I get a kick out of finding ways to take a picture of landmarks and historical areas in ways that make them more interesting. Less static and cold. I don’t like just taking the token touristy shot of a statue or a building but I like finding a way to look deeper into the picture. Finding humor or irony is great way to do it.
I was in Santa Fe this summer and saw this cool statue in front of the Basilica. This gal was taking her own shot so I quickly moved to compose the shot with her in it. I had to time the shot so her arms were up with her camera and ….there it was. It looked like St. Francis was responding to her picture taking. That’s how I make a dull shot into something more fun.