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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


(sorry, not laughing, wouldn't dare! )
did you take his pic?


No, that would have lead to what Fred asked. I just kept my mouth shut.
It makes me so angry that my time is wasted by such b*llsh*t (I had to prove my identity, my identity was checked, I had to explain what I was doing and why OMG) and I was doing nothing wrong, I had the right to make photos there. What do some people think when they see a photographer take a photo? And why do the police listen to such nonsense and waste not only my but also their time.
Now I understand why they think they're understaffed.
 



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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Did you post this fine set from inside the jail Leo?


No, but only because I didn't show all of my anger ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 October 2017 at 10:23
That is a very good approach when dealing with authority Leo.

This morning I went to the old lift-bridge in Alphen and was asked twice what I was doing (taking pictures obviously), why (because the location is photogenic), are you a photographer (no I am a hobbyist). That was the end of it though. I think they could have sent me away though, I was on state (Rijkswaterstaat) property.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 October 2017 at 12:17
@ Paul, jeezzz
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

BTW: I was all but arrested when some f*cking idiot phoned the police that a guy with a big camera on a tripod was taking photos of the apartment blocks. Some dumb policeman came and asked me what I was doing. I thought that was perfectly clear and told him so. I forgot it is foolish to start arguing with a policeman ...


Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


(sorry, not laughing, wouldn't dare! )
did you take his pic?


No, that would have lead to what Fred asked. I just kept my mouth shut.
It makes me so angry that my time is wasted by such b*llsh*t (I had to prove my identity, my identity was checked, I had to explain what I was doing and why OMG) and I was doing nothing wrong, I had the right to make photos there. What do some people think when they see a photographer take a photo? And why do the police listen to such nonsense and waste not only my but also their time.
Now I understand why they think they're understaffed.


I was (not ;-)) laughing because it's so absurd and outrageous!
but identity??? (OMG!)

was it a 'real' policeman?
there are many little helpers these days, with 'handhaving' written all over them, and 'those are strong shoulders that can carry the wealth'? ;-)

obvious what those people were thinking? man, behaving suspiciously, snooping around, obv. trying to capture them in dubious ways inside their aquaria? in broad daylight!!

(are you sure you had every right btw? heard that even buildings could be copyrighted nowadays. by architects n such. (!)
besides, how many 'normal' healthy minded people do you know?
without any issues or claiming attention. or longing for 'power' n eager to use it?
it's obv. a hierarchy world. and THX to FB the me, me & myselfie greatestshowonearth is exposed more than ever. quite informative when you'd like to learn a thing or 2 about people?).    


so What do some people think when they see a photographer take a photo?
I know what a lot of people think and so do you?
often wondered what you all were experiencing!!

as you know (or suspected ;-)), I'm a girl. still an advantage I'm afraid. therefore wondered more than once what you guys were experiencing?!!
(except for the amazing wonderland abroad when we were still sailing and what was once called 'creative photography', the 'impossible' stuff when it was a fact a photo never lied), my fave subjects always had eyes. animals or people.
but my people died n extremely hesitant to take other people's pics.
(esp. since I wouldn't want to be in any pic myself). and def. not trying to do what I dream about.

spent a summer practising to point my camera at people and the lensbaby was a great help since I knew those people would be beyond recognition anyway.
the effect was amazing!
for some mysterious reason, my camera seems to look 'real'.
(don't get it, since it's so much smaller than the other inflated? pro cameras? and just a little bigger than the A580).
so many people immediately put on a smile as soon as they spot the lens. and come up to me to ask if they will be in the paper or on the WWW or ? limelight luring? there were parents asking what I would charge for a pic n so on.

there were also angry people that came rushing up to me. esp. at the beach.
asking why I was taking pics of their children, WHAT I intended to use them for. even when I showed them I had a very wide lens attached and those children, I hadn't noticed yet, happened to be at least 60 meters away.
there was a lady in a swimming suit + towel who asked WHY I took her pic -with lensbaby-. I didn't. we all parted as 'friends', but still?

the carnival was in town, it was very crowded and I was standing at the Bellamypark changing some settings, when this lady almost attacked me and screamed she didn't want me to take pics of her daughter.
daughter? so I looked down, and damn, saw a child in a stroller.
I wasn't taking pics, I said. I was looking at the back of my camera. she didn't believe me. and I was gobsmacked.

