You may have noticed we like to take jumping pictures in front of big monuments and famous sites. It became our flat stanley of sorts. Maybe some day we’ll put a calendar together of us jumping around the world!
Why all the jumping? No real reason, just that we were bored taking posed shots or the one arm reaching out shot. Jumping shots are hard to capture. Besides the technical aspects, it’s also pretty darn hard to ask someone to take a jumping picture of you when you don’t speak the language. We fared reasonably well. Generally we took a picture of one person jumping to line up the shot and adjust the light and waited for someone to walk by and show interest. Then we took another one for good measure and showed them the picture before motioning that both of us would like to jump. Admittedly we did get some awful pictures, but it didn’t take too long for someone to figure out our pantomimes!
The jumping shots are some of my favorites, but as you can imagine we have a funny collection of bad ones!
Here are a few of the hiccups:
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Obviously we were the problem here, had to work on our timing!
We had to take this one probably two dozen times in two different locations to get a shot without anyone else. Art in progress:
It seems Camobdia was pretty good, this one also only took a few takes.
Is there something you do in your travel pictures that’s become a signature?