OK, a huge opinion-based blog entry... since you might actually find my less touristy pictures to be, well, touristy :) However, it's a question that was constantly at the back of my mind when I travel to places. I think my way of solving this dilemma is: get the touristy shots out of the way first. When I'm at a famous landmark like the Golden Gate Bridge, I simply can't help myself but to take a few shots that are framed and composed just like thousands other pictures of the bridge. But once I get those shots, I'm free to create and look for other less common angles.
You won't get many interesting shots if you plan to visit a place to take a few snaps and leave, sort of been-there-done-that type of attitude. I try to allow myself some time to explore, look at the subject from different views, inside and out, try to find its hidden beauty. If you look in the whole set of our trip to San Francisco [HERE], you'll find plenty of touristy snaps (I usually take them first), and once in a while, I'll be able to take a photo that's more "interesting" to me.
My Journey into Leica...
A path not to be taken lightly, not without reservations, and not without dedication, but the results can be sweet, OH SO SWEET! This is a documentation of my trials and tribulations into the world of Leica Rangefinder Photography, and I hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.