I'm interested in a general opinion of my little story below as much as the image, which I think is reasonably ordinary. Flog It came to Scunthorpe last week and was based in our local stately home park which is council managed and for which I hold a yearly entry pass.
I visited with my daughter in law and youngest grandchild. Now I realise they must require some control to stop everyone walking into shot, but when a young lady with clip board and radio saw me with EOS 7D, battery base, 18/250 Sigma and carbon monopod she intercepted me and said you can't go past me. We were 200 yards from the filming and at right angles.
I said this was a public park and I had a pass. She said you are not going past. (We walk there several times a week.) I said, I'm sorry, but I am. I promise not to go near the filming. Several people without obvious cameras walked past unhindered.
She contacted someone on her radio who said it was OK to walk along the path providing we did not approach the tented area. Two ladies were also stopped just before me and they both had Nikon DSLR's - they went off through nearby woods, circled round behind the filming and came in from the other unprotected side - not a good military defence! (Seems 'good' cameras were the target.)
So, I had my walk and got a few shots at the 250mm setting, but was a bit incensed at the BBC staff attitude.
About 1/800, f8 and ISO200. Monopod. I also got some strong looks from other BBC staff but no more interference.
Portraits and people