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pdkcars, 14 September 2017, 15:55
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I'm like, at least single out the actual good specs lmao! Does he really think people want to see 30 different white Rolls Royce Dawns?

pdkcars
from San Antonio, Texas
Rivitography, 16 September 2017, 02:52
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pdkcars wrote:
I'm like, at least single out the actual good specs lmao! Does he really think people want to see 30 different white Rolls Royce Dawns?


I mean if I lived in the area, I would probably do the same as him lmao. However I would try to mix it up a bit and not post one Dawn after another. The way I upload now is if I see a car more than once, I post it immediately. Even so, if he just put descriptions on his spots, it would be more interesting. For example, I like to be as precise as possible so I say stuff like "I found this 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider driving on North Salem Road/NY-121 on 4/01/2017. License plate: AAA·1234 (NY)" That way it is easier to differentiate between spots.

Rivitography
from New York
Rivitography, 16 September 2017, 02:58
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Kinda off topic, but I also want to let you guys know I learned something today about spotting: be wary about going into places such as restaurant parking lots and yacht clubs. There are just some people who do not like flaunting their wealth and can get upset with you taking pictures of their cars.

I got stopped at The Inn at Pound Ridge tonight for taking pictures with my DSLR at 8:00 at night. Probably not the wisest idea in the book to be doing that on my part. I did it because I was on my way back from school and decided to just stop in to see what was parked there. The general manager was nice about it though and explained to me how it was private property and people come to have a nice dinner and they don't want to feel like their privacy is being violated. I was upset but I completely understood his point of view so I shook his hand and I said "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone, I will stop taking pictures" and I left.

When spotting, please respect other people's privacy and use common sense. I don't know why I thought it was a good idea especially when it was dark out and had to use flash. In the future, I'll just try to find those cars running around town during the day on a public road.

Rivitography
from New York
pdkcars, 04 October 2017, 01:49
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I was waiting to be picked up by my sister today outside of Neiman Marcus (actually been there with my mom who goes there occasionally in case people think I just lurk there all of the time for no reason) and looked up from my bench to see a silver RS5 pulling in. So naturally I wanted to get pictures and I do. So I'm finished and this is one of those captures where I feel like "eh the surrounding just make for a basic picture" and I've been trying to change things lately to make my style less repetitive. Anyway, move to the back of the car and put the camera in my bag. There's a security guard across from me and on Friday when I went to take pictures of the rare 1 of 2 Verde Ermes Huracan two guards reassured me that there was no problem. This guard didn't seem bothered either. BUT the lady behind me gets out of her car and creeps up behind me asking with such a tone "what are you doing?... what are you doing?" I point to the Audi and say "oh just taking a picture of that Audi" and she just acts like she's all weirded out and I leave. It ain't even her car. Why does she care? I saw the guy walking by as I went looking for his car and he'd look like the type to not mind me taking pictures. I'm glad I wasn't in a worse mood because any other time I would've said "what does it look like? mind your business" lmaoooo.

People treat photography like such a crime. It's a parking lot, and it is open to the public so it's basically a public parking lot. I can do whatever I want as long as it obeys the code of conduct and so confronting me like I'm going to steal a car with my UTSA bag giving away who I am and a security guard sitting across from us is just insulting. Not gonna lie.

pdkcars
from San Antonio, Texas
Mazdafreak, 04 October 2017, 03:05
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pdkcars wrote:
...BUT the lady behind me gets out of her car and creeps up behind me asking with such a tone "what are you doing?... what are you doing?" I point to the Audi and say "oh just taking a picture of that Audi" and she just acts like she's all weirded out and I leave. It ain't even her car. Why does she care? I saw the guy walking by as I went looking for his car and he'd look like the type to not mind me taking pictures. I'm glad I wasn't in a worse mood because any other time I would've said "what does it look like? mind your business" lmaoooo.

I remember a while back, a panhandler asked me "what'cha doing with that camera?" while I was doing some spotting. He said it in a bit of a condescending tone, so I told him I was "taking pictures of cars", then I paused and bluntly asked "is that a problem?" I'm sure I sounded a bit like an a-hole, but it seemed to work because he kind of took a step back and was like "oh, uh, no, that's cool."

Basically, if anyone says anything to me, I try to be respectful at first, but if it escalates at all, I get a little more blunt with them to get them to go away.

Mazdafreak
from North Carolina
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