shows in a different way how powerful the earthquake was.

2. Selective focus

3. Not really. It looks a little set up, but the shot is straight ahead and fairly simple.

4. Yes because it's creative.

Bekah Greider

Anonymous said...

Katie Dilts:

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001
Picture #36

1) I chose this picture because it really shows the power and force of the water. This photo shows the damage it can do.

2) Frame in a frame.

3) No, you can stand at a safe distance from the waves.

4) I think amateur because you can easily stand there and get a wide shot of the waves.

David Lyons said...

David Lyons
Digi Photo 2
March 14, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252707
1. This picture shows the massive amount of destruction that the earthquake/tsunami caused. Hundreds of cars are wrecked, ruined, and stacked on each other like dominoes.
2. This picture is an abstract and uses some S shaped structures.
3. Yes, you would either need to be in a very tall building or a helicopter.
4. No, the photo isn't the best quality and the composition isn't unique.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#31
1. This photo shows a whole city that has basically been destroyed and what looks to be a hospital with an SOS sign still intact as if they were trying to get evacuated. It shows the desperateness and extreme destruction of the earthquake/tsunami.
2. Landscape
3. Yes, taken from a helicopter while it's moving and shaking.
4. Yes

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#54
1. This picture shows hundreds upon hundred of cargo containers that are scattered over the landscape and likely have destroyed cargo. I chose it because it once again showed the destructiveness of the tsunami.
2. Abstract
3. Yes, also looks like it was taken straight down form a helicopter.
4. Yes

Eli Tuberg said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252698
This picture kind of struck home because of the weight of the destruction happening. Shipwrecks, cars afloat, mangled power lines. It really conveys the destructive force of what has happened here.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#1
As for this picture, the human emotion is shown here more than the destruction. The people all wear the signs of total shock and devastation and it's very moving.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#6
Again, the weight of the catastrophe is shown here. In addition the composition would be appealing if it weren't for the horror of the image's contents.; trash littering the streets, buildings irreparably damaged .. but also signs of hope, the people working together, even though they have lost everything.

I think all 3 of these were taken by people with some experience in the field. Not necessarily professionals, but people who know a decent amount about taking a good picture.

They all to an extent use the rule of thirds, etc., but I think in this kind of photo that is more raw and in the moment, it matters less. The last one uses foreground mid-ground background composition, additionally.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24
1) She is showing her emotion. It shows us how real the situation really is, and how it effects people.
2) Emotion, and facial expressions
3) i think that this shot could have been obtained very easily, just by walking along the debris you could get it
4) anyone could get the shot but it was professional

Taylor Gilbert

oliver said...

Oliver
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#34

1. This picture shows the power of the tsunami and how hight the water must have been to place a boat on top of the roof of a building.
2. Shows the power of the tsunami
3. I don't think that this picture was that hard to take since this picture was taken looking down at the boat at an angle.
4.I think that a professional took this picture.

Anonymous said...

Nate Kline
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-
earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252710

1. I picked this picture because even though this isn't cool this picture was because it's amazing how much force the earthquake generated to cause this.

2.I do not think there is a certain composition for this picture.

3. This picture would be hard to take because you would have to be in the air facing down on the river.

4.I think a professional because an amateur probly wouldn't be in the air to take this.


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=3

1. I picked this picture because it shows the wave and how scar it is to actually be near it before it its land.

2. I would say more of a landscape.

3. I think it wouldn't be that hard just a little scary to be trying to take a picture with the tsunami comming towards land.

4. I think it was a professional becaus an amateur would be running away.

http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2011/03/12/73584-scenes-of-destruction-in-aftermath-of-japan-earthquake-photos.JPG

1. I picked this picture because not only does it show emotion it show the aftermath of what just happand.

2. Selective focus

3.Yes and no because the selective focus would be hard and the person might not want their picture taken.

