I hope you haven't caught the train spotting bug :))
No, I haven't!! Specially after seeing the film, if you know what I mean. ;-)
I know what you mean although that isn't a film I would choose to watch despite its' acclaim as a great movie. The Railway Children is more suitable for someone of my disposition ;)
Trains, I love trains....
Ah, but trains make such lovely subjects with all the leading lines and shimmering air effects...
Great photo Draken anyone from the railroad "security" confront you? Even though this photo as I see you took from a platform in a train station which technically is public domain. The railroad station being patrolled and maintained by the railroad since 9/11/2001 from time to time RR police, to RR security or RR workers my think they have the right to detain you or take your camera or memory from you, if that happens call the police right away we are not breaking any laws and this falls right under our rights to photograph, as long as we are on public space..
Even though this photo as I see you took from a platform in a train station which technically is public domain. Are you sure about that ? Here in the UK railway platforms are owned by the railway company. Although the public have access they aren't technically "public domain". The owner of any space to which the public is granted access still has the right to impose restrictions on what activites it allows in that space , including the right to prohibit photography if it so wishes. It would not have the right to confiscate equipment though.
It was a very quiet Saturday morning at a very quiet train station. I was in a group of about 10 people (all attendees of a Google GEO Summit, including Gerard Sanz) and we were all or almost all taking pictures while we were waiting for the train to arrive. Nobody (from the private train company or the police) approached us.
The weekends seem to be the best because things seem to be a little more easy going, no one seems to be on as tight of a schedule as during a week day "when there appears to be a more of a security presence".. I live in the NYC area, I've gotten confronted before for photographing trains.. I usually get my photos then get out, to be as quick as possible, I know my rights but I just want to avoid those situations..
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