Street photography is getting more difficult these days. I was photographing in an Orchid House in Edinburgh (OK not, strictly speaking street photography) and a lady came up to me and asked me to stop photographing the children. I explained politely that I was, in fact, photographing the orchids and showed her my permit that the botanical gardens issue to prove it. She was not entirely satisfied and continued to give me suspicious looks. I will not pull out a camera with a long lens on the street now unless it is obvious what I'm photographing. Sadly the times we live in make street photography much more difficult. Even the most polite reasoning can't break down the barriers of suspicion. Sad but true.