|Here's me in the Hall of Mirrors. |
Don't you love the funhouse quality of the mirrors?
Business: Intense Debate is finished with its update for blogger, so starting Monday I'm going to try that commenting system and you can see what you think.
On to the Photolife:
In a popular tourist destination like Versailles, you're always having to deal with the crowds. When taking pictures, sometimes it's good to embrace them. Hey, you stood in that line for hours. Why not show all those people?
Show them even in your individual shots. They're hard to avoid so why fight it? (I used to fight it really hard.) It's all part of the experience.
Don't let it stop you from recording your journey and capturing the day. Why avoid them?
Here's the gate for Versailles with all the people coming and going. Who cares that I didn't know any of them. It's all part of the experience.
Application to writing? When writing a scene in a crowded place, "show" the crowd and be sure to include how it impacts the characters. I love it when someone from an anonymous crowd becomes important later or is someone I recognize. In Sarah Dessen's books, she includes cameos of characters from former books. It's like a nod to those who've read previous novels.