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    Hackneyed local landmarks

    Going through some of my older shots and realized I only have one or two shots of a prominent local landmark. It's an interesting object, and I could shoot more shots of it, but because it's local to me it seems less appealing as a subject than many similar things elsewhere.

    So how about you? What local landmark do you dismiss, that all the tourists (such as they may be) all take photos of?
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    The Law Quad at the University of Michigan.
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    I don't have too many photographs of the Statue of Liberty. I've never even seen it closer than the view from the Staten Island Ferry.

    I once tried to photograph the Empire State Building, and it's very hard to find a good vantage point. Ever notice that the best shots of the ESB are aerials? I've never been to the viewing platform on the top of the ESB.
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    Niagara Falls (sort of local). I have seen some interesting photos, including winter shots, but have never actually tried to photograph them myself.

    I've looked, but fear I lack the imagination to do something that hasn't been done many, many, many times before.

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    The Wartburg at Eisenach, although I've made detail photographs inside. It was more of an event with eddies of tourists forming behind my 8x10's tripod. The photos themselves could have been done in any building from that period, nothing to identify the locale.

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    Mt. McKinley!
    I think I have a total of perhaps five shots of the mountain and I've lived here 50 years.
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    The Carson Mansion here in Eureka...supposively the most photographed building in California. But that just might be a little bit of local BS.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park, Coogee Baths, South Head and countless other harbour and beach cliches around Sydney - but what the hell, I still keep going back to photograph them from time to time. After all, it's a cliche because it's enormously attractive. It doesn't stop being attractive despite the millions of photographs taken. It may still be fresh to new eyes out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb;
    I don't have too many photographs of the Statue of Liberty. I've never even seen it closer than the view from the Staten Island Ferry.

    I once tried to photograph the Empire State Building, and it's very hard to find a good vantage point. Ever notice that the best shots of the ESB are aerials? I've never been to the viewing platform on the top of the ESB.
    Well I guess I've been to more of the local sites than you David! When I lived in Westchester for a few years in the early '90s we went into the city most weekends. It is sad and sobering to see how often the twin towers appear in my photos. What was once a photographic cliche now has a much different character.

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    A windmill that was disassembled in the Netherlands in the 1960's, shipped across the Atlantic, and rebuilt here in Holland, Michigan. The bricks still supposedly show the scars of being strafed by fighters in WWII.


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