I'm always hoping to get the perfect picture of a building or moment or whatever “must-see” site, and for me this means not having people in the frame. This is a virtually impossible feat, especially in squares, plazas or piazzas, which are always crowded with people.
If we're lucky we might be privy to a moment or two in the life of a local. This has happened to me a few times, and instead of wishing people would hurry up and move, I find myself praying that they stay there long enough so that I can get a great photo. Like the time I was visiting the Cathedral of Valencia and saw a little girl on her way to her first communion and the bride who was gracious enough to stop and pose for all the camera-wielding paparazzi-like tourists (myself included).
Or, most recently, when I spotted the handsome bride and groom taking photos in Lisbon at Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), the beautiful square on the Tagus River. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect picture.
Do you mind if people are in the pictures you take when you travel or do you prefer the frame to be people-free?
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