October 17th, 2008

oCe - Feren_Photography

Yep, photography is still a crime.

So most recently comes news about a D.C. official, who is also a freelance documentary photographer, being arrested for "assault on a police officer". Yeah, taking pictures certainly constitutes assault.

I support police officers, I really do. Having grown up with a father who worked in public safety, I was around a lot of police officers and fire fighters from before I could walk to the day I moved out of the state to attend college. I've known many officers and K-9 units for a long, long time -- still am friends with a number of them back home and in Illinois. I know there are two sides of every story. I know there are good cops and bad cops, just as there are respectful, law-abiding citizen photographers and brazen, do-anything-for-a-buck/attention douchebag photographers.

I'm going to be posting links to these stories more frequently becasue the abuse of power against photographers (seems we're either "possible terrorists" or "impeding an official investigation" by taking pictures of public servants performing their duties in public) is continuing or becoming increasingly frequent. It's still just as troubling to me as it was before I posted my last entry about this sort of thing, I'm just going to talk about it more frequently from this point forward.

For those who do not share my interests in photography and the politics surrounding it, I'll try to put my longer diatribes behind cut tags so you don't have to be bored by it.
oCe - Feren_Photography

It's Photo Phriday, so it's time for another Devious Journal Entry


Ruined Electrical Service
by *panfah on deviantART

Another night of digging through the archives to find something that fit my mood, and I happened to stumble upon a group of pictures I shot at an abandoned and ruined farm in Bolingbrook, IL. These are way back in the year 2005, a long time before I got my beloved 40D!

This wonderful abandoned farm and its many buildings were torn down shortly after and, much to my relief, NOT made into office buildings or condominiums. Instead, the local nursery and landscaping company has made it part of their tree farm.

Here we see the electrical service to one of the larger (though more dilapidated) barns.
oCe - Feren_Photography

Photo Phriday: Farm Ruin #2


Leaky Barn Roof, Ed?
by *panfah on deviantART

Another from the archives! Shot at an abandoned and ruined farm in Bolingbrook, IL. These are from way back in the year 2005, a long time before I got my beloved 40D!

This wonderful abandoned farm and its many buildings were torn down shortly after and, much to my relief, NOT made into office buildings or condominiums. Instead, the local nursery and landscaping company has made it part of their tree farm.

Here we see the roof of one of the longer but lower barns, and the many missing shingles and slowly decaying wood that supported what was left.