Again with the no tripod thing

I spent quite a few nights during this trip wandering The Streets of Rome at night. While there, we were also under a general terror threat advisory so the Police and Carabinieri presence was increased. Or as I like to call them: “The Tripod Watch”.

Seriously, what is it about using a tripod that signals the big no no? Let me get this straight: A gigantic Nikon D3 Camera with an enormous telephoto lens is fine but a tripod, now that’s suspicious. Anyway, apologies for the rant but it’s getting to be a bit ridiculous.

In this specific shot of Piazza del Quirinale a Police Car drove up to me and asked me to leave. I had just framed the shot and taken the first 2 of 7 exposures. With my finger holding down the shutter release button, I turned around and engaged the officers in friendly conversation trying to stall for the next series of exposures. Three, Four, Five, Six, and Seven… Apparently my Italian skills held out just long enough to finish the bracketing. Thank you officer, I’ll be on my way now.

Daily Banana –  To Serve and Protect

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