Posted by: travelrat | October 23, 2016

Travel Theme: Playing

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Ailsa picked an excellent ‘Travel Theme’ this week: PLAYING.

Like most words in the English language it can mean many things. All are good photographic subjects … well, nearly all; the teenager hunched over his device living out the latest fantasy could be said to be ‘playing’. But, that’s a long way off the carefree frolics of childhood, which do provide really good photographic potential, especially if they’re doing something which was frowned upon when we were kids.

A word of warning, though. I always ensure there’s a parent or responsible adult close by, and always introduce myself and ask permission.

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You’re on safer ground is if someone’s playing a musical instrument … although, again, it’s good to ask permission. Pointing at your camera and raising an eyebrow will usually do, and the reply will usually be a nod. If the musician is a street busker, drop something in his hat, and, if you intend to use the image for commercial purposes, drop something more in his hat!

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However, you don’t need permission, or make a donation if you want to photograph a fountain. That can be said to ‘play’, too.  I even have a picture of children playing in a playing fountain!

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If we make video, we can also use the word in both senses. Here’s one I made in China a couple of years ago … fountains playing and music playing.

This week’s contribution to the Travel Theme. See more at https://wheresmybackpack.com/2016/10/22/travel-theme-playing/

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