Via Scott Kelby, “Top Ten Annoying Things That Photographers Say to Each Other.”
Although most weren’t really that funny, #8, “Dude! Dude! You’re in my shot!” brought back a memory of a recent trip to Oregon.
My wife and I were visiting Oregon and were hitting a bunch of hiking and view spots near the Columbia River Gorge area and stopped at Multnomah Falls. The falls, from the ground view that is most accessible to tourists, is actually partially blocked by a wonderful stone bridge that connects two plateaus.
There are often people in these popular tourist locations that want to be in control — such is the nature of some people (unfortunately, probably more often than not U.S.A. citizens). There were several people standing at ground level, YELLING up at the people on the bridge, “GET OFF THE BRIDGE! CLEAR THE BRIDGE!” Over and over and over. They wanted to take a picture without the people obscuring nature.
My personality – I said to my wife, “I’m running up to the bridge to wave down at these morons.” She decided for me that I wouldn’t do that. Needless to say, the people standing on the bridge didn’t move.
Although I would have liked to have a picture without all of the people – I didn’t mind there were people as it was part of the experience. We weren’t alone there – why should my photos show it any other way?