4. I say professional because of the selective focus and filled frame.

Anonymous said...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.channel4.com/media/images/Channel4/c4-news/MAR/13/RTR2JTTG.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.channel4.com/news/after-the-tsunami-what-next-for-japan&usg=__iJ1Q9MPIdtQ6AqlLW5LcJ_Qi5s4=&h=348&w=620&sz=88&hl=en&start=64&zoom=1&tbnid=YBUghq_-RCmqRM:&tbnh=126&tbnw=224&ei=k1J-TbWfC42osQOspPWHAw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djapan%2Btsunami%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1948%26bih%3D1233%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C831&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=366&vpy=967&dur=47&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=202&ty=45&oei=Bk9-TayMLoeisAP8urmPAw&page=2&ndsp=48&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:64&biw=1948&bih=1233


I picked this photo cause it shows that the tsunami had the force to move just about anything and everything. This boat is huge and it looks as if it was just some bath tub toy. The composition would have to be balance mass or showing the contrast in size between the person and this boat. So, no matter how big or small you or an object is or was, there isn't anything that could slow down or halt this tsunami.

-Colter Fox

Chris said...

Chris Bailey Period 3

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#27

1. I chose this picture because it shows the hardships for every person involved in the tsunami. Its a very emotional picture seeing a dead elderly woman lying in the mud and on the floor of her destroyed house.
2. Leading lines? not much else
3. No because it looks like they just found the body and snapped a picture.
4. Amateur, because the photo isn't very well composed but still gets a point across.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#74

1. This picture shows a lot of color and has a feel to it saying something bad has happened here. It shows that the destruction caused was big.

2.Horizon line, Color Balance, Color Contrast.

3. I think this would be an easy picture to take because of how big the subject is, and since it was an explosion, it is bright and easy to snap a quick photo of.

4.Amatuer, the quality of the picture is kind of poor, If it was a professionally taken there would be more details in the lighting that would be presant.

Bethany McAuliffe

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#74

1. This picture shows a lot of color and has a feel to it saying something bad has happened here. It shows that the destruction caused was big.

2.Horizon line, Color Balance, Color Contrast.

3. I think this would be an easy picture to take because of how big the subject is, and since it was an explosion, it is bright and easy to snap a quick photo of.

4.Amatuer, the quality of the picture is kind of poor, If it was a professionally taken there would be more details in the lighting that would be presant.

Bethany McAuliffe

Desiree Snider said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

I picked this photo, because you can see the exact pain this event has caused people. This was most likely a hard shot to take, its right in the middle of the destruction the tsunami left behind. This was most likely taken by a professional, no one with just a camera could get this close to the real action of the aftermath.

Anonymous said...

Katie Dilts:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

1) I chose this picture because it really captures the devastation. You can see the girl crying with wreckage all around her.

2) Emotion, selective focus.

3) Yes, because you have to be brave enough to take pictures and be around these people who have lost everything.

4) I think a profesional took this because they fill up the entire frame.

Anonymous said...

Michael Larson

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#31

1. I picked this picture because it basically epitomizes the whole disaster. Destroyed land and in the middle of everything SOS drawn in the ground.
2. There is rule of 3rds and bit of a foreground, midground and background. There is also framing around the field that has SOS written on it.
3. This would be a difficult picture to take because I think you would have to be in a helicopter and if thats true then to get the picture to not be blurry is difficult.
4. I think a professional took the picture.

Chris said...

Chris Bailey Period 3

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#34

1. I chose this picture because it shows the immense size of the wave that tore through Japan.
2. Rule of Thirds
3. Yes because you would have to have the ability to be in a helicopter to get high enough to get the shot.
4. Professional, because i doubt that a amateur could get a helicopter to be able to get the shot

Chantal Butchart said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#10
1. It show the a victim and in the background some of the destruction
2. selective focus
3.no because there were a lot of people walking around looking for there houses and family members
4. i think a professional took this

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#23
1. It shows a wide view of the destruction that happened in that city
2.framing
3. no,
4. professional

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#54
1. it looks like a bunch of toy blocks at first
2.abstact
3.kind of, you would need a plane or helicopter to take it
4. professional

Anonymous said...

