die pigeons, die! / 10 October, 2004 [click for previous image: lost in translation]
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Title • die pigeons, die!

I'm not entirely convinced that I know what this is (the blurred thing in the background is Blackpool Tower), but I think it's part of a now defunct electric fence to stop pigeons landing on this surface ... but I may be wrong ;-)

Anyway, whatever it is I like this shot, not least because I was escorted off the premises about two minutes after taking it. It's shot from the rooftop car-park of one of our local stores and just after I'd taken it a pair of security guards approached me:

"Do you have a car in this car-park Sir?"

No, I'm just taking photographs.

"Then I'm afraid we'll have to ask you to leave as this is private property."

Would it be ok if I came back with my car?

"No, it wouldn't. Could you come with us Sir?"

And they walked behind me down seven flights of stairs. I did think about making a run for the roof again and taking a few more shots, but I got the impression they wouldn't find it all that amusing ;-)

It's fair enough I suppose, it is private property and they can make their own rules, but I really don't see that taking a few photographs can do all that much harm. No matter, I got a shot I was happy with :-)

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12.49pm on 6/10/04
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
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