Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/09

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Subject: [Leica] re: rat temple
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sun Mar 9 15:25:29 2008
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At 05:50 PM 3/9/2008, you wrote:
>I hate those darn tourists that always seem to sneak in and ruin 
>great moments/photos....    They are so hard to crop out......
>Looking forward to seeing more... ( photos... not tourists...)      : )
>Duane (who often would love to scream "Get out of my photo, you're 
>ruining this great moment") Birkey

Duane -

There was not a single foreign tourist at the temple when we were 
there.  All of the people in the photo are Indians who are there to 
worship the rats.  I'll admit there were young guys in jeans and 
baseball caps carrying cell phones, but these days they can't be 
defined as tourists!  If any foreign tourists appear where I happen 
to be, I usually put my camera up or concentrate on close-ups.  We go 
out of our way to avoid tourists and groups of any kind.  I agree 
with you that nothing is more frustrating.  (However, photos of herds 
of tourists do sell well as stock!)  As for the close crop on the 
top, I'll see if I have another one with more room.  I took quite a 
few, but the rare white rat is only in five or six. ;-)

Thanks.  I appreciate your comments!


In reply to: Message from dbirkey at (Duane Birkey) ([Leica] re: rat temple)