Nick Levy

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#31
I picked this picture because it shows how much they really need to be saved and how much of a disaster this is. This picture I would say is a landscape type picture.
Yes because to be able to get at that point of view to see all of that would be difficult. I think this is a professional photographer, because of the angle and how much of the picture is filled with carnage.


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#54
I picked it because of the abstract look and how much the water could sweep everything away. The composition I would say is abstract. I dont think it would be difficult to take, just finding it and getting high enough. I would say professional photographer because you would need a good eye to see it.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#72
I picked this photo because it shows how much action is going to happen when those waves keep traveling. For composition I would say its a leading line from traveling up the whole river. I would say its difficult to take because to be ready for that and be high enough is would have been difficult. I think this was a professional because the photographer seems like he was ready for it, so it looks like it would take experience to do so.

Quan, Nguyen said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#43

1. I like this picture because it feels like that this man had lost everything: his home, his possessions,... He has to sleep like a homeless people
2. I think this picture is in selective focus
3. I think this is he hard one, because you have to focus only him but there are many objects around him
4. I think this is a professional picture.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/03/12/article-1365536-0D94BC48000005DC-519_634x509.jpg

1. I like this picture because it says that the whole is sharing the hurt with Japan, that Japan isn't alone.
2. This picture is in the rule of third
3. I don't think this is a difficult picture to take. Because you can take this picture after the disaster and in anytime
4. It is the amateur.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#15

1. I choose this picture because it has a strong emotion about kids are playing and it is all dirty
2. It is the selective focus
3. It is hard to take because it reminds people how terrible is this earthquake
4. It is professional picture

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

1. This picture shows the desolation the earthquake/tsunami created.

2. Selective focus, rule of thirds (the girl isn't in the center)

3. It would be kind of difficult to take. There would probably be a lot of people looking like this, and sadly enough the destruction is everywhere.

4. Yes. The shot is filled, it's focused on the girl, but showing the shrapnel/garbage everywhere.

Bekah Greider

Derek Robertson said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#7



1. This picture shows the person who is roaming around the rubble looking for something. It shows the pure destruction of the wave.

2. The photographer used selective focus.

3. I think it would be difficult to caputure the person walking. The person ties the picture together.

4. Pro

Derek Robertson

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252722

1. I chose this picture because it shows how detrimental the earthquake is. You can see a woman looking at the devastation and it's very emotional because she's probably looking at a place where she lived.

2. There is foreground, middle ground and background. There is also a little bit of leading lines from the bridge the woman is standing on.

3. Yes, I think this would be a very difficult picture to take emotionally, because just seeing the devastation could really impact your concentration on taking a compositionally correct picture.


4. I think an amateur took this picture because it doesn't look like it's supposed to be aesthetically pleasing. I think it's more of a picture to just show the impact of the earthquake.

Celia Gorbman

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#6
Mari Gjorv
1. I chose this picture because it obviously tells a story, it shows the helpers and the victim in a good way, even though we only can see their feet. The colors are good and the quality of the photo.

2. Leading lines

3. It would be a easy picture to take

4. I think its a professional photographer that took this picture.

nichole Rochleau-rice said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1:I picked this one looking at the peoples last hope and they are trying to drive through it. There is so allot of emotion in this picture.
2. it has a small leading line.
3.yes becuse you would have to be in a helicopter.
4. amature

Anonymous said...

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001
20th picture

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#7


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#18

1. I chose these pictures because i looked at all the pictures i could and these stood out to me the most. The location and action of what was going on drew my attention greatly.
2. The first Picture is pattern, the second picture is a little abstract/leading lines and landscape, the third picture is natural color contrast.
3. The first two not so much, just more being in the right place at the right time. but the 3rd picture would be difficult because to find a spot over the water with oil spilt takes a lot of skills.
4. I think these were all professional because they are all linked to a newspaper or article.

