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The Lonely Life of a Landscape Photographer

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Comments (20)

Conrad Nay on October 10, 2009

Nicely done BnP! I was expecting something completely different of course! this what you saw, or did you take a page from n1w's handbook?

Bits-n-Pieces on October 10, 2009

LOLOL! no, none of them are me! In fact, even though I wanted to shoot the waterfall, I wouldn't take my tripod out of the car, so I wouldn't seem to be part of the herd.

But it actually turned out they were almost all from a photography group on a 5 day tour of New England foliage that coincidentally arrived at the same time as I did. They sort of grabbed every good perch, preventing me from getting some of the shots that I was hoping for, but anyone who ventures to New Hampshire at the height of foliage season has to know they won't be alone with nature, even mid-week. So I can't really fault them, and it sounded like a great course that they were all taking - early morning and late afternoon photo sessions, with group critiques around lunch and dinner time.

And of course Thanks Conrad! Sorry I couldn't catch any cows in the view, though ;)

Conrad Nay on October 10, 2009

But you did get a herd said so yourself!

Do they still use the term "Leaf Peepers"?

not1word on October 10, 2009

This is a really funny one, Bits, and the crowning jewel is your title. Are you sure this isn't some downtown location? This is why I've taken to traveling with a bullhorn. A few loud screeches and howls, and most folks lose interest in hanging around me. I'm thinking that you might have been able to do something with that pretty little spot of yellow nestled in the rocks at the bottom right above the "es" of your name. On the other hand, you did manage to catch some of the wild life that is in these woods seasonally...

Bits-n-Pieces on October 12, 2009

LOL, thanks n1w! I don't know that a bullhorn would have deterred any of these. On the plus side, made me look around and discover a gorgeously lit pond (gorgeous, and unoccupied to boot!) up a little trail that I wouldn't have even seen otherwise.

And Utah being wild Utah, even with your ski areas and other attractions, I don't think you're in danger of the bumper to bumper traffic and populations of small cities at the scenic attractions along your canyon roads.

diannemcd on October 12, 2009

I was going to comment on all the photographers, lucky I read the comments, sure must be a popular spot, it would be great going on a 5 day tour with other people all with same interests, my friend is in a camera club here and they go away for long weekends and have a great time. By the way, I do love the photo. D

Bits-n-Pieces on October 12, 2009

Thanks Dianne! It is a popular spot. It's a beautiful river with waterfall, gorge, cliffs out ahead, and a gorgeous pond, all very near the start of a scenic roadway in a popular tourist destination town. Rather an embarrassment of riches!

And while all of our first reactions to all the photographers covering every good perch is wide-eyed laughter, I'm sure all of us would love a 5 day tour like that with a congenial group.

not1word on October 12, 2009

We get the rock climbers who park all over the place, Bits. I'll admit, it lacks the intensity of the east coast, but it's just enough to allow me to whine.

AnonymousKiwi on October 12, 2009

LOL. Yep, those darned photographers, they're the curse of us... photographers. Hmmmm.

not1word on October 12, 2009

That's why I try not to be a photographer, Lisa. Too pretentious for my tastes. ; )

Norrel on October 12, 2009

Imagine all these photographers being members of the Panoramio community, posting messages on our pictures. You could have met a lot of friends, Bits!

Bits-n-Pieces on October 14, 2009

lol, Norrel - whenever I see tourists taking photos around here, I look at them and try to imagine just which Panoramio personality they might actually be! And if we ever get the All tab back, I'd like to check it to see the other shots that might be posted from this spot that day.

not1word on October 14, 2009

I don't know what you're talking about with the "all" tab, Bits. Is it the selection of other close by shots that used to be over the map locater?

Bits-n-Pieces on October 14, 2009

No - it was the tab similar to the 'popular' tab when you go to a mapped shot. It showed all the photos uploaded to the area of the map, whether accepted or not, and usually in order of most recent to oldest. You could get to it by clicking those location links that were over hte main photo. I miss it - and even the place links. Makes it impossible to find newly uploaded shots for an area now. It actually used to be a great way to view all of the brand new uploaded shots when you looked at it in the full world map, though they stopped having that be real-time a while ago.

Nawitka on October 17, 2009

Oh, this is a joy! They're everywhere, sort of like Where's Waldo in reverse. Everyone's Waldo!

Perhaps you'd like to add your voice to the lonely Please return the ALL tab thread in the forum. I don't know if the ALL tab is gone for good, or if it's just taking a rest. The Pano team are not exactly forthcoming on this issue and I fear the worst. I worry that some new "improvement" will be foisted off on us instead.

kamalyn on October 17, 2009

Thanks Nawitka ! The photographers spread everywhere one turned was pretty comical. and of course with this view, I'm missing all the others on the bridge I was on, and those crowding the rock ledges on the right above the cascade....My favorite is the guy crouched on the ledge by the waterfall.

I did already comment on the Bring Back the All Tab thread, fairly early - on page 2. A typically wordy message, since I wanted to stress the other benefits of the tab AND my abhorrence of the never changing 'Popular' photos tab. I know they say 'All' will be back (some time in 2010 or 2011?) and there are other issues to be fixed first, but I agree the All tab with All photos is really important to the use of Pan. And I also have fears it will only be for 'Recently' selected photos waiting to be uploaded to GE, not for all the non-selected shots.

not1word on October 18, 2009

He's your favorite kamaly, because that's where you wanted to be to catch your shot. Good to see you made it back.

Bits-n-Pieces on November 16, 2009

Well, that's possibly all too true not1word. And I did eventually get my 5 minutes at that prime spot. But hoping to be the first to photograph the waterfall and post it on Pan was all to no avail - marbiz beat me to it by a week!!!

So lol, we almost did have a mini Panoramio photo shoot-out here. In fact, I was also here the same day she was - and probably left about 15 minutes before she arrived!!!

not1word on November 17, 2009

Small world, innit?

kamalyn on October 15, 2011

All the people washed away!!!!!

Sure wish I had time to go visit this spot this year, but looks like that will have to wait.

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  • Uploaded on October 10, 2009
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2009/10/08 16:11:01
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