So, I was out taking pictures near the small town of Edison Nebraska on Friday. I had a man in a truck stop, watch me, turn around come back and ask me "What are you doing?" - Ummmmm... what does it look like I"m doing? I'm taking photos of the beautiful Republican River Valley during the golden hour on a crisp September day.
First of all a woman out taking photographs alone doesn't like to be confronted. Now, the dude (who I gave my card to- and said I was a photographer)..I hope you read this. Made a comment that I was photographing "his land" - well, actually I was photographing the river valley - the spectacular clouds and I was standing on the public road, which I informed him.
Who wouldn't take pictures in this lighting?
Of course this lighting is difficult to edit sometimes.
So if you see someone out taking photographs on a gorgeous afternoon on a public road do me a favor and LEAVE THEM ALONE. Especially if you are a man and they are a woman. It's really not your business what people do while on the road.
Photography is not a crime. Just because my camera is more sophisticated and I'm not taking pictures with my cell phone doesn't mean I'm scoping out your land Mister Farmer Man. It is much more about the lighting and the place I happen to be. But, as a blogger, I will write about anything relevant to my life and of course this incident was a little on the annoying side since I have rarely been bothered while out taking photographs. My husband's family owns five houses in this town, so I imagine I have just as much right to be out shooting in Edison Nebraska as anyone.