What is one place you would love to visit (or have visited) for a photography holiday?

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Mel Snyder
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Re: What is one place you would love to visit (or have visited) for a photography holiday?
In reply to karl eller, 10 months ago

karl eller wrote:

Say you had the opportunity to take one all-expenses-paid photography holiday to any location you wanted, where would it be? It could be somewhere that you want to go but haven't had the opportunity, or somewhere that you've been before and want to go back, the sky is the limit (literally, no space ).

For me, it would have to be a multiple-day tour of the Chernobyl region, and the cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat in particular. I've always had a fascination with abandoned structures and cities, and the Chernobyl region combines two (almost completely) abandoned cities and multiple smaller towns/villages with Soviet-era Russian architecture, and any photos I've seen always look amazing (and a little haunting). The region has also played a fairly major part in a number of video games I've enjoyed, particularly the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, which is another reason to visit.

So what is your place?

I'm with you on Pripyat - and if you ever decide to do this, I may still have a connection to get us in there. Send me a private message and we can discuss off the forum.

Here's one for your bucket list I visited 2 years ago: Cappadocia, in the Turkish desert. Landscape straight out of Star Wars, cave dwellings, ancient Greek chapels carved into the rock, magnificent streams cutting through the countryside forests. Like 3 different latitudes in one region.

Having lived in Chicago for 3 years, I'd think you'd find more range of photo ops in NYC or the New England coastline, from Maine to Connecticut.

For photographic variety and beauty, it's hard to beat verybiglebowski's Prague. Hands down the most beautiful, varied city in all my decades of traveling. Beats Paris, London, NYC - even Rome (and that is tough!).

Morocco is next on my agenda.

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