I was photographing in Goldstream Park, capturing the fall colours a couple of days ago, when I was overrun by a herd of tourists. A couple of them stood beside me and snapped a shot on their cell phones. I guess they figured that since I had a tripod, a biggish camera with a good size lens, I must know what I am doing, so if they stood in the same spot, they would get the same image.
This is the image they got:
OK, it is not quite fair, as I did a little bit of tweaking of colours and contrast, but this is a completely different photo from what the cell phone user would get by shooting over my shoulder. Is there a moral to this story? not really, just that there is more to photography than standing in the right spot..