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    [color=black]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.[/color][color=black][/color]

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

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    [color=black]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....[/color][color=black][/color]




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    Quote Originally Posted by jtsatterlee
    Two cameras slung around his neck

    Two left handed cameras!

    Steve.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigwam Jones
    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.
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kerwin
    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
    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?


    At home he feels like a tourist
    At home he feels like a tourist
    He fills his head with culture
    He gives himself an ulcer
    He fills his head with culture
    He gives himself an ulcer

    - At Home He's a Tourist, Gang of Four

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

    D.

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

    Euan

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

    Euan
    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.

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