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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Not sure how that's going to fit in with the surveillance society we've allowed to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    I should have been a little more measured, with my response to Old Boot's post. What I meant to say was some people are tittle tattling about minor infringements like someone leaving their house, more than once a day ect.
    I think this lock down is beginning to get to people, common sense is going out of the window. Today, I needed to pop into a shop to buy a few items, I had to walk onto a main road to avoid two people that were talking to each other, they would not get out of the way. So much for social distancing! Anyway rant over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    I should have been a little more measured, with my response to Old Boot's post. What I meant to say was some people are tittle tattling about minor infringements like someone leaving their house, more than once a day ect.
    I think this lock down is beginning to get to people, common sense is going out of the window. Today, I needed to pop into a shop to buy a few items, I had to walk onto a main road to avoid two people that were talking to each other, they would not get out of the way. So much for social distancing! Anyway rant over.
    There isn't even a stipulation of one trip outdoors per day. Usually I'm out three or four times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    Is anyone else going out and photographing pubs during the lock down? It may seem a silly question, but I have been going out - as part of my daily exercise, to take the odd pub photograph, but you would be surprised at some of the looks I am getting - along the lines of, "you shouldn't be doing that." Every time I leave the house, I wear a mask and carry disposable gloves, if I need to do any shopping. I also observe the social distancing guidelines. And I am only out for a short space of time, not only am I getting much needed exercise, but I am helping to maintain my mental welbeing. So what is the problem?
    The problem is that it's difficult to explain and for others to understand.

    Before this all started I had several plans for mopping up some hitherto unphotographed pubs, all of which I have shelved because they involve travelling (in some cases) substantial distances to get to the pubs. The nearest, some country pubs between Sheffield, Chesterfield and the edge of the Peak District, are relatively local and I could do them in about three or four hours on my bike. The problem is, there have been instances of people in cars threatening cyclists, and I don't want to find myself on the wrong end of someone's self-righteous road rage.

    Not going out to do these pub photos is, as you imply, detrimental to my feeling of self-worth. And thinking of the possible downside of actually attempting to do them makes me feel anxious. So I'm just forgetting about it for the duration - which is a bit of a blow because I'd been targetting ten thousand pubs photographed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of joining the site.

    But it's much worse for some others, of course.

    (I have done a few pubs that were previously difficult to get reasonable pictures of because of cars, buses and pedestrians cluttering the shot. And I've uploaded some older photos that I discovered by accident I had missed. But that's it from me for now.)
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    Of course it's not OK to take photos of pubs, you won't be able to get the right quality.

    There's not enough people around, so you can't get an identifiable person walking into the shot.

    You won't be able to get a passing delivery van partially covering the pub.

    There's nowhere near enough bollards and red & white plastic fencing around to ensure your angle of shot gets most of it in.

    I suppose you could try putting Vaseline on the lens of your camera to ensure it looks like its been taken out of a dirty bus window.

    A couple of people appear to have been using this trick for a while now.

    So no STOP TAKING PHOTOS OF PUBS at least until lockdown eases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Of course it's not OK to take photos of pubs, you won't be able to get the right quality.

    There's not enough people around, so you can't get an identifiable person walking into the shot.

    You won't be able to get a passing delivery van partially covering the pub.

    There's nowhere near enough bollards and red & white plastic fencing around to ensure your angle of shot gets most of it in.

    I suppose you could try putting Vaseline on the lens of your camera to ensure it looks like its been taken out of a dirty bus window.

    A couple of people appear to have been using this trick for a while now.

    So no STOP TAKING PHOTOS OF PUBS at least until lockdown eases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Of course it's not OK to take photos of pubs, you won't be able to get the right quality.

    There's not enough people around, so you can't get an identifiable person walking into the shot.

    You won't be able to get a passing delivery van partially covering the pub.

    There's nowhere near enough bollards and red & white plastic fencing around to ensure your angle of shot gets most of it in.

    I suppose you could try putting Vaseline on the lens of your camera to ensure it looks like its been taken out of a dirty bus window.

    A couple of people appear to have been using this trick for a while now.

    So no STOP TAKING PHOTOS OF PUBS at least until lockdown eases.
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    Just too lazy now to even bother considering driving my car to photo pubs especially as you can't go in one. I took a picture when I went to the post office while queuing purely because there wasn't a car parked in the way.

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    I go to the supermarket every six-odd days and the corner shop for - ahem - 'essentials' for the Flaneurs Arms at least once a day and have never worn a mask or gloves. I doubt a mask makes any difference whatsoever unless you're close enough to smell a person's breath. It's laughable seeing couples out for a walk, one with a mask and one without; so they won't infect one another once in bed?
    What is sad is seeing all the under-30s out and about in the parks in groups. They may be low risk, but they can still infect others.

    As far as photographing pubs goes, of course there's nothing wrong. If a person can legitimately be outside, why can't they point a camera at a pub? I go out for long periods each day, usually quite late and I see some of the busiest roads in London almost deserted, with a person 300 yards away wearing a mask. What's more of a worry is all the young men charging around in fast cars at terrifying speeds - it only takes a momentary lapse of concentration to mount the pavement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Just submitted another 10.
    I hope you didn't take ROBCamra's advice too seriously!
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