Friday, June 15, 2012
Hijinks at Moroccan House
On Wednesday, I bought that new camera. Joy, joy, joy! It's a professional Canon with lots of resolution and some really terrific amenities, like the ability to take HDR photos and video. I could barely contain myself while waiting patiently for the battery to charge before taking it on its first outing.
I went out to Portobello Road and walked north for a couple of miles. I've shot this Moroccan cafe on Portobello several times. But this time, as I stood on the opposite corner and raised my camera, two guys in front of the cafe started cursing at me and flipping me the finger. I told them I was just taking a picture of the building. "There are people here!" one guy yelled.
Well, there are people all over the street, everywhere. In an urban environment it's hard not to take pictures with people in them. The fact is, if you're sitting outside in a public place -- especially on a major street populated by lots of camera-toting tourists -- you could wind up in a picture.
If you'd rather not be photographed, guys, just look down, or look away. Don't be nasty and make a stink that will guarantee you prominence in a photo.
See what I mean?
(And how about that resolution?!)