Photography is not my job, I take pictures especially on holidays. However, living in a beautiful town, I decided to take my Nikon and to go to take some shots (I bought my first digital camera last year, before I had a Nikon FM2 which will be forever my first, unforgettable love). When I came back I looked at them, but none, in my opinion, could be uploaded in the site. After having seen the streets and the monuments of my town for hundreds of times I had photographed only details that I did not notice before or strange situations. As amateur photographer it’s easier for me to take stock oriented pictures when I’m travelling. I plan my travel reading guides and magazines for months and then when arrive in a country I photograph what amaze me but also what I expect to find there, which is not, of course, the reality, the present, but probably just its more picturesque aspect. I have then decided, in a sunny day, to take some pictures again and I stopped in a beautiful square, my favorite one, trying to see it through the eyes of tourists, watching what they were watching.
I uploaded 6 photos and with my great surprise 5 of them were accepted and just one refused as “not generic enough”. Of course this does not mean good sales but it has been a very interesting and funny experience.
Photo credits: Lejoch.