Nippers at Cronulla Beach (why cant I take photos of a beach?) #iPhoneography #iPhoneographer, originally uploaded by Michael.Sutton.
Day 342 of 365: My iPhone #iphoneography photo a day project
I was up on the headland this morning between 9 and 10, doing what I love doing, taking photo's. Today I was actually also using my digital camera creating a time lapse of life on the beach. I was first approached by a nice young lifeguard trying to tell me that I was not allowed to take photo's. When I asked him why he just said youre not allowed to. Well, talk about getting me started. I yold him to get on his radio and find out why, he had no answer, neither did his supervisor, I told him I was taking photo's of the beach and the movement of the Nippers kids and the water, keep in mind I was over 300 meter's away from anyone in my view finder, and I had a fixed 35mm lens with a ND8 filter and a polariser, so things were pretty dark, and I was shooting at 1/8th of a second. He left.
Tweny minutes later a woman from the club turns up and tells me I cant take photos of the beach, I told her otherwise, then she proceeds to tell me shes an off duty copper. Didnt have her badge, wanted my ID, told her I dont have it on me, blah blah she went on. I didnt want to push my luck with her, I tried explaining to her what I was doing and that I had a wide angle lens on and you couldnt see any people or kids close up, she tried telling me there was software that people use to close in on people, Im alos shooting small JPG, not RAW, geeze I would love to get my hands on that software.
I didnt want any confrontation with her, I asked her waht station she worked at, she wouldnt tell me, just said a local station. I personally dont think she was a copper and yes, I should have called the police right there and then and have them settle the reason why I cant take photo's.
Image taken and edited on my iPhone 3gs. Uploaded using Flickit Pro and edited using various apps purchased for my iPhone. This image is part of my iPhone photo a day project taken over 365 days.
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