deliberately tried to take a pic of 3 german toddlers, sitting on steps, eating icecream, very sweet. their parents were not amused.
we could take any pic with a long lens. but most of the time lenses are somewhat shorter. and as someone famous once said: <if your pics ain't good enough, you're not close enough!> thus ? :-S
admire you for your ability to sneak up on people and make your masterpieces, with them included.
last pic I posted was lousy. scenery + light were great, props were great, nice subjects. so eager to try that little lens on kids, but need to have the guts to come closer and try to take a 'decent' pic?
of children...

many parents have asked me not to take pics of their offspring.
to a certain extend I get it.
but what were they thinking?
as you all know and should know, they were thinking s.e.x.
whenever you see another human being, esp. a child, s.e.x. should be on your mind. even as parents. it's so sickening?!!   

friends of mine didn't dare to take their son's very 1st bath pics. they were afraid they would be arrested or something when that roll of film w/b developed (he's 18 now).
my best friend's father used to take his grandchildren to the beach. both still very young, but at a certain point he would still get his grandson out of his wet swim shorts and rub the sand off, but would throw his very young granddaughter into his car, still wet and covered in sand, because he was afraid to get into 'trouble' otherwise.
so even as (grand)parents you need to 'go there'. how sick is that?
same (girl)friend is now working at a daycare center. changing diapers has become a huge thing. and cameras all over the place.

can anyone relate to this? or still happily shooting, no frustrations whatsoever?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2017 at 21:12
Long time no post, but here are a couple (3) of Day 300's both with the venerable A57 #1 using the 70 -300 BBC @ 300mm & 2 & 3 with the SAM 55 - 300 also @ 300mm (obviously)
#1 Killer leaf ?
Day300 small 3 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
1/2500th @f8 + 0.3EV, ISO 800

#2 The eye has it !
Day300 small 2 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
1/50th @ f8 +1EV ISO 800

#3 Autumn remains
Day300 small 1 by qwerkypics, on Flickr

Pleased with these under the circumstances, especially #2 - hope you enjoy as well
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2017 at 21:34
Ine, I don't 'do' people a lot, and when I do it's candids. Sometimes people notice and then my smile is a powerful tool :-)). I always offer to send them the photo(s) or delete them if they wish. On the whole my experience is that people are OK with my taking photos of them.

Children are a different matter. It's a nono unless the parents are asked beforehand.

I do get into 'trouble' when I make photos of objects that are generally considered to be void of any photogenic quality: rusty things, decay in general, shopping carts, details of bicycles, benches, ashtrays on tables, fences, hothouses, objects and shadows ... Seeing the photogenic in unphotogenic objects is about 90% of my photography so I get into trouble a lot, especially when these objects belong to someone and the owner happens to see me. They are invariably suspicious and always ask: what are you doing?

I have learnt that the right answer to this question is: I'm taking a photo. With the difficult part out of the way I show them my photo and say that photography is my hobby and I like to make strange photos. I also offer to send them the photos but, no that won't be necessary, they were just checking ...

And keep smiling!

 



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I like that eye Richard!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2017 at 21:38
And here's my Day 300 _ part 2: a7s + Meyer Telemegor 300/4.5 (1962; Exakta)

The secret life of shopping carts

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Beautiful images everyone! And my sympathy for the police paranoia Leo - it's all too common around interesting buildings here in the Wild West.

I guess it's a perfect example of human brains confusing things that look like artillery with the actual thing ... while ignoring everyone and anyone who might be doing the exact same thing but uses a superzoomy pocket camera or cellphone instead.

My Day 300 was of the grab-what-shots-you-can variety, but at least I did get a few clicks after another hectic work day. a7 with an impaired Tamron adaptall-2 SP 300 5.6, the aperture won't go wider than f8:

California Aqueduct (for some reason not spelled aquAduct)




A spiky water web




Surfin' bobbers



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Hung off posting these as they are what they are, a pair of grabbers!

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Anybody have a 3.5mm or 4mm?...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 04:30
I could try a fisheye converter on the 6.5mm F2 fisheye. That should be 4mm. I suppose I could hold the combination in front of the rear focal reducer. That would result in about 3 mm total.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 22:19
So the focal reducer doesn't work with the fisheye lens, but stacking the ultra wide converter on top of the fisheye converter on top of the fisheye lens seem to work just fine. So, I'll try some 3mm shots.
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We need a 2018 Day Prime thread then?
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