Friday, January 04, 2013

Someone's got a gun

Please don't shoot
Shanghai, China
May 2012

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This is one of my favorite photos of the year (see here to share yours) because it represented one of the few times in my life where I stared through my lens and literally had no words to describe what I saw. Which strikes me as a pretty neat thing.

As best I can tell, this was a film shoot on the riverfront of Shanghai's Pudong financial district. At various points in the shoot, there was a woman wearing a bridal gown, and someone else pulling the rickshaw. It looked like a badly done student project, except the actors and wannabes all seemed too old to be students.

Still, from my perch on a nearby hill, it made for entertaining viewing. Whatever it was.

Your turn: What was it?

3 comments:

Karen S. said...

I do remember this photo! Nice capture!

mikey said...

That is the classic C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser, an early automatic pistol.

Noteworthy in current discussions for it's lack of a removable magazine. The internal magazine was loaded from "stripper clips" - a reminder that the gun industry can find any number of ways around magazine regulations. The only real solution to gun violence is gun regulation...

Michael Manning said...

Carmi: I laughed at your reference to "a badly made student project"! A great post, and Happy New year!