Monday, December 8, 2014

A different point of view

I never understand it when photographers shoot the EXACT same picture that's on every postcard they can buy from any souvenir shop…..when they could just spend a few minutes and find their own unique point of view.

I've seen hundreds of shots of the Eifel Tower in Paris, and had no desire to take the same shot as everyone else, but it wasn't until I had travelled away from the tower, and noticed a lunchtime soccer game going on, that I realized I might have a unique view of the over photographed monument that I hadn't seen before.

The moral of this story? Take the time to look around, even if you are traveling a well worn path. New points of view, even of old tourist traps, can breathe new life into your photographic subjects. Even the ones that have been "overexposed" for decades!

Canon 5D Mark-II
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens

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