Brayden Mulcahy

Sean Remillard said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=3
1. I chose this picture because of the intensity of the tsunami coming in from the sea. with all the houses and cars swept away from a good view up above.
2. Land scape.
3. No this picture wouldn't be difficult to take because land scape I think is one of the easier side of taking pictures, but with this one you have to be there at the right time.
4. Most likely an amateur took this picture.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#9
1. I choose this picture because it shows what the earthquake/tsunami did to the streets and all the buildings and how people are scraping up what little they have to survive.
2. this picture has a little bit of patters with the people walking in a line.
3. No this picture would not be that difficult to take, because theres always people walking around but the barrel in the background is a big eye capture.
4. i think an amateur took this picture.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#12
1. I picked this picture cause i like how they used this broken glass to use it as a frame within a frame and how they are cleaning the streats and what looks like a roof.
2. Frame with in a frame.
3. I think this picture is abstract and used what ever surroundings this photographer had around him and what object was in front of him.
4. i think a professional took this picture because the glass kinda forms around the object making a center focus of the object.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#42

1. I chose this picture because there is a lot of impact, emotionally, because you can see how many people are desperately reading the papers of missing family members.

2. The papers create repeating patterns. There is also selective focus, because the papers are in focus, but the people are not.

3. I think this picture would be hard to take, because there seems to be crowds of people reading the papers, and to get through all those crowds to the second row to take the picture, would be hard.

4. I think an amateur took this picture, because it is such a simple picture composition wise.

Celia Gorbman

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html

Before after picture slider. same place totally different!

Angelino V. said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#34

1. When i saw this picture, my first thought was "how the hell did that boat get up there?!". After reading the caption, the photograph became more personal because my dad works on the Washington state ferries and i wouldn't know what to do if he was in this situation.
2. This picture centered it's subject.
3. Yes and no. Unless you owned a helicopter, this picture would be impossible, unless it was taken on top of a taller building.
4. to me, This picture looks like an amateur took it.

Richard Luu said...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=3

1.) i chose this picture because the Japanese know that the tsunami is headed towards their direction. The tsunami is clearly going to destroy many homes and people. Also, the way the picture was taken where the tsunami is in the background is interesting with the coastline in the front.

2.) Landscape
3.) I do not think that this picture is difficult to take because all you would have to do is take the wave and coastline and throw them together to fit the picture.
4.) I think that an amateur took this picture.

Anonymous said...

A.)http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#15

B.)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252707

C.)http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

1. A) I chose this picture because it was a photograph buried in dirt of a family and it basically shows whats happening to families.
B.) I chose this picture it shows all the damage it caused and it was like dominos.
C.) I chose this picture because it shows a lot of emotion from the girl and all the destruction thats happened.

2. A.) Framing
B.) Pattern
C.)Emotion and selective focus

3.A.) I dont think its difficult to take just different than taking pictures of people.
B.) Yes it would be difficult because you would probably need to be on a helicopter.
C.) It wouldn't be difficult to take this picture because there is a lot of emotion happening right now there so it would be easy to capture it.

4. A.) I think a professional took this picture because an amateur might not think outside the box of taking something different.
B.) I think an amateur took this because its not good quality.
C.) It looks like a professional took it, the way the background is blurred and the girls in focus and it captures a lot of emotion.

Aluna Ademasu

Derek Robertson said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1. This picture shows the pure force of the water and what it has done to the land.
2. rule of thirds
3. This picture was taken by someone in a media helicopter.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1. I think this picture is interesting because its crazy the ferry was lifted on top of a house.
3. the picture used an ariel angle that got it to capture a good sense of how big the tsunami was.
3. This was an amateur photographer.


Derek robertson

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24
Mari Gjorv
1. I chose this one because of the heart breaking sight of the woman crying surrounded by the place she once called home. It shows the reality of what happened, and really creates emotion to the viewer.
2. Emotion, Rule of thirds,
3. THis would be hard to take, just because the setting is so horrible..
4. Definitely a professional photographer. I would be surprised if not.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

1. I chose this picture because it is horrible to see a survivor looking at the disaster first hand. The picture has a lot of depth to it. It's really sad to think that this woman is looking at her home country completely destroyed.

