Recently I posted a picture in the horse photos section, in which I mentioned that I had taken the picture while out for a drive, of a horse making a goofy face.
Little did I expect that a firestorm of controversy would erupt as to whether or not taking such a photo was legal or illegal, morally correct or incorrect, or just plain right or wrong.
I am very interested in the discussion that arose, though the picture forum isn't really the apropriate venue.
So, I thought I would start a new thread where people are invited to air their opinions, and state the law as they may know it, regarding when and where it is "okay" or "not okay" to photograph other people's horses, property, etc.
I have a habit of taking pictures when I'm out and about, of horses, hayfields, crumbling barns, cattle, etc. which I later use for reference photos in artwork. I personally don't photograph people's homes or vehicles, etc. without asking permission. (I'm also an architecture student, and I have on a number of occasions asked- and recieved permission- to photograph houses I admired).
My opinion about the appropriateness of publicly sharing a photo of property owned by someone else is that I don't feel that it is a big deal if there is nothing in the picture which is explicitly identifying. . . But, like I said, that's only my opinion!
Anyway, I started this thread to invite polite, courteous discussion of the topic. Please, everyone, share your point of view, explain it, defend it, etc., but please do not be rude to others. Everyone is equally entitled to their opinion.