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Big Brother Government

By perrism
Taken from near the National Gallery in Trafalgar square, looking down Whitehall, on Tuesday lunchtime. I count 5 CCTV cameras in the original photo - London must be the safest city in the world! Shame about the air quality, though. :-(

Tags: Photo journalism

Voters: PatriciaWilson, KathyR, mongogushi and 15 more

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redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 2:11PM
Not a Galloway in sight!
Very moody, and nice point well made. I want to know which Liberal leadership candidate is being filmed in the building where the camera is pointed

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perrism 13 6
26 Jan 2006 2:14PM
ROTFL!! Smile What if it's Ming? Now there's a scary thought.. Assuming the camera can see through the smog..
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 2:20PM
Good composition, I like the dark semi-silhouettes set against the misted background semi-silhouettes. Nice repeats, good use of the lamposts.
26 Jan 2006 2:27PM
Good moody shot. I agree with Eric, the mist simplifies the background creating a strong composition.
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
26 Jan 2006 2:46PM
Orwellian image! I read in National Geographic (or Newsweek) recently that if you visit London for a day you are likely to be captured on camera about 100 times!
26 Jan 2006 3:19PM
but doesn't that make you feel safe??! (not)
26 Jan 2006 3:50PM
Great atmosphere. Good title.
perrism 13 6
26 Jan 2006 4:22PM
One of the things I'd wanted to photograph on my visit was a policeman, but other than the grumpy sods with machine guns outside Downing Street, I didn't see any..
mongogushi 12 50
27 Jan 2006 4:26AM
great shot, well seen
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Feb 2006 12:35PM
great image. I work in London and it's amazing how you rarely see a cctv 9without looking)...until you get a Congestion Charge that you've forgotten

like the traffic lights
Consultant 12 51 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2006 2:03AM
Loved looking at the gallery, this is a great shot, also liked the aquaduct a lot and the B&W contrasty bits!!
perrism 13 6
13 Mar 2006 12:25PM
Thank you. Smile
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
16 Mar 2006 12:03PM
Very interesting shot and discussion.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
30 Mar 2006 7:46AM
good tones and comp
5 Jul 2006 5:29PM
Great Shot with great details, security camara,lamp posts,traffic and St Stephens Tower in the background, Superb.


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