Saturday night, David and I walked the streets of West Palm taking night photos of some of the buildings there.
West Palm for the most part a very clean city and very beautiful.
When I was in Atlanta at Christmas time, I gave my camera to my daughter and replaced it with a new one. I wanted to try it out and play with some of the options.
Anyway … our travels eventually lead us to one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, The Palm Beach County Court House.
With it’s granite walls, magnificent arches and dramatic lighting, it was begging to be explored from every angle.
About 20 minutes in, a voice shouted out from the dark “ Can I help you?” again “CAN I HELP YOU?”
Okay, it wasn’t exactly hands behind your head, face down on the ground or anything, but the voice did ring out with the same authority.
As the officer approached we instinctively headed towards him and mentioned that we were just taking photos. We were informed that since 911 this property has been closed to the public after hours and that it was his responsibility to make sure that rule was not violated.
We must not have looked like that much of a threat because he did buy the photo taking story and decided to engage himself in conversation long enough to tell us about a photography class he was once in and about an expose he did of this building for that class. He couldn’t help himself from showing us the exact angle he shot the building from.
We walked off into the night quietly laughing at some of the humorous coulda, shoulda, wouldas of our court house experience and searching for other night shot opps.
Which as you an see, were not that hard to find