" A tourist is a traveller who travels for pleasure. Most travel photographers, unless they are professionals, are simply tourists with cameras.
Wherever we may go, we find other tourists there as well. They come from all over the world. Their pleasures were no different.
They wanted to see, learn, discover, and enjoy unfamiliar scenes, people, and places.
Most serious travel photographers will go to great lengths to avoid getting stray tourists into their images.
However there are times where tourists themselves can make the picture work for us. Instead of avoiding pictures that include tourists,
why not make evocative images involving tourism itself? There can be a world of photographic opportunity in such subject matter.
Tourism can be as rich in human values and incongruity as any other subject, and can become as abstract as we choose to make it. "
~ Extracted from Gallery Thirty Four: Photographing the tourist in all of us, by Phil Douglis, our great pbase mentor ~
Here is one of my few humble attempts… Have a wonderful weekend, everyone :-)
(Please click here for the entire gallery ~ the traveller)