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51st and Telegraph: Shooting the intersection

on June 29, 2009

On a recent weekend we went out to 51st and Telegraph to photograph the area from the center of the intersection. In order to do this safely, we arranged for a film permit with, which was fairly simple, except for arranging for insurance to cover us in case a dump truck ran us over. We also had to coordinate with OPD to have an officer stand next to us while we shot from the center of the intersection. For this we paid about $400 (about $80/hour, with a 5-hour minimum). While we were out there, the officer told us we probably could have done this without his help. Not sure if he would have said that if he’d seen us out there on our own.

Here is what it looked like from the middle of the intersection. Stay tuned for more. We’ll roll out bits and pieces as we continue the 51st and Telegraph project.

[This multimedia report is no longer available.]

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