No Trespassing

Taking my snowy orchard photos yesterday, this sign greeted me where I wanted to take the photo. I take pause when told to keep out, and generally respect their wishes.

Today I went ahead and traversed 10 steps onto the property to compose my shot. My question is whether you think this is violation of the intent of their sign, or if I was in good faith not trespassing in a way that they are trying to keep people out.

I have read many photoblogs where the photographer feel ok disregarding signs such as this on a regular basis. I don’t consider myself above the law, nor do I regularly try to ignore others wishes, but in this case I thought I was within the intent of the property owners protection.

What are your thoughts?

Canon 40D, EF-S 17-55, 1/1600 at f/2.8 and 400 ISO
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