We were asked to leave the premises
Hello and welcome to the second day of the Great Co-Posting Experiment. If you were here yesterday, you know that Ehpem and I will be co-posting some of our images from my recent trip to Victoria.
It’s been interesting to compare our shots, many of which were shot when we were almost literally shoulder to shoulder. A lot of the time, Ehpem was using a full frame DSLR and a wider lens than I had, a combination which made a surprising (to me) amount of difference in how much of a scene he could capture. He’s also noticeably taller than I am, which also had a larger-than-anticipated effect on the images.
Anyway. The parking garage. Ehpem has been here before and was happy to return so I could have a look around. We were inside 20 or 30 minutes, and nothing very exciting had happened (other than making dozens of photos, that is). All of a sudden, a hulking monster of a security guard burst through a door and approached me. Much aggression on his part – not to mention how he was practically spitting on me when he
talked yelled – as he let us know that we were on private property and we had to leave. It was a little surreal, actually. Ehpem said, “I thought this was city property?” and the man said, “NO. IT’S BEEN PRIVATE PROPERTY SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN 1961.” (Yes, he spoke in all caps.) (Also, he’s apparently the Official Historian.)
So, we left.
Later, we talked about how the parking garage’s security wasn’t all that great: we were there for sort of a while before getting yelled at by the guy.
But enough talk about the rude Canadian. Here are some photos (Ehpem’s first, then mine.)
You can see Ehpem’s post here.
Victoria, British Columbia
It’s not just Canadian parking garages who object to being photographed! Look what I just found in my hometown in Texas:
Posted on May 17, 2015, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, architecture, black and white photography, E&M Collaboration, melinda green harvey, monochrome, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, victoria. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.