I Predict a Riot! I Predict a Riot!


Unlocker

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 23:20
Been playing that song all week as we had a demonstration by the English Defence League in Aylesbury on Saturday 1st May!

So closed the shop for 2-3 hours and went out to join all the other photographers for some fun.

These are some of the 'before' shots, leading up to the demo in the Market Square.

All taken with 2x K-7's and 16-50 & 50-135.

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womble

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 00:20
Looks like there were more togs than demonstrators. I like the last one best.

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Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 01:29
Looks like you had the same idea as me, except I was on the other side of town trying to catch the action from the top of Market Square / Kingsbury. Got some good shots but can't post them here as I took them with my little Ricoh GRD (I thought an SLR might be too conspicuous but when I saw all the other 'togs I felt distinctly under-equipped! ).
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Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 07:57
Great pictures! I would have loved the opportunity to shoot those guys.

Might even have taken my camera as well
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Mike-P

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 08:16
From the header I thought we had another defector to Canon/Nikon

Great set of pics .. I like the horse in the first and the last one best.
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i-Berg

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 08:50
Mike-P wrote:
From the header I thought we had another defector to Canon/Nikon



Last two for me.
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KenH

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 12:27
Nice set, but the last is ahead of the rest!
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fatspider

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 12:34
Well they look a right set of drunken louts!

and as for the demonstartors......

I like the horse portrait best, nicely framed and good detail.
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Unlocker

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:11
It certainly felt like a lot of drunken louts in places!

Did shoot one interesting video with the K-7, I'm a youtube virgin but you can find it here!

Did get quite intimidating in places, was asked a few times to stop taking photos by demonstrators, and one particular person followed me round Market Square and 'politely asked' me to stop what I was doing or.......

Kindly though, the police filmed that and put it on youtube too here! That's me in the top middle being followed for the first 10-15 secs or so!

After that, I got out of the 'kettle' quickly before I was held in there, and was escorted back out through the tunnel. Will put some after shots up tomorrow!

@ Hefty, have you put your shots up elsewhere? Would really like to see what was going on, on the other side of town!

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Mike-P

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:24
Unlocker wrote:
It certainly felt like a lot of drunken louts in places!

Did shoot one interesting video with the K-7, I'm a youtube virgin but you can find it here!


Yet you still get the "old guard" that says video is a waste of time on a DSLR and has no business being there. If anything this showed the demonstration better (in some respects) than the stills.

Nifty backwards footwork as well
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Unlocker

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:26
Mike-P wrote:


Nifty backwards footwork as well

Actually, I turned and ran! Held the camera up above me head pointing backwards!

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Gwyn

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:28
Scary stuff

At least the mounted police went either side of you not through you.

The police don't seem to have been to bothered by the huge number of photographers there, which has to be a good thing.

English till they die but carrying the stars and stripes and the cross of St Andrew too?

Makes one proud to be (half) English. Not.

Mike-P

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:28
Unlocker wrote:


Actually, I turned and ran! Held the camera up above me head pointing backwards!

Great advert for Pentax inbody SR then
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:36
I like the last one best too, photographically. However no. 4 has caught an... interesting.... pose - if only the hand was a little higher, it would have been perfect!

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English till they die but carrying the stars and stripes and the cross of St Andrew too?

Makes one proud to be (half) English. Not

Israeli flags were on show too...

These are exactly the types who whinge about how no-one has pride in the St George flag anymore, then they abuse it in this way... grrr.
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thoughton

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 13:53
An interesting set! Although I look at number 7 and all I see are a bunch of skinheads (apologies to anyone who supports the "English Defence League" )
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