Oh what a day. I decided to take the train uptown to Center City. I was able to get some great shots of the underground, and some cool architecture outside. On my way back I decided to head toward Suburban Station. As I walked toward the Broad Street line, I noticed a reflection of light coming from the wall. I was shooting mostly black and white so I decided to fire two shots on my way down the stairs.
I was confronted by two Philadelphia Transit Police officers about what I was doing. I said I was taking black and white art photos of the tile on the wall. He proceeded to pull out a pad of paper and start writing. I asked if it was against the law to photograph in the underground, and he said some song and dance about the Madrid bombings, etc.. I figured I was going to receive a citation, or a warning. I was asked for ID, and I cooperated with the officer. He then began to tell me how I was going to be added to the Terrorism Data Base. I couldn’t beleive my ears, but I didn’t want to start any trouble. Eventually he asked if I had any other questions and I just wanted to get out of there. Off I went, now realizing I never recieved any copy of what he was writing.
I can’t understand what is going on in this country. Here is an article explaining what’s going on. Please read it, it will blow your mind!!!
This shot above was taken a little while before I was confronted by police. I was able to edit this RAW file as a single HDR. Once again PhotoTools proves to be my favorite tool to use. Even though I’m now a suspicious person, at least I got some great shots!