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Security stripes

Security stripes

As I was taking shots of this mirror, a security guard came out
and asked me politely what I was taking photos of the building for.
I showed him the mirror and he looked at the shots and left, convinced I wasn't a terrorist.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1/800s f/7.1 at 170.0mm iso100 full exif

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Sue Robertson02-Dec-2008 10:01
Wonderful graphics, glad he let you go.. :)
Simon Chandler01-Dec-2008 03:58
Fantastic composition. Graphic and captivating. v
What an experience with the guard!
Yvonne01-Dec-2008 02:59
Fabulous idea & shot Sheila! Fascinating story :)
Autumn Sky29-Nov-2008 23:04
the black and white makes this one.... very nice shot.
Nicki Thurgar29-Nov-2008 09:36
A multitude of stripes! Very well spotted Sheila!
antidote329-Nov-2008 00:25
great eye to have spotted this! that one image couldn't have more stripes than that!! :)
J. Scott Coile28-Nov-2008 15:06
Glad the security officer was convinced. Love it!
Barry Moore28-Nov-2008 11:58
I know the feeling, been there done that... Do they lock you up for photon stealing? - well worth the agro for this shot.
Dave Hein28-Nov-2008 00:07
Who goes there?!
poochdad27-Nov-2008 23:45
good for you for sticking to your guns! (in a manner of speaking)
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography27-Nov-2008 21:43
very nice shot,Sheila!
Phillip Normanton27-Nov-2008 21:03
Mmmmm - it does have a bit of a 'cold-war' feel to it :)
Mairéad27-Nov-2008 20:17
That's a really cool shot. I was once asked to stop taking pics of an old cinema building
which now houses a chinese restaurant, pizza takeaway and video rental store. So I just
moved down a bit onto the public street and kept snapping.
JW27-Nov-2008 20:03
Superb capture of all that symmetry and stripes and stuff! Excellent!
Linda Matta27-Nov-2008 18:36
Nice find!
David Royall27-Nov-2008 18:10
A great collection of stripes.
I wonder if the security guard would have regarded me in the same way after seeing my unshaven face and frumpy clothes.
Richard Chapman27-Nov-2008 17:28
Stripes all over the place, and a very pleasing composition
Anita27-Nov-2008 16:09
great shot, and a wonderful story to go along with it! :-)
Dan Chusid27-Nov-2008 15:14
You sure fooled him!

Ken Duckert27-Nov-2008 13:25
Glad you prevailed to get such a good shot. Those do look like worrisome windows. Makes one wonder what goes on inside...
Bob White27-Nov-2008 10:59
Great shot Sheila and I'm pleased to hear your not a terroist :-)
Máire Uí Mhaicín27-Nov-2008 10:30
What a lot of stripes you fitted into this shot!
JD27-Nov-2008 09:49
I don't know what he was convinced you are though ;-)
laine8227-Nov-2008 09:16
Ahhhh, now WE are becoming paranoid !!! Good lot of stripes there.
Johnny JAG27-Nov-2008 07:41
I'm not convinced!
Guenter Eh27-Nov-2008 06:47
To take photographs is always an adventure! ;) We are all kind of "terrorists" - LOL! To bad we can`t see the security guard in the mirror! ;)

It`s a "wild" shot Sheila! Love the distorsions and your brilliant treatment! :)
Flo Hendry27-Nov-2008 05:49
cool! love this abstract
Norbert Fortelny27-Nov-2008 05:43
Beautifully done.
The mirror gives it an interesting twist.
Maaike Huizer27-Nov-2008 05:22
This is brilliant. In every way. Big V
shatterbug27-Nov-2008 05:01
Fun and games...worth it though, you've got a line festival going on here!
Susan Leigh27-Nov-2008 04:04
Very nice image and composition..a lovely play on line and shape..
nice in B&W! good job there! v
Great decoy using the mirror excuse LOL ;-))
The Third Side27-Nov-2008 03:48
Great shot. Great story.
Welcome to the PBase Terrorist Club
Timothy Guenther27-Nov-2008 03:32
Great image!
Robin Reid27-Nov-2008 03:25
Maybe you taught him something about art? Good eye here.
BleuEvanescence27-Nov-2008 03:04
This is a stripe convention...
Russ Rose27-Nov-2008 02:33
cool. like the image and the reaction of the security guard.
Jeff Lobaugh27-Nov-2008 01:59
Nicely seen and captured!!
Barbara Heide27-Nov-2008 01:51
excellent! love this "confusing" composition...
Ed McConnell27-Nov-2008 01:21
yes, great shot...
Herb Knufken27-Nov-2008 01:07
Good for you
pr_rajan27-Nov-2008 00:36
sandy barbour27-Nov-2008 00:20
Too funny isn't it? People are so suspicious of someone with a camera!
Laryl27-Nov-2008 00:13
fantastic job!!!!!
through_the_lens27-Nov-2008 00:06
Great stripes and mirror effect....
Cindi Smith26-Nov-2008 23:55
Excellent!!!!! Yep...that will work!
Jola Dziubinska26-Nov-2008 23:53
How brave we Pbasers have to be to face the difficult situations like this to take a photo for the challenge. Wow!! Good job, Sheila ;)
monica memoli26-Nov-2008 23:47
Good job! v
Walter O. Koenig26-Nov-2008 23:36
Cool shot. Very creative.
Ed Goodnight26-Nov-2008 23:27
definately works
Our Colin26-Nov-2008 23:04
You fooled him then ! ;-)
Ann...26-Nov-2008 22:56
WOW!! This is good!! What a great shot - lots of stripes....
An De Wilde26-Nov-2008 22:52
well seen !
Eric Carrère26-Nov-2008 22:47
Clever shot Sheila :)