Fifteen years ago an accident happened that was a picture moment waiting to be taken by a rookie reporter. In some cases it seemed like everything was planned out just for a rookie reporter to get his big time moment. The picture was set: a distraught worn down grandfather, his granddaughter wrapped in a clean white sheet with an atmosphere of a simple home. All James Alexander Thom had to do was take a simple picture of the scene, but it wasn’t that simple. The depressing scene caused Thom to rethink and no matter if it was just a simple photo to take Thom morals stopped himself from taking it. Judge Thom all you want and say Thom was wrong for not taking “the perfect picture”, but honestly who can say that was a picture worth taking just because that’s what Thom job.
Everything happened so fast in just a day. It all was just a normal day until the unexpected happen. A grandfather just trying to spread the good dirt happened to come across someone he didn’t want to come across. The grandfather had no idea that it would become one of the most horrific days that the grandfather will never forget. The day was almost over with for the grandfather. He was just about done spreading the dirt until he came across a bumpy part on the ground that caused some alarm. The grandfather got out to see that what was the cause of the bumpy part in the ground. It was his granddaughter laying deceased right in front of the grandfather’s eyes. The grandfather had run over and killed his granddaughter.
It was now a day full of shock and sadness. The grandfather standing there in disbelief of what had occurred. The unthinkable happened and because of that a life has been taken away. It was unintentional and wasn’t ever supposed to happen, but there are some things you cannot control. The entire day was about to change drastically. The grandfather was unaware of what was about to happen because of this. Police cars and TV-news cruisers started to swarm the household trying to figure out what had happened. They would soon come across the frozen grandfather looking down on his deceased granddaughter wrapped in a white sheet. They then asked the old man questions on how did all this occur. They kept asking and asking the man the same question, but got no answer. It was until the old man became able to speak when he told what had happened. It was grueling and hard to hear.
He began to tell what had happen. He was backing up to spread dirt like any other day until what just seem like a bump in the ground was more than just that. It had turned out to be the old man’s granddaughter run over and killed instantly. The grandfather standing there explaining what caused the death of his granddaughter made everything more real. The pain in the worn down man eyes looking at his deceased granddaughter wrapped in a clean white sheet brought everything to life. It made a picture that was needed to be taking more interesting to be taking if it is taking. The reporter came into the scene with his camera ready in hand to take the best picture of his entire career. The reporter had heard the story and now know what’s the cause of “the perfect picture” and it was intriguing to the reporter. He was told what the picture was suppose be of and was ready to take it, but as he took a second glance at the depressed old man looking down on his deceased granddaughter he started to rethink whether he should take this photo. The pain the old man has been through in such a short time has changed the reporter to take the picture. The reporter had realize that no matter if the job requires to take a photo of the scene the reporter couldn’t do it. It would be disrespectful to the family if the reporter took the photo so the reporter refused to take the picture.
Whether you think that the reporter should have took that photo of that scene or do what he did and that’s not take the photo nobody cannot judge or think differently of the reporter. The reporter did what felt like what the right decision to do was and nobody will ever be in that kind of situation to be able to disagree with the choice made