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Camera Police Approach

By dandeakin
I uploaded a few shots of the mailbox a month or two ago and then lost the folder after a harddrive problem. So I went back yesterday to take a few more...

The approaching figure striding purposely forward is a mailbox security gaurd. She reckons you need written permission to photograph the building. I pointed out I was stood on a public street. Apparently I was breaking the law doing so, although she wasn't sure which law. I asked if i was allowed to stand in the street, turn around and photograph the road in the other direction. She told me to stop being funny. I couldn't help pointing out it was her who had just told me I was breaking the law standing in the street taking a photo, and that that was funny. I even got to describe myself as an "amateur photographer!"

After much discussion over her radio she conceded that she might have been talking rubbish. I was allowed to take my photo stood in the road (although strangely not from the cycle lane). The result was similiar to my previous upload, mailbox2, but i thought this version with the camera police actually in the image was better.

Common Sense 1 - Camera Police 0.

I might have to upload a couple more mailbox shots over the next few days....

Tags: Photo journalism Law Architecture Birmingham Mailbox Camera police Humour and fun

Voters: Stevehales, Moj_o, Guillaume and 10 more

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Stevehales 13 8 England
17 Jan 2008 3:24PM
Good on you for standing your ground !
I wish these jumped up little xxxx would just learn the law !
Lovely photo.
KevinGoodchild 19 1.2k 9 England
17 Jan 2008 3:58PM
bloody jobsworths ........ well done for standing your ground
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
17 Jan 2008 4:07PM
Superb image Its the same as the people wont let you use a tripod at the london eye. I did told them id payed for the bloody eye so ill use me tripod so i did
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
17 Jan 2008 4:26PM
Love this, love the moving figure, love the story.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 733 England
18 Jan 2008 11:48PM
Nicely shot. Just shows that they just employ @r**holes who can't get a proper job. Bet she uses a camera phone lol.

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