Giant NDP panoramic photo captured more than it probably intended to from the hotels at the back
That's some heavy duty camera.
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You might have seen the high resolution panoramic picture of the National Day Parade’s (NDP) crowd.
It was a joint effort by The Straits Times‘ executive photographers, Ong Wee Jin, and Mark Cheong who spent months in preparation for the photo.
Here it is on The Straits Times.
Basically they took a really high-resolution picture during NDP, and now you can forever see yourself at the 2017 NDP.
As you can see, quite a number of the people inside have tagged themselves in the picture.
And it’s a pretty neat idea.
You can also use it to see public figures that the live telecast might have not caught.
Like hey, that’s Singapore’s first lady.
And here is PM Lee admiring a plant.
Or just a patriotic Singaporean with a really sweet message.
Less awww moments
The devil, however, is always in the details.
More specifically, in the windows of the hotels behind.
Some were innocent enough.
A family affair.
But a few pictures felt like the individuals inside would not have wanted to be tagged in it.
These two specifically were spotted by the folks over at Hardware Zone.
The first picture shows a lady who appears to be lounging naked along the windowsill, watching the festivities, while a half-naked man beside her films the parade.
The second picture appears to show a lady who had just stepped out of the shower, observing the parade.
Which brings up one question.
Isn’t that super illegal to capture their images though?
While the first instinct would be to blame the picture itself, the legality issue might work against individuals.
Under Section 27A of the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act, Chapter 184, any person who appears nude in a public place; or in a private place and is exposed to public view, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.
In 2009, taxi driver, Chua Hock Chin, was arrested under that very rule for being naked in his house in view of his neighbours.
However, this incident feels incredibly different though, partly because no one expects a Gigapixel camera to be taking a picture in their general direction.
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All images and screenshots from Straits Times.