Photo of the Day (6.20.10)

How many times have you seen a photo of Sydney’s iconic Opera House? Probably way more than you can count, right? But how many times have you seen the view presented by Flickr user Gus NYC in today’s photo? Probably never. His photo offers a great example of how to great creative when framing famous landmarks. Every traveler has gotten stuck in the “photo rut” of a famous view. We try to get the whole thing inside the confines of our viewfinder. But why not consider a different approach? How can you get up close and capture a unique detail or one particular element instead: Just one window. The shape of the bricks. The pattern of an arch. Sometimes that one detail can be far more interesting than trying to capture the “same old” view of the whole thing.

Have any unique shots of a famous travel landmark? Why not add them to our Gadling group on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.