did you ever get yourself in a (potentially) dangerous situation while shooting pictures?
I mean in general, this may include physical danger or perhaps in danger of facing arrest and / or other unpleasant consequences.
My most dangerous one was accepted only yesterday!
Photo © Sir Hofma
The left wing nearly took my head off!
OK, it was not THAT dramatic but when I took my eye away from the camera the wing was a lot closer to me than I had considered so I "hit the deck" as a precaution. It missed by less than a meter, I guess.
All in all it was worth it though.
Other "dangers" for me include pissed off private security guards that are in a fail to understand mode when they see a camera. I own a decent zoom lens, so when they turn around and walk away I sometimes go ahead and shoot anyway!
Once or twice I ended up clearing the scene a little hurried.......
Depending on where I am obviously, I don´t taunt police or military personnel.
Frustrating, when the mechanics and pilots are very welcoming to me but one pesky security guard interprets his orders a little bit too strictly and therefore snatches away interesting picture opportunities.
Normally when I end up talking to the local managers and I explain the whole Airliners.net phenomenon it is not a problem.
People just don´t know the affection for aviation so much, where I live.
Anything you can share in this respect.........?????
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