Sometimes photographers are in the right place, sometimes not. Do you think the photographer in this photo is in danger?He's perfectly safe. The 82 Class would shake itself to pieces before it got near him..
While a lot of photos considered dangerous are taken by gunzels, we have a lot of Drivers and other operational staff on these boards, who can, and do, take "dangerous" photos that are in fact perfectly safe, and I wonder if this is prompting others, who don't have the opportunity to do it safely, into trying to mimic our photos.
Take this one of mine:
This was taken on a work train, with the thing stationary, but it could easily give the impression I've put myself in harms way to get the photo. I haven't clearly described the circumstances of the photo, either, so that tends to reinforce the perception that the train is moving.
Do we as crew need to do more to ensure it is known that we have taken photos during our employment and it was perfectly safe to do so?