Breaking the Rules

Sometimes you have to go against the grain, especially true for a photographer.

I think all of my readers know that I like a little spot of urban exploration, and that involves going into buildings and locations where a little sign tells you not to go, and where society mostly complies.

Yet you face these signs every day at normal locations; sometimes at a cliff edge where it is deemed unsafe to go further, other times in a park where you may trample on the grass. The question is, should you ignore those signs and proceed anyway?

It’s really down to the individual. Some people are comfortable stepping over that barrier, others are not. I think when you are on the scene you need to determine for yourself whether or not you are in danger for doing so, weighing up likely risks of your actions. Also, will the payoff be worth it? There’s no point in doing it just to be defiant, there needs to be a reward at the end of it.

I won’t often see a sign and comply immediately. I need to understand why it’s there, and what’s on the other side.

For this image there was nothing to be gained by climbing this particular wall, but I thought it would make a fun shot šŸ™‚

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

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