Tourist Remover

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  1. tim atherton

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    Yes, but how do you remove them from the streets?
     
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    I find eating refried beans usually removes all tourists near me. It's also cheaper.
     
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    Up here we call it October, November, December, January, February & March & April.
     
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    Yup, thats what we wait for around here as well..

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    Beer and hard boiled eggs will make 'em run.
     
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    A nice long-exposure pinhole photo does that as well!

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    around DC, follow behind them until they get near some kind of security officer and then exclaim loudly (whilst pointing fingers and waving frantically), "What did you just say about planting a BOMB in your hotel????".

    That gets them off the streets for at least 24 hours :D
     
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    I guess we're not tourists. We have a 'good reason' to want to take photos of unpopulated streets. They don't. They should leave. And their photographs? Just snapshots.
     
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    The best part is the image of the photographer on the splash page - the epitome of the "tourist" you would want to remove if so inclined.



    Two cameras slung around his neck, fishing vest to carry all the stuff he probably doesnÂ’t even need. But the camouflage hat confuses me - are there that many tourists in the jungle or is he prepared for urban combat?



    I'm also quite impressed that he can hold a shopping bag and keep his camera steady at the same time. Maybe if I went to the gym more....



    :smile:
     
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    Two left handed cameras!

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    I don't mind tourists as a photographer, but many parts of town become intolerably crowded whenever school is out somewhere. It gets hard to walk down the street, so you have to stick to parts of town that tourists can't find (basically anywhere but the National Mall, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, DC Waterfront, Old Town, Tidal Basin, Arlington Cemetery and its surrounds, Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Bethesda). But that is a lot to avoid.
     
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    A great tourist remover that works on either film or digital is a Tripod + a couple NDx2, NDx4 or NDx8 and stack as needed.
     
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    Excellent point. Whenever I travel to a new location to photograph, I'm technically a "tourist." I sure hope my desire to see and photograph someplace other than my home town doesn't offend anyone! But I promise I won't wear camo hats or tacky shorts or bright Hawaiian flower shirts...

    - Robert
     
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    Just noting what I thought would be obvious. When we wish that others would get out of our way and stop blocking up the scenery, who's to say we're not blocking up someone else's?

     
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    They sould call it "local remover" because I'm usually the tourist taking the photo!

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    Besides, isn't it the people that give a city its character? Pictures of empty city streets always seem a bit soulless to me.

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    I've enjoyed both - busy and empty. I'm ok either way. Granted that there are sometimes people where I wish they were not; or vice-versa; but one works with what one has, and usually they've as much right to be there enjoying that space as I do.

    I will say that in some places - like Gettysburg, PA last autumn - I discovered something new; drivers who will stop traffic to let you get what they think is your shot! I was shooting across the street at a colorful shop, and noticed no traffic - weird, because there had been quite a lot of it. Looked up over the viewfinder, discovered drivers going both ways waiting patiently for me to take my shot. No one honking. Weird! But nice.

    Beats Albuquerque, where I was trying to photograph from the Avenida Cesar Chavez Bridge over the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Yard, and the occupants of a passing car threw a full bottle of soda at me and swerved to try to make me jump to my death. People are strange.
     
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    I don't mind tourists. I suppose it helps that I don't actually visit locales frequented by tourists. That's the great thing about nature, excluding tourist locales, there are no tourists. In fact there's hardly ever anyone else beside myself, and what few other people venture down the trails are either way behind me, way ahead of me, or took another route. :smile:
     
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    And leave the fanny pack at home.


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    Ahh, but we also have unspoken horrors in the summer that keep them all very near their cars...




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    Were they successful?
     
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    Haha! Love it!
     
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    I might try the progran with some of my street shots!