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Independence Hall

One of the other things that I wanted to do while in Philadelphia was take a nice HDR picture of Independence Hall.  Lesson learned: I should have gone to this site first:
The hall is being renovated.  Since I walked all the way over there, I took the picture any way.

Note to you photographers out there.  The park rangers are wound kind of tightly.  As soon as I set up my tripod one of them came over and started asking a lot of questions about why I was there and what I was doing.  I almost laughed at him when he asked if I was a professional photographer.  Then he asked me if I was taking video.  So, I started asking him questions.  Is it OK to take pictures of the hall?  Is it OK to use a tripod?  Is it OK to stand on the sidewalk in front of the hall?  Is it OK to be a tourist?  He finally mumble something about national security and left me alone.

Lots of people had cameras out and were taking pictures.  It was the tripod that got the attention.  I must be OK to take a crappy picture with a cell phone, but if you want to try to take a good picture, then you are a threat to national security.


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