I didn’t want to get annoyed, but I was.
It wasn’t their fault – we were all there during high season, meaning people were everywhere. Lots and lots of people. And at a place like Glendalough, an Irish monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century – that also isn’t terribly big – it meant making good photographs was difficult.
So today’s photos aren’t my best. The second I’d get a clear shot of something interesting, a tourist – like me! I was also a tourist! – would wander into frame and botch it. Hence, I was annoyed, which was totally unfair because I was probably botching someone else’s image at the same time.
Normally, it’s Sam that does this. He’ll want to be close to me so he’ll wander into the scene, and when he does, I say, Sam, get out of my shot! I wave my hands and he moves over. I make the image, he wanders back into frame, we’re all happy.
Of course, my fellow Glendalough tourists weren’t easygoing wonder-pups who couldn’t care less about the scenery, so admonishing and waving them out of frame wasn’t acceptable. But believe me, I thought about it.
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