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| p.3 #16 · Petroglyph Thefts - Ethical Questions for Photographers |
You are not telling me anything I don't know. I wonder if you actually read my posst before firing back. Your actions regarding this photo are likely the primary cause of any searching for this feature, one that is not visited all that often. Thanks loads for that, on behalf of all of us who actually do care about these things. Not.
What, precisely, is your main goal here? Is it your position that no one should ever share a photo of a petroglyphs, even if no further info is provided? If so, why? And if so, why would you encourage people to look up the location?
Or is it your point that protection is guaranteed by publicizing as widely as possible? In which case, what are you trying to accomplish by this virtual bullying?
Or maybe your goal is the same sort of ego-centered one that the archeologist spoke of in the quote about this issue I shared earlier in this thread.
Stop playing games and engaging in petty manipulation. If you we're actually concerned about sharing locations you would have made your point in a PM. but that's not the game you are playing at all, is it? You are willing to increase the risk to a site in order to score some point in a forum discussion! I made a simple request:
"If you do know where that one is, please do keep it to yourself. I'm certain that I'm not the only person who has been there."
So you go right ahead and all but supply directions.
Pretty low class behavior, I'd say...
There is a huge difference between posting a photograph of a thing and posting specific information about where it is located and perhaps directions regarding how to find it.
Dan, you fail to take into account, things like google image search.
Only way you can not contribute to the ease of finding a site is to never upload or share photos... at all....
I think you are getting too excited about this subject, and you are taking this too personal. You brought up an important subject, I am sure none of in here want to see any historical or natural object of interest destroyed. But when the majority here appear to not agree with your solutions to the problem, don't take it as a personal attack. Honestly, a lot of what you have said here has made me dizzy as I have tried to read and follow your points. It's not all that confusing of an issue, yet all of your words have confused me. Sometimes, less is more...
I don't really have many famous photographers as friends... Well, there is Barry, Craig, Tyler, Matt, Jeffrey, and Dan and Dan... But these guys are not uber professionals, like some of your friends. So I wonder, if perhaps, they have lost touch a bit with reality? I am not making an accusation, but just wondering out loud. Often, those who reach the pinnacles of height in any profession, can lose sight of the real world... And I think the majority of us reading this and replying, like Frank, or Harry, or Craig, and others who replied seem to be firmly planted in this changing world we live in, and just how much the power of technology has changed over the last 20 years.
I would suggest, that as you did bring up an important subject, that you then just let it go. You started it off, but now let this thread, derive its own solution if possible, from all who contribute to it...