A Bit of B&W: Breaktime


Tourist towns are interesting. We mostly experience them as tourists, wandering through town, seeing the sights, maybe getting lost, and hopefully having a good time doing so. But what about those living in a touristy area? Do they despise the tourists? Do they feel like they are always on vacation?

I lived in a tourist town – Heidleberg, Germany – and often felt annoyed by the tourists. Not because of the tourists themselves, but more because they got in the way when trying to go about every day errands. I always tried to be nice and help tourists that had questions, of course you should be welcoming, but it gave me a different perspective.

While touring around Zadar, Croatia, I saw this guy come out of the shop and sit down for a break. He looked tired, in need of a break. I tried to imagine how he saw the town, where he lived and ate. I wondered how often he walked along the promenade, which seems mostly a tourist area. I wondered if he saw me taking this and thought “damned tourists”

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 40mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Postprocessing: Lightroom


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