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07/05/2010 06:23:59 PM · #1
As a photographer, I find this article to be disturbing. The guy was on public property, after all. Or maybe that doesn't matter anymore? The last I heard, the Gulf was listed as a no fly zone. Wonder if that's still the case? Wouldn't want tourists taking any photos of the oil spill...

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07/05/2010 06:26:10 PM · #2
Oil spill? What oil spill? Hmmm oh the ginormous monstrous BP oilspill thingy about 2 months old now, plugged up with a fancy version of mud?! Never heard of it....
07/05/2010 06:35:55 PM · #3
Originally posted by snaffles:

Oil spill? What oil spill? Hmmm oh the ginormous monstrous BP oilspill thingy about 2 months old now, plugged up with a fancy version of mud?! Never heard of it....


Plugged? You must be thinking of another spill. This one is still spewing.

Here's a scary article.
07/05/2010 07:01:34 PM · #4
Julia Bailey (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' grigrigirl has been documenting a lot of the gulf coast issues on Facebook.

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07/05/2010 07:17:04 PM · #5
There are restrictions on certain photographs of installations such as refineries, power plants, and prisons. I've worked in the power industry for years, and our plants require that you ask permission prior to photography. All we ask, at our installation, is that you do not photograph the security systems and arrangements. This is done to protect the safety of the employees, and the security of the installation.

I would imagine the intent is the same for the refineries. As to whether or not some hide behind those regulations to eliminate images of other issues, I cannot say.
07/05/2010 07:18:18 PM · #6
I mean no offense... but there have been no 'leaks' of oil in shallow waters that can't be capped in this amount of time... and the only reason BP is drilling in deep waters is because of rules/laws that keep them out that deep.

If anyone wants to place blame, lets put it first on the folks that won't let them drill where it's safe for all.

There's the same oil under 50' water... or land for that matter.

Will not comment again, so no point in waiting for a response from me. Have at it! :)
07/05/2010 07:57:45 PM · #7
I'm up here now in the Panhandle of FL, Grayton Beach to be spacific...there is a bit of an "oil" smell/odor but they are only finding (right now) nail (finger) to quarter size drops of oil...now further West at Pensacola it's much, much worse...it will get here in time...and you should see the clean-up crews...very interesting to say the least...
07/05/2010 08:04:52 PM · #8
Yeah, I read about that yesterday in an article in popular mechanics. It was a good article about how many security officials are stepping out of their legal limitations and over reacting to photographers in public places.
07/05/2010 08:22:36 PM · #9
Originally posted by LydiaToo:


If anyone wants to place blame, lets put it first on the folks that won't let them drill where it's safe for all.

Will not comment again, so no point in waiting for a response from me. Have at it! :)


I know that Ms. Too won't respond, but could anyone else tell me exactly where "Drilling is safe for all" ?

Ray
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