2. This picture contains emotion as well as shallow depth of field.

3. I would think this would be hard to take because it would be extremely hard to take a picture of someone who is so sad, and there isn't much you can do to help them.

4. I think a professional took this picture, because the picture seems very high-quality and it is well composed.

Celia Gorbman

Anonymous said...

Ian McCluskey

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252707
1. I chose this because of how incredibly rare a scene like this is. It is not a picture of general destruction like most of them, but rather a unique display of the unimaginable power of a tsunami. Humans could not make a bomb that would leave a parking lot like that.
2. Not much in the way of emotion but the composition of the pattern of stacked cars stands out.
3. It would not be hard to take at all if you had access to a helicopter, which must be hard to come by in Japan right now.
4. Because it was taken from a helicopter, I would imagine it was taken by a news photographer, aid worker, or someone like that.


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#18
1. I think this photo is amazing for several reasons. The overturned boats in open ocean is a very unique way top capture the uncontrollable chaos and destruction in Japan right now. Looking at a photo of 10 massive, capsized vessels surrounded by spilled oil, one must ask how they could possibly begin cleaning up.
2. Again, no visible emotion, but the boats sort of frame themselves, and make it clear that someone somewhere is experiencing heavy emotions over the loss of their livelihood.
3. Yes this is another photo that would require a helicopter that's willing to fly out over the ocean. Many would consider it a waste of time during such a crisis.
4. A news agency likely took this photo.


http://www.sott.net/image/image/s3/60750/full/s_j05_RTR2JU4F.jpg
1. The implications of a photo like this are huge. It means that hundreds or thousands of people are buried and unaccounted for. Also, the simplicity of this photo makes it easier to focus on the human aspect of the loss in Japan. There is so much work to do that the dead may remain buried for months.
2. No facial expressions, but emotion is obviously evoked in the viewer.
3.This picture was probably as easy to take as spotting a hand bending over and pressing the button. I am sure that if anybody in Japan has the heart to wander around the wreckage, there are plenty of shots like this to be found.
4. Besides the ease and simplicity of this photo, the graphic, unpublishable nature makes me assume it was taken by an amateur.

Anonymous said...

Ian McCluskey

link to last picture on comment

http://www.sott.net/image/
image/s3/60750/full/s_j05_RTR2JU4F.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001
20th picture

1. I choose this picture because I liked the color, and that faces were able to be seen for the reaction of current events. It stood out to me because most pictures showed more of young adults being affected. but this shows that everyone was.
2. Pattern- All older women and they are all sitting next to each other with matching blankets
3. Not to difficult because this picture was shot by a clinic or food supply and so thousands of people were there
4. I believe a professional took this because it got a great shot and made a clear view of a pattern

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#7

1. I chose this because it was very detailed and showed the destruction and impact the tsunami had. It shows a man walking in the distance and you cant see his face, but you know how he feels due to the objects around him
2. this is abstract with the objects closes are a little blurry. and leading line for the walking path leading to the man walking and continuing the path
3. I would find this difficult due to the location and timing, there is damage all over and to chose this spot and get a shot in was very well done.
4. I believe so because this was posted in the NY times which is very proffesional

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#18

1. I chose this picture because it got my attention right away. It shows the affect to the people and to the water.
2. this is color contrast because the water isnt normal and is extremely colorful
3. This would be difficult because its right above sea water
4. I believe this was done by a professional because this was sent to the ny times

BRAYDEN MULCAHY

Anonymous said...

