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Journal Move

August 20th, 2007 (07:57 am)

I've had this journal for approaching five years, & over that time, a hell of a lot has happened in my life, some awesome, some not so awesome, & I'm certainly a far different person now than I was two or three years ago.

A bit of a read through some of my older entries has made me decide that although I want to keep this journal for personal purposes, I don't necessarily want other people to read back through it. Even though most people were there, read those entries at the time - well, I'm sure those people understand even more why I'd prefer to close the door, so to speak, on certain times of my life.

I can't be bothered at all with going back through several years worth of entries & making them all private, so I'm simply moving journals. I've removed everyone from this journal, & added everyone to the new one. I think I got everyone, anyway, but if I've missed you, please feel free to add anyway. Likewise, if you don't want to add me back, no offense taken.


Photo Post

February 28th, 2007 (12:23 am)

We went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Naturally, it was cold & slightly rainy, but it got us out of the house doing something diferent.
There's a LOL-Bridge! :D
Got some photos taken, some of which are below the cut.
Pretty image heavy.

Odd Sculptures, Trees & RainCollapse )

More photo taking planned for tomorrow. Just not sure where yet, heh.
Bedtime nows. Baiii!

Photography in Public Places

February 19th, 2007 (01:05 pm)

Regarding the supposed bill to stop photographers taking photos in public places.


Just out of interest, has anyone seen any information actually regarding this? I've Googled it, & only found links to the petition, & forum discussions of the petition. No actual information or news stories regarding it.

All the petition says on the subject is: "

There are a number of moves promoting the requirement of 'ID' cards to allow photographers to operate in a public place.

Itis a fundamental right of a UK citizen to use a camera in a publicplace, indeed there is no right to privacy when in a public place.

These moves have developed from paranoia and only promote suspicion towards genuine people following their hobby or profession.


Which isn't a huge amount of information. A bit of internet sleuthing has come up with the website of the guy who started the petition, & he quotes an email sent to his camera club. In this email, someone describes how they were questioned for taking some photos in public, & asked to delete them from the memory card, before having the police called to question them further.

What were these bright fucking sparks doing?
Taking photos of kids playing rugby. Well, really, you dumb bastards, what do you expect? Yeah, it was perfectly innocent, but the guardians of those kids have no way of knowing that, so hell, who really was in the wrong there? Common sense, where art thou.
He goes on to point out a lot of technicalities, like for example "2) Children have no more right (or indeed lack of right) to privacy than an adult."
I'm pretty fucking sure that's not entirely true.


6) After further investigation of this case, therewas a club photographer at the event who was worried that these peoplewere affecting his income, and notified the CPO. Again, as the eventwas in a public place (and advertised on the radio), they had exactlyas much right to cover the event as he did.

- More likely he was concerned at some complete randomers popping along to take photos. It's pretty likely that that photographer actually knew the families of the kids, too, surely.

Anyway. The site in question is http://www.phooto.co.uk, & the page I'm referring to is http://www.phooto.co.uk/rights.shtml.

There's the odd point raised that makes some sense, & might be a cause for concern, but those points are largely unsupported. This just comes across as someone ranting, really.

Right at the bottom of the page: "These are the reasons why I have raised the petition at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Photography/,and although there is no bill in the offing, it is vitally importantthat politicians such as Mr Livingston are fully aware of the basicrights UK citizens have, and that changes to restrict our use ofcameras would require very fundamental changes in UK law."
Yeah. So off you go, sign a petition to stop...nothing at all! Hooray!


August 25th, 2004 (10:50 pm)

Comment to be added. I don't add complete strangers, (unless bribery is involved ;P) so if you add me, a comment telling me who you are/where you know me from (real life, forums, a past life when we were king & queen of a small country, etc) would be helpful ;)

My LJ is strictly friends only now because of the amount of pathetic fuckwits who hide behind the internet & anonymously insult total strangers.
Got something you feel you need to say to me? Say it to my face, if you have the balls. If not, crawl back into the skanky pit from whence you came.

I'm less aggressive than I sound. Uhh..maybe. Unless you're a total bellend.

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