Fun Police :: Seaside Park, New Jersey :: © 2003 Patrick Esmonde
Fun Police
Seaside Park, New Jersey

The title of this shot came well after I saw the image on the screen. I think it's because I was trying to capture a more serious moment, but when I saw the scarily ecstatic clowns in the background, the image reminded me of something I do when people tell me they don't want to accompany me on some adventure (usually dangerous or ridiculous). I call them the "fun police" and then start making siren sounds and narrating a fake "pull-over" scene on a bullhorn: "Step out slowly with your hands and balloons where we can see them."