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The question of the perfect horizon

There is a point in every photographers path where you think about the perfect level. There are discussions going on if the horizon should be levelled all the time. I have my own opinion on this topic.

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You know it might be time to change the lens, if… (continued)

I wish I could say that I was sitting and updating the ideas for photography projects. But I just finished washing the dishes and because I had not made any shot today looked at the shots from yesterday.

I found the one picture I wanted to publish, which was initially the reason to change the lens again. I love the 50mm 1,8!

Two vanishing points

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You know it might be time to change the lens, if…

Don't run - we come in peace by stst31415
Don’t run – we come in peace, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

…you have the impression you reached a point where you do not learn new things with the lens you use at the moment.

Maybe there is also a time for changing the point of view. It does not really matter. I had the 50mm/1.8 on my camera for a longer time. I need a change.


The tourist’s problem

Sometimes it is hard to make a good picture. It is hard because you made the decision to go to a place which is described in all the books written on the city you live in. This can be odd. But it can also be fun to sit on a bench and count the people taking the exact same picture from the exact same spot (with the exact same phone or ultrazoomsuperportableplasticlensthingy). So I walk through the Belvedere and I cannot make a straight shot because the place is crawling with people who have their heads in guides, maps, phones and so on. It seems to me you have to have no camera at all to actually see the beauty. I wonder how many people saw the bumblebee flying in and out the sphinx’s ear…

Waiting to be fed to the sphinx

So there are the ones who think the best approach to solve the tourist problem in Belvedere is to feed them to the sphinx, but who knows. The other possibility would be to allow everyone only three shots within the park. They would look closely and discover so much beauty. Maybe they would take the only shot tourists in the Belvedere do not take. Like the following one. Please be patient as I was looking around only for 20 minutes or so…

the only picture tourists do not take in the prince's garden

I can hear the statues already looking from the roof: What are all the people doing in our garden? And I wish to hear the following answer: They want to see and feel the beauty of the place. But nobody has a better view than us…

What are they doing in our garden?