Payton Wilson-Severson

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

DAY 1 PIC 19
This picture is of a little girl. She seems to be crying from news she got over the phone. I picked this picture for the amount of pure emotion in it and how it effects so many people. it has a well filled frame and is a good portrait. Proffesional


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#31
Photo 31

This picture has the rule of thirds and good foreground midground background. I choose the picture though because not only does it show the amount of destruction but also the trying to survive and what people are doing to survive. Proffesional


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html

All pictures
I didn't pick these pictures for any type of interesting shot or anything of the sort. Just because it brings light to the total amount of destruction. It shows truly how powerful the wave was and how much it changed the landscape. Amature

Spencer H said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#28

1. i chose this photo because the parents in this pictures should be devastated, you cant see there faces but their daughter is in the rubble. i think i can pictures what there faces look like.

2. emotion

3. i would think so..but its hard to say. not many people like taking pictures of dead people or people that may be emotional.

4. amateur, because its a full picture of what happened. its an easy picture to take if you were there

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#7
Mari Gjorv
1. I chose this one because its terrible to think of that this guy is probably waling in his own neighborhood but everything is gone. ''He just came home from the grocery'' kinda feeling, but everything is devastated.
2. Rules of thirds, foreground and mid-ground,
3. I feel like it would be hard to get where the photographer stands, since its so much going on, with the broken houses +++...
4. I think its a professional photographer

Angelino V. said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#36

1. I chose this picture because the old lady reminds me of the patients at my adult home. if this same catastrophe were to take place in seattle, I'm almost positive no one in my adult home would survive. Also, the smoke rising from the bottom right corner makes the photo more interesting.

2. The subjet is centered. Very emotional. selective focus.

3. As far as taking the picture, i don't think it was to hard to capture. Having to move across all the rubble and debris would be cumbersome.

4. This picture looks professionally taken.

Richard Luu said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#24

1.)I chose this picture because it shows all of what this lady loss to the disaster. Also, it expresses her emotion which is obviously sadness. This picture shows a lot from the tsunami.

2.) Emotional and facial expression.
3.) I think that this picture would be difficult picture to take because you have to capture everything around with the depressed woman.
4.) i think this photographer was not an amateur because the focus, angle, and ability to capture the picture the way it is, is difficult. So professional.

Kyle Dimaano said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252707

1. I chose this picture because it shows how many cars the waves took in one swoop. The cars are piled up on top of each other and exactly how the wave left the cars in its aftermath.
2. fills the picture with piled cars
3. This would be an easy picture if you were there. However, being there at that time would be pretty difficult.
4. This is kind of an amateur picture because there isn't anything else going on, but I think the picture speaks for itself

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-2011-dev_n_834790.html#s252722

1. I chose this picture because because this entire city or town is now underwater. There is no facial expression, but through body language, you can infer the emotion.
2. Frames the city with the mountains and the green building that they're standing on.
3. It again would be easy if you were at that location at that time. But hard to capture such a grim event.
4. I think this picture was taken by a professional because of how everything is set up. The picture evokes emotion without faces or major framing.


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mediascrape.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/japan-tsunami-wave.png&imgrefurl=http://www.mediascrape.com/&usg=__viK98btaInDR9xCBs-bFy34GNDk=&h=450&w=950&sz=658&hl=en&start=365&zoom=1&tbnid=CqRKwUSN8HX1nM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=212&ei=YIZ-TfbtPIfEsAO4rOz9BQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djapan%2Btsunami%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D2312%26bih%3D1222%26tbs%3Disch:11%2C6149&chk=sbg&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1789&vpy=586&dur=961&hovh=154&hovw=326&tx=153&ty=101&oei=VYZ-TdGgL4-isAOWk9nqBQ&page=7&ndsp=59&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:365&biw=2312&bih=1222

1. I chose this picture because its transition from water, destruction to a city not yet hit. Its very powerful because its like a sideways landscape and exhibits the power and magnitude of this catastrophic event.
2. landscape
3. This would be a difficult picture because of the timing to capture the wave in the middle. Between the open water, city underwater and the city before it got hit by the wave.
4. I think this was taken by a professional because of the timing and position of the photo

daniel garratt said...

http://www.blogcdn.com/downloadsquad.switched.com/media/2011/03/japan-tsunami-before-after.jpg
1. I picked this picture because it does a good job of showing the devastation that resulted from the tsunami. It is amazing to see how the city is left in complete ruins.
2. tonal balance
3. probably not because i think it is from a satellite
4. satellite?

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001 PICTURE 12
1. I chose this picture because it shows a destroyed city from the street view. It is clear that there is going to be lots of work to do in order to return things to normal.
2. nothing really. maybe balance mass
3. no, because it is not a very well taken shot and everything is standing still
4. A pro because the writing is clearly from a news show

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110311/NEWS/110319993/1004&parentprofile=1001 PICTURE 22
1. I chose this picture because it shows how many people are being effected by the disaster. I am not sure if they are waiting for relief, family members, etc., but you can really see the tragedy among everyone.
2. emotion
3. no because nothing is really happening.
4. professional

Spencer H said...

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-Japan-Quake-tabbed/Day4_ss-110313-japanquake/ss-110313-japanday4-09.ss_full.jpg

super sad. enough said...

1. i chose this because it would be very sad that you cant see your relative because of the radiation.

2 emotion, facial expression

3. no because i think that it would be okay to show what it is ilike when you cant see your relative.

4. amuetur because it looks like an easy photo to take.

Anonymous said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1) I chose this picture because it shows the destruction of what the tsunami left. Just seeing the one person walking around alone makes the picture seem even more tragic.
2) There is selective focus and framing in this picture
3) I think so, taking a picture after this happened would be hard.
4) I think a professional took this picture because of the quality of the photo.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1) I choose this picture because it shows that many people were effected. It's hard to look at these pictures because of everything they are going through and the hardships they are facing
2) This picture has an S curve to it.
3) This would be a difficult picture to take because you would need to be up high
4) The quality of the photo isn't the greatest, but i think a professional took it since it was so high up, they were probably in a helicopter

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

1) I choose this picture because the group of houses were still on fire in the middle of the water. It shows just how powerful the water was to cause that much destruction
2) This picture has the rule of thirds
3) It would be hard to take because its emotional, but easy because that much destruction was all around
4) i think an amateur took it

-Mariah Murphy

Angelino V. said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#54

1. i chose this picture because it shows how powerful the waves really were. those crates look like a mess of legos but in reality, each of those crates weight about a couple hundred pounds.

2.This photo has many patterns contrast and color.

3. Without a helicopter, this would be very difficult to capture. i feel like there were many crates out of this picture so the quality would be just as good if it was shot at a different angle.

4. NOT AMATEUR.

Richard Luu said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#26

1.) i chose this picture because its very emotional and the cops are pulling people that didn't survive the disaster. Also, it shows that a lot of destruction occurred for this to happen. Their is also a graphic picture of a body buried under a building.

2.) emotional

3.) i would think this picture would be easy to take because you would just get up close to the picture.

4.) i would think this is an amateur cause i feel anyone can take this and it just isnt difficult.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#48

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#51

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#99

1.)The first photo I think shows the strength of the survivors, stepping up in the aftermath and moving on best they can. The second photo literally frames the destruction left in the wake. The cracked and broken glass definitely sets a mood around the burnt scene. Lastly, the third photo shows the damage beyond the towns and the people. It shows the destructive power against nature.

2.)In the first photo of the street, it seems that the people are leading lines guiding your eyes back along their path into the destruction. The second photo uses the frame within a frame composition encasing the ruins. Third, there is a balance mass theme as the crack in the ground runs mostly through the middle of the picture cutting it almost in half.

3.)The first photo would not be so difficult to take due to the fact there is no one there in immediate danger. The second picture is about the same feeling for me but even easier than the first because the subject is obviously a worker, not a refugee. The last picture, aside from the fact it is from a helicopter is of the earth so it is not difficult to shoot at all. Quite the contrary actually.

4.)All three of these looked professional to me. The composition and clarity is too good to be otherwise unless by accident. Especially the third one from the sky, you don't shoot from a helicopter unless someone is paying you to I would assume.

Rob Lusk-Fauquet