The Three Sisters Of Blue Mountains

Even the most popular viewpoints can provide a memorable photographic experience, as Keith Wilson discovers when visiting a familiar landmark

There are many places in the world that have gained a reputation for being ‘tourist traps’. It is an unfortunate expression because it often diminishes the location or landmark unfairly. I mean: is it really justifiable to denigrate the Tower of London, Taj Mahal or Sydney Opera House because of all the souvenir shops and fast food outlets that exist in the vicinity to serve the thousands of visitors who come to admire them? Fortunately, despite the huge crowds, it is still relatively easy to admire these iconic sights, and walk away with a collection of impressive photos.

On a recent trip to Australia I must have visited every ‘tourist trap’ on the east coast between Melbourne and Mossman, but I loved every minute of it. I relished the...

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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