I don't know if anyone else gets the same treatment as me, but I'm catching allot of flak at border crossing for being a amateur photographer. I live about 20 minutes from the border between British Columbia and Washington State. I go across the border about 4-5 times a year. Mostly to pick up stuff from a currier company when I order stuff online. I'm always honest about why I'm going across. I get the usual questioning about where I'm going and what I'm picking up and what for... Nice and short. Yesterday I decided to drive down to Seattle to take some photos. After a 2.5 hour wait at the border I got up to the guard. She asked me where I'm going and for what purpose. I answered honestly that I'm going to Seattle for a little sightseeing and to take some photos. As soon as I said I'm going to take pictures she became really suspicious. I got asked a ton of questions, if I'm meeting anyone, how much money I'm bringing in, what I do for a living... I got my car trunk searched. I was asked what all the photography gear was for. I resisted the urge to say "for taking photos...". I was finally let go after about 20 questions. (much more then is normal) I shot some stuff in Seattle, and drove back when it got dark. I got to have a nice and short 1.5 hour wait at the border this time. When I got to the crossing into Canada again I answered honestly what I did and again I got another round of questioning. Even longer this time. I had my keys taken and my car searched. I was asked allot of questions like: Have I been ever denied entry to the United states, if I have ever been arrested, If I have ever been handcuffed, what I do for a living, what I was taking pictures of... I actually had to show him the pictures I took on the LCD before I was let go. It all makes me wish I was back in Europe. Where crossing the border consists of slowing down to notice the sign stating the countries name you are driving into.