By Vicki Uthe
Travel photography is a wide-open genre of photography, which is why I love it. Walking through a city or village is FAR more interesting to me photographically than landscape. Experiencing other cultures and trying to capture how other people live is something I find fascinating.
In October 2018 I had the good fortune of traveling to Nepal. Our first stop was the city of Kathmandu. On our van ride from the airport to the hotel one of the craziest things we saw was the massive spaghetti mess of electrical lines above the street.
I waited until we were walking around the city to take pictures of the lines. How one can be trained to work on them is beyond me.
They seemed to work fine. Our hotel always had electricity but we DID notice that many of the stores we passed by were dark. If we showed interest in what was inside an employee would jump up and turn on all the lights and entice us to enter and have a look around. Not sure if that was a money-saving measure or an electrical grid issue.
When you travel, bring your camera and keep your eyes out for things like this that are so amazingly different from where you live. It doesn’t matter if it’s a neighboring town or a neighboring continent. Differences among people can be cