1031 – Money Changes Everything

This is an image from last week. No circus image, sorry. What more can you do than ask? At the beginning of the show though, they announced that taking photographs is forbidden “for copyright reasons”.

What do they expect me to do? Copying their acrobatic tricks? Acting like the clowns they are?

I was furious at first, but then … I simply enjoyed the show. No focus, no exposure, no camera settings, no hunting for pictures. Just plain fun, and that was not bad either 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Money Changes Everything” from Cyndi Lauper’s 2005 album “The Body Acoustic”. See the video on YouTube.

11 thoughts on “1031 – Money Changes Everything”

  1. Copyright reasons means they simply wanted to keep the rights to produce and sell their own quality pictures from their performances. But I think many museums and historically interesting churches practises a more liberate view on this, when simply not allowing flash (this might also be due to possible damages, I guess). Without extra light, you're unlikely to produce high quality pictures in a circus, not from the seat anyway. But, who knows, the ISO12800 digitals might do the trick… Better stay future proof and prohibit it all. 🙂

  2. Oh, it's not that I don't know WHY they do it, I have a problem with the fact THAT they do it. Actually we live in a culture where every idiot believes he has to do it, regardless of how ridiculous it is to even think of a loss that they could suffer.

    If I'm doing it for my family album, then there is obviously no loss. If I do it for my blog, well, what is it but cheap advertising? If I do it to make art and sell it, well, art is out of their business anyway. Leaves stock. OK, why not only disallow that if anything?

    The problem is, that we live in a culture of greed instead of sharing. There are exceptions, for example in the free software world, but by and large it's all about lawyers and greed.

  3. I completely agree with you on this. The thing is that I'm sure the circus had no intents at all to try to capitalise on this themselves, since this is not their core business. This makes it even more greedy, not allowing anybody else doing it instead.

    Forgot to say, that was a fine cash register you found there. Nice dof and lots of graphical details that renders well in b&w.

  4. Well, to be honest, it needed a damn lot or Topaz Adjust to make it that contrasty. I also didn't completely get rid of the reflections 🙂

  5. Pooh. Who needs circus photos? I love the old cash register. The work on the contrasts were worth it (easy for me to say), because the detail is wonderful.

  6. This is so cool!
    Marvellous and much enjoying (as always 🙂

    (To zoom in on details, so they become new to the eye, that's my thing. 🙂

  7. The rhythm in the music file is even more fun. like that too.
    (imagine that rhythm on that marvellous cas register 🙂

  8. Emme, you're right! I didn't think of it, but the rhythm of the song fits the images perfectly. Pure accident though 🙂

  9. Great photo – and it fits the topic perfectly!

    On a side note: Although I agree with you that too much in our society is run by simple greed, I start understanding more and more that a lot of people and organismations prohibit photography. Simply because the behaviour of photographers is often simply ignorant and impertinent. Talk for example about high-powered flashes during theater performances (or a circus!) or standing up and moving around between the seats during Beethovens 4th symphony (I almost strangled the guy). And so on…

    As a consequence, a lot of places have completely barred photography. And – although I sometimes wish I could take some photos – in general I'm thankful for that.

  10. Yeah, flash is definitely a problem. Too bad that nobody so far has invented the "Flash Suppression Field" 🙂

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