End Of A Tale. Seattle Officer Who Threatened To Arrest News Editor For Taking A Picture Gets The Sack

Back in July, 2013 we reported an incident where Seattle’s The Stranger news editor – Dominic Holden – was threatened to be arrested for photographing a person on the street along with the cops around him.

End Of A Tale. Seattle Officer Who Threatened To Arrest News Editor For Taking A Picture Gets The Sack

Usually those incidents get some media buzz. Sometime a police spokesman will issue a statement, and this is it. But this story, after going viral has a more conclusive ending.

Six months after the incident, the threatening officer – deputy Patrick “K.C.” Saulet – was fired by King County sheriff John Urquhart. [Read more...]

This 52,000MP Panorama Of Seattle Is An Artists Treasure Hunt

Gigapixel panoramas are getting more common now, yet, some have a bit of a twist on the usual amazing site-seeing extravaganza.

This 52,000MP Panorama Of Seattle Is An Artists Treasure Hunt

The team at Microsoft set out to show the stitching Kong-fu of Photosynth and created this ~20,000,000,000 pixel photo was made up from 2,368 individual photos taken with 600mm and 400mm canon lenses mounted on a Gigapan head.

In a similar way to the biggest where is waldo project we shared a while back, the team at Microsoft planted individual artists all throughout the image, making it a fun (yet challenging) find-the-artist-treasure-hunt. Unlike the where is waldo project, the artists were captured over the course of few weeks at six individual shootings. [Read more...]

The News Editor Of Seattle’s The Stranger Threatened by Cops For Photographing. Makes a Great Story

It is not uncommon for police to harass citizens for taking pictures. In fact, if you head over to photography is not a crime you’ll find some stories that will make you pretty sad on the inside. Sometimes those stories hit the news, sometimes they don’t.

The News Editor Of Seattle's The Stranger Threatened by Cops For Photographing. Makes a Great Story

But you can be pretty sure that when a news editor gets harassed for snapping an iPhone pictures, it will be on the news.

Seattle’s The Stranger‘s news editor, Dominic Holden was recently one of the sides in a photographer-police skirmish.

According to his news story, Holden was snapping an iPhone picture of some police officers huddling around a young black guy, when he was threatened to leave the scene or get arrested. According to Holden, no other pedestrians were asked to leave. [Read more...]