This is the shot that got me in trouble. Apparently people who point large DSLR’s at policemen are a threat to national security – whereas the dozens of people using their cameraphones get ignored. I could, apparently, be making notes of where policemen are stationed. This one, for example, was hiding in the middle of the road and would have remained undetected had I not rumbled him.
I don’t mind the guys doing their job. I don’t even mind them being a bit oversensitive. I do object to the crass stupidity that seems to be prevalent in the police force, the stupidity that suggests that terrorists will take photographs with big, highly visible cameras and not blend in with the crowd of people using compacts and cameraphones, who seemed able to take pictures unmolested.