Monday, March 23, 2009

Please sign this petition

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If you are a UK photographer please give serious consideration to signing Simon Taylor's petition at .

This simply says: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Remove new restrictions on photography in public places.

Remember, if we do nothing, nothing will change: if we do something, something may change. If you're reading this and are not based in the UK, make sure your government doesn't follow our government's lead in imposing restrictions of this sort!

For more information about how the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 gives the police the power to curtail our democratic freedom to pursue photography in public places, please read the following:

Photography and terrorism PhotoReflect (February 8th 2009)
Counter Terrorism Act 2008 (Para 76 is the relevant section)
Photographers react to British PM's message Amateur Photographer (January 13th 2009)
New Scotland Yard Photocall (February 19th 2009)

Today's photograph is one I took in January. The subject of new barbed wire added on top of old seemed to suit today's topic!

photograph & text (c) T. Boughen

Camera: Olympus E510
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 22mm (44mm/35mm equiv.)
F No: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/60 second
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.3 EV
Image Stabilisation: On