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Pip is practicing his Ukulele chords was uploaded to Flickr

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Only knows three chords so far

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I took Pip is practicing his Ukulele chords on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:20PM

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January 19th, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Picking the Ukulele was uploaded to Flickr

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well, smelling anyway

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I took Picking the Ukulele on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:25PM

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January 19th, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Picking the Ukulele was uploaded to Flickr

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well, smelling anyway

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I took Picking the Ukulele on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:25PM

Written by eggplant

January 19th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Pip is practicing his Ukulele chords was uploaded to Flickr

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Only knows three chords so far

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I took Pip is practicing his Ukulele chords on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:20PM

Written by eggplant

January 19th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Imagine My Surprise was uploaded to Flickr

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Wells St, Chicago

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I took Imagine My Surprise on January 02, 2015 at 12:17PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 12, 2015 at 04:14PM

Written by eggplant

January 12th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Ansel Adams Act

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Photography is Not A Crime
Photography is Not A Crime.

An unexpected surprise from Tea Party stalwart, Steve Stockman of the 36th district of Texas. [edit – Rep Stockman is no longer in office]

To restore the First Amendment Rights of Photographers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Ansel Adams Act”.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds as follows: (1) In recent years, the Federal Government has enacted regulations to prohibit or restrict photography in National Parks, public spaces, and of government buildings, law enforcement officers, and other government personnel carrying out their duties. (2) In recent years, photographers on Federal lands and spaces have been threatened with seizure and forfeiture of photographic equipment and memory cards, and have been arrested or threatened with arrest for merely recording what the eye can see from public spaces. (3) Even in the absence of laws or regulations, Federal law enforcement officers, other government personnel, and private contractors have been instructed to prohibit photography from public spaces, and threatened photographers with arrest or seizure of photographic equipment. (4) Arresting photographers, seizing photographic equipment, and requirements to obtain permits, pay fees, or buy insurance policies are abridgments of freedom of speech and of the press. (5) The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”. (6) Still and motion photographs are speech. (7) The photography by Ansel Adams and other famous photographers helped bring home to Americans the beauty and fragility of our natural resources. (8) Ansel Adams’ photographs helped build public support to make Yosemite into a National Park. (9) Future “Ansel Adams” must not have their paths blocked, regulated and made more expensive with fees and fines, or be threatened with arrest and seizure of their equipment.

SEC. 3. RESTORATION OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO PHOTOGRAPHERS.

(a) In General.–It is contrary to the public policy of the United States to prohibit or restrict photography in public spaces, whether for private, news media, or commercial use. (b) Should a Federal agency seek to restrict photography of its installations or personnel, it shall obtain a court order that outlines the national security or other reasons for the restriction. Such court order shall allow restrictions of photography when such photography may lead to the endangerment of public safety or national security. Nothing in this Act shall restrict Federal agencies from taking lawful steps to ascertain whether or not photography may consist of reconnaissance for the purpose of endangerment of public safety or national security or for other unlawful activity. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to repeal, invalidate, or supersede section 795 of title 18, United States Code. (c) Prohibition on Fees, Permits, or Insurance.–No Federal Government agency shall require fees, permits or insurance as a condition to take still or moving images on Federal lands, National Parks and Forests, and public spaces, whether for private, media, or commercial use. (d) Prohibition on the Seizure and Forfeiture of Photographic Equipment.–Federal law enforcement officers or private contractors shall not seize any photographic equipment or their contents or memory cards or film, and shall not order a photographer to erase the contents of a camera or memory card or film.

(click here to continue reading Text – H.R.5893 – 113th Congress (2013-2014): Ansel Adams Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress.)

Since it is something proposed by Rep. Stockman, I’m suspicious of the fine print, but from a brief glance, this is a welcomed law. 

Protecting Boeing from Evil Photographers
Protecting Boeing from Evil Photographers

I wonder if it will curtail the propensity of certain security firms from blocking photography. Boeing is the most obvious culprit, but there are other buildings where a photographer is nearly always harassed from taking a photo, even when standing on the public sidewalk.

Via

In the United States, the work of photographers and photojournalists is protected under the 1st Amendment which states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. And, in a perfect world, the constitutional rights granted by the amendment would never be violated. But, perfect the world is not and it seems like photographers are being unjustly accosted on a regular basis.

Think of all the news stories you’ve read that pretty much read the same: a photographer from Any City, USA was arrested, threatened with arrest, threatened with seizure of equipment, or otherwise harassed for exercising their First Amendment right of taking photos in a public place. A quick search on DIYP alone using the “Photography Is Not A Crime” keyword yields you a dizzying amount of such stories. Not to mention the motions made by the Federal Government, which restrict and sometimes prohibit photography in National Parks.

(click here to continue reading The Ansel Adams Act Goes To Congress; Details Clear Laws Protecting 1st Amendment Rights Of Photographers – DIY Photography.)

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edit, and I don’t know how I missed this, but this bill was put on the floor in the 113th Congress, and Steve Stockman didn’t win election to the 114th Congress, so I’m guessing the dream is dead…

Written by Seth Anderson

January 9th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Gas For Less was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Gas For Less on January 04, 2015 at 01:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 04, 2015 at 11:02PM

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January 4th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Diver – Chicago River was uploaded to Flickr

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Working on the Riverwalk I believe.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/chicago…

or, for instance:
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/October-2014/What-the-Chicag…

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I took Diver – Chicago River on June 20, 2014 at 01:30PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 27, 2014 at 05:22PM

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December 27th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Even This Breath Will Expire was uploaded to Flickr

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Accidental self portrait in a mirror

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I took Even This Breath Will Expire on December 22, 2014 at 02:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 22, 2014 at 11:39PM

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December 23rd, 2014 at 12:10 am

Your Wicked Contrivance was uploaded to Flickr

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sculpture, Lincoln Park

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I took Your Wicked Contrivance on June 07, 2013 at 05:45PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 21, 2014 at 08:17PM

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December 21st, 2014 at 2:41 pm

iPod Classic Returned From The Dead was uploaded to Flickr

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What a pleasant surprise! Left it plugged in overnight on an underutilized iMac, and after it charged up the iPod Classic, went into recovery mode. Yayy, I have a working iPod Classic again…


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I took iPod Classic Returned From The Dead on December 15, 2014 at 12:12PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 15, 2014 at 06:13PM

Written by eggplant

December 15th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Shirts vs. Skins – Venice Beach was uploaded to Flickr

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not sure who won

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I took Shirts vs. Skins – Venice Beach on February 02, 2013 at 02:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 14, 2014 at 03:02PM

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December 14th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Evening Comes Early Enough For A Stroll was uploaded to Flickr

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Division and Damen in a light rain

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I took Evening Comes Early Enough For A Stroll on April 13, 2014 at 07:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 12, 2014 at 03:31PM

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December 12th, 2014 at 10:06 am

McLaren’s Barn was uploaded to Flickr

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Eagle Lake Road. The McLaren’s might have sold this barn, actually, but they used to own it anyway.

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I took McLaren’s Barn on September 18, 2014 at 01:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 08, 2014 at 03:59AM

Written by eggplant

December 8th, 2014 at 9:13 am

There’s A Place From Where I Came was uploaded to Flickr

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Frostpocket

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I took There’s A Place From Where I Came on September 04, 2013 at 02:30PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 04, 2014 at 08:06AM

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December 4th, 2014 at 12:00 pm