As quite often noted here, I am fond of photoing tourist crap. So it was that, earlier this month, I photoed a whole clutch of photos like this:
Well, I like them. But in among them was a photo that I now think to have a bit more to it. This photo:
What I like about this is that cameras these days don’t just have better eyesight than I do; they have better eyesight than almost everyone. And by zooming in on this bus filled with Big Things, well, it’s a bit like looking through a rather weak microscope. But still one strong enough to show you something you don’t regularly see. You know what it is, but you don’t ever look closely at such a thing.
With things like flowers and insects, we all get to see lots of close-up zoom photos, because they are considered worthy of the close-up zoom treatment. There are competitions if you photo photos like that.
But tourist crap, close-up? You don’t see that very often, do you?
So, I don’t just like this photo, I really like it.
Also, note how Portcullis House made it into the bus, entirely because it is across the road from Big Ben.