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Glastonbury Warnings and Dangers: 6 reviews and 5 photos

  Local colour - from a distance
by themajor

Well this is a problem faced by all photographers when they're trying to capture the essence of a place. You want to soak up the atmosphere and encapsulate it for those who can't be there. Now this isn't a problem when it comes to landscape, monuments and inanimate objects but people are different. You see someone worth snapping - but what do you do? Furtively click away from a distance? Introduce yourself and ask permission to photograph thus risking a grimly glazed pose rather than a spontaneous snap? Difficult. More difficult to do the former without a zoom lens and a steady hand. But in Glastonbury there are additional difficulties...

The town has long attracted seekers of truth and those in search of spiritual guidance but alongside them are individuals who have decided to drop out of society and all that that entails. As such they may not be too keen to be snapped lest there whereabouts and circumstances become known. My advice - if you want a bit of local 'colour', photograph fast and from a decent distance...or don't do it at all!

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2007
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