Out damned spot!

When I was inside the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok, it wasn’t the heat that disuaded me from taking pictures; it was the sheer number of tourists in the temple.

Coming in early, as soon as the temple opened, apparently was EVERYBODY’S idea to avoid the large crowd, which ironically, resulted in palace and temple grounds swarming with noisy tourists.

As majestic as the palace and the temples are, you’re forced to focus your camera upwards, as to avoid having unwanted people in your shots.

Snapmania seem to find a solution to this problem, as reported by OregonLive.com:

You’ve traveled 5,000 miles to London. You want a simple photo of the fountains of Trafalgar Square. But dash it all, other tourists keep walking in front of your camera.

Don’t despair. Use the Tourist Remover.

This free, new tool offered by Snapmania (www.snapmania.com) eliminates unwanted people, cars and other moving disruptions from photos.

Nifty, eh? I haven’t tried the service yet myself — you have to have three or more shots of the particular place/structure with varying placements of pesky tourists. This service is a definite must-try once I get a new camera.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 2 Comments
  1. bchai says:

    Ah, that would be a nifty tool to use! I would probably opt for mace or some horribly foul-smelling cologne; maybe if you use enough of it, people won’t linger too long in one spot.

    How many temples are there in Bangkok?

  2. nina says:

    Hahaha, nice tactic! Or if you don’t have a colonge with you, you can just use an “all-natural” stink bomb ;)

    How many temples? LOTS! Think about how many churches there are in the Philippines…I suppose there’s just as many. I was only able to go to one though….. (I got distracted by the malls…)

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