Sadly our trip down under is coming to an end, but we are still enjoying our travels. We are now in Melbourne and are looking forward to exploring this cool city. Cool is a good word for it, the place seems great but is under half the temperature of Sydney which had reached almost 40c before dropping to rain before we left! We thought we had left the need for coats and wooly socks at home but hopefully the weather will turn for the better today so we can hit the beach before meeting up with Darren and his wife for a meal tonight 🙂
Freedom to photograph/film
Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel.
Photography and Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000
The Terrorism Act 2000 does not prohibit people from taking photographs or digital images in an area where an authority under section 44 is in place.
It seems like every day now we hear reports of photographers in the UK being stopped, searched and even arrested for simply being seen with a camera and taking photographs.
The law is clear, photography is not a crime … but it does not stop police, does not take away the fear, and does not help the fact that the police are doing the terrorists job (taking away freedom, causing distress, etc).
It is very sad indeed, and is only likely to get much, much worse.
None of these people ever stop to think an actual terrorist would use the many covert means to take whichever photography they require, and would unlikely choose a small-town chip shop as their intended target …
I just realized looking at Flickr that I have had this camera (Canon 350D) 4 years now … time for a new one! 😀
… and it is my birthday soon …
Canon 5d MkII do you think? 🙂
Apples Aperture software is a big disappointment for me. So many people told me I would love it that when I finally tried it … well I was underwhelmed.
It could be just that I am a creature of habit. I’m doubting that just because my geek streak is still quite strong, I tend to adopt early and often. That said I do have a big comfort zone when I get into a certain way of working. It takes a bunker-buster of an improvement to get me to switch when I really get into a groove.
Guess I will be buying a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements for my Mac to get back my familiar workflow.
I love the front row feature of iPhoto but that pretty much sums up what I use that package for. Seems like I will still need to use iPhoto to get my pics into Front Row but then Aperture doesn’t work with front row either.
It’s not a brilliant photograph but it is my first in 2007 so thought I would post it anyway. The location is a stretch of coastline on the East of the country where Clares parents live. Not quite Hawaii but it does have its own rugged charm.