... just before a security guard rolled up on his Segway, telling me that I was on "private property," and therefore couldn't take photographs. Startled, I looked around, but didn't see any signage prohibiting photography. He explained (very calmly, it must be said) that if I'd had someone with me, and was actually taking a photo of that person standing on the sidewalk, that would've been okay; however, because I was alone and taking a photograph of a plant, my actions was prohibited.
In the seconds that followed I quickly weighed the pros and cons of protesting, and decided against it. I smiled, put away my camera and left without any further discussion.
And then I came home, promptly processed the images, and uploaded them on my blog.
See? It's a good thing he stopped me, because I'm a rebel, by gum, with no respect for authority. Imagine what could've happened if I took more photos!
And on that note, a warning, Seattle: I'm headed your way, I'm bringing a Nikon with me, and I'm not afraid to use it.
(For those of you who are coming to the meetup, I seriously can't wait to meet you. To everyone else, I won't be back at my desk until late Monday, so it may be sometime on Tuesday before you see me here again. But I promise, barring arrest, I'll be back with tons of photos. In the meantime, though, check out my page on pinterest.com -- this is where I'll be posting lovely bits of photography inspiration I find around the web.)
And finally, have a great weekend, everyone.
Images: Photographed with a fully-loaded Nikon D300, 60mm micro lens.