on saturday i was strolling along piccadilly when i saw a load of cyclists heading
my way. not just the normal type of cyclists either. no, these were some sort
of nude protesting cyclists.
i took a load of photos of course but i was wondering what the right thing to do
was with regards to censoring them... you know, hiding the nude bits.
here are a few photos anyway and my ideas on making them safe for blogging.
ok, i didn't censor this one at all. but should i have done so ?
i left the lady in the centre with her top bits showing but was that an ok thing to do ?
i'm not sure. i mean maybe top bits are ok ? she seems happy enough to be showing
and maybe it's ok if it's in a protest and on a bike ?
i didn't do anything with this frame either. it all seems good apart from
the bloke on the right using his phone as he's cycling.
ok. with this shot i used a mosaic on the front bits of the three blokes
as i think the front bits of blokes are a bit of a no-no, even in a cycle protest.
but should i have used a mosaic mask over their faces too, to protect their identity ?
i also used a mosaic on the lady's top. i don't know why i felt it necessary when i didn't
use one on the first photo, but it just seemed like the right thing to do.
no mosaic on this lady though. maybe because she's further away ?
because her top bits are kind of hidden anyway so it's just a dark dot on
a pale colour rather than you know... boobs ?
i put a mosaic mask over front saddle bit of the bloke on the right .
but should i have put a mosaic on his backside ?
i didn't do anything with the girl in the centre or on the left because they are looking
away from camera so kind of censored or anonymous anyway.
here i ran the mosaic over the bloke on the left as his bits were a bit unsavoury,
but i think the centre bloke and lady are ok without any mask. don't you ?
film buffs might recall sigourney weaver by looking at this photo by the way.
all front bloke's bits censored. fair enough ?
just the bloke who shunned his helmet censored here.
as a side note... interesting footwear choices. one bloke barefoot,
another wearing cycling shoes with long socks. hmmm...
here he is again. obviously the lad behind him needed a little bit of censoring.
showing my inconsistency i put a mosaic mask over this lady's top bits and bottom bits.
however, the three men behind and one on the right i didn't feel they needed any
censoring, but was i wrong ? should i have put a mosaic mask over their lower hair ?
no problem with the tiger except that he's wearing ballet pumps.
the old guy on the right though was hung like a tiger so needed a bit
of a mosaic.
here i'm thinking that if you're covered in body paint you're not naked.
so, i left the girl at the front untouched. plus her face is cropped off so she's
keeping her anonymity. i did however put a mosaic over the boobs of a girl
in the background.
what's the bum rule ? should i have censored or is this acceptable ?
what i do find unacceptable is that they are blocking a box junction
which made it difficult for the cars coming down piccadilly to turn into
half moon street.
i'm afraid i felt it my public duty to protect the modesty of prince william.
i moved to a new position which meant i was a little closer to the cyclists.
i don't know why but i felt it was necessary to disguise this lady's top.
i also had to disguise the bloke's bits.
but by now i'm wondering what's the mosaic rule ?
should i have used a heavier mosaic ?
is this censorship enough or is it a bit rude still ?
luckily her arms saved me the trouble this time and i used a slightly stronger mosaic
on the bloke and the two in the background.
the people on the bus are quite funny in this shot.
mosaic masks all round on this shot, but i'm still wondering what the ruling is
with lady's tops. and also thinking i might have been better using a black
block over her top rather than a mosaic. also should i have used a black block across
her eyes to hide her identity or does that not matter as she was out there cycling
in the altogether on one of london's busiest streets anyway ?
i had to mosaic the front bit of the bloke from madness of course.
the girl's boobs though... to be honest, i think i felt it necessary to censor
them because they were so close.
looking back through these photos maybe i decided i would
censor boobs when they are close-up but not when they are far away ?
any comments on my censorship of these photos are welcome
( and sensible ones will be published )
please don't get lippy. it's not like i went out looking for nudity.
these people just cycled where i was walking and you know i always take
photos of anything interesting that i see on my weekends.
the photos are like everything else on my blog... just me showing you
a few snapshots and observations. it's just that on this occasion there was
a lot of nudity and bad cycling involved.