Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo Enforced


Back in the days of film, few people thought about the legitimacy of a photograph. Things were retouched, but usually at a great expense. Then along came digital photography and the need to question every picture we see. Was it retouched or was someone photoshoped out or maybe photoshoped it?
The new fad here on Long Island and I do believe in New Your City are Red -Light Cameras. Digital cameras with motion detection are set at intersections, they get triggered if you cross the stop line after the light has turned red. Talk about a full circle.
I covered a legislative meeting were we watched video of infractions. It was funny to recognize some intersections. Our county estimated they would gross twenty million dollars in the first year at $50.00 an infraction. We only grossed a little more that half that amount. Bad for the budget, but good to know drivers aren't as bad as government believes.
So... in the tradition of black and white film and hand made prints, I bring you today's digital image!

 

6 comments:

nance marie said...

is this photo enforced?

Virginia said...

I wish we had those here in B'ham. People run red lights all the time. It makes me crazy, not to mention the danger!
V

Karen S. said...

..and it's bold and cool! It's amazing what today has become just in photographing alone....

Picturit said...

Great Mono clean and sharp love it

Hilary said...

Great intro for your fine photo.

Mariann Lennert said...

Smile!
There are cameras all over ;)