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Drug Addict Or Photographer, Who's More Dangerous?  
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Hi all...

I was yesterday taking some photos nearby the 24R at Palma PMI airport..
We were there in that moment me and this drug addict, me taking photos and She collecting syringes for some heroin that could be left.. The reason they come here is because the main place to buy drugs in Mallorca is just 200 mtrs from this point..
So came the police and came direct to me and asked me for my identification, car documents, what was that kind of radio I had ( scanner ), if I had been arrested before.. They didn't bother about planes and photos at all..so no 9/11 syndrome..
Of course my " buddy " continued searching for the heroin without any trouble 

That's Spain..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/mygind66/picota071006.jpg

Enrique

[Edited 2006-10-09 23:40:41]

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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

braver man than me to take expensive camera gear around junkies !

Quoting Mygind66 (Thread starter):
Drug Addict Or Photographer, Who's More Dangerous?

I initially thought you were going to compare the 2, both spend copious amounts of money on things we dont necessarily need to get high on a good shot  Wink


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 1):
both spend copious amounts of money on things

This worries me because one day one of these people will stop with the intention to steal my equipment. I used to come with my older son but I've left him at home due to the risk of accidental puncture with a needle..

Enrique


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

300mm L? fair size, quick doink over the head and run off Big grin

But yea, must put a damper on things having to photograph around them


User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

The photo of the junkie will get bad distance, bad center, could use a little sharpness. The light is great, however, and can likely be saved.

Pete


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

bring a monopod, always a handy 'tool' when needed.

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Looks like the junkie took the monopod.

Enrique, seriously, if the police has no problems with photography, why did they talk to you? I don't quite understand (and I'm coming to Spain next month Smile)

Peter



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3389 times:
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Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 5):
bring a monopod, always a handy 'tool' when needed.

Actually saved me once, at SYD some guys in a 4WD were parked in an inapproprate spot, Perimeter security guy called me over asked if it was mine, then asked if I saw the occupants could I mention that parking was a no-no in that place.
I did so,nicely, the driver responded with a sting of expletives not repeatable here and the passenger leapt out of the vehicle raced around threatening to "f#%$*&g deck" me. I had my heavy Manfrotto monopod with video head with me.. changing my grip on 'pod seemed to take all the fight out of the guy!!



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3369 times:

Quoting Psyops (Reply 4):
The photo of the junkie will get bad distance, bad center, could use a little sharpness. The light is great, however, and can likely be saved.

I would have thought just BADPEOPLE and level. Was Airport Overview checked? Good luck and safe photography. The saddest part is not being able to share your hobby with your son.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3355 times:

Somehow I don't think you have to worry too much about junkies. Most of them wont walk the talk.

User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quoting Psyops (Reply 4):
The light is great, however, and can likely be saved.

Thanks Pete for giving me some light about the quality Big grin However I doesn't matter what I shoot at..I get always a rejection. For me there's a tight relation between Screener=rejection...

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 5):
bring a monopod

Reminds me what I said yesterday in another thread. Have you slept thinking about my monopod Royal? I'm starting to worry about you r health. We could comment this with Paul if you want.
Otherwise a monopod is a good thing to have if you need to intimidate someone ( of course better than the 300mm )

Quoting F4wso (Reply 8):
The saddest part is not being able to share your hobby with your son

That was a motive to go to take some photos. My last upload (not rejected) was 3 or 4 months a go and I have just uploaded I think 3 photos this year...

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 9):
Somehow I don't think you have to worry too much about junkies

These are inoffensive but sometimes there come some others and in a car searching for drug...Not sure about them..

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 6):
Enrique, seriously, if the police has no problems with photography, why did they talk to you?

No idea Peter...They wanted just to bother me..

Thanks for your opinions..

Enrique


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
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Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 10):
intimidate someone

Intimidate hell.... in my case (see reply 7) I was in an isolated spot, the only people nearby had hostile intent, I am not proud of this but it is the closest I have ever been to being ready to inflict grievous harm on someone!

Back to the topic, hell Enrique, we know what dangerous folk aviation enthusiasts are and the trouble they can cause... see above note about monopod!!.. the young lady was merely picking up litter!!!

Cheers

[Edited 2006-10-10 16:29:58]


If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

I've heard that is a notorious spot at PMI for drugs Enrique. I know a guy who was there spotting a couple of years ago and went into some bushes to take a leak and nearly urinated on a Policeman who (with about a dozen colleagues all hidden) was waiting to raid a car parked nearby.

Is it really unsafe though? And what is the attitude of the Police to these people. I've had mixed experiences with the helpfulness of the Guardia Civil in the past, fortunately I've never been troubled at an airport.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I had no problems out at PMI when I was there October last year. The only strange thing we saw were two Guardia Civil walking through an overgrown field (which was miles from anywhere!) - they walked straight past us and did not say a thing.

Karl


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 11):
closest I have ever been to being ready to inflict grievous harm on someone!

Sorry not to answer to your reply Chris.. This is the point I don't wanna be in case 

The security inside the airport is taken by the Guardia Civil, a military police, and probably the best one in terms of effectiveness. Normally they're young people, from the mainland (culture a bit different to the people from here..).
The kind of police I had the 'interview' was the Policia Nacional. They are the ones who have to manage with drugs. I've read today in the newspaper there has been a police raid before my visit to the village where they trade with drugs.... perhaps this is a reason..

Cheers

Enrique

[Edited 2006-10-10 21:47:01]

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