Posted on Sep.23, 2009, under Architecture, Michigan, University of Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 7-14mm at 7mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, multiple exposures @ f/8.0)

The shot above shows the new Mott Children’s Hospital which is currently under construction on the medical campus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is a 4 shot HDR (was supposed to be 5) with some additional post processing (mostly cleaning up some flare spots in the sky).

The reason this was a 4 shot instead of a 5 shot HDR is because I was not allowed to take the 5th shot. As I was taking the picture, a public safety officer approached me and informed me that I was not allowed to take pictures of ‘infrastructure’. He was very polite and non-confrontational, didn’t threaten to take my camera, he just told me to stop taking pictures. He also said that if I wanted to take more pictures, I would need to get permission from the University. I’ve since contacted the Public Safety office at U of M to get a clarification on their photography policy and what does, and does not, constitute ‘infrastructure’.

Comments and feedback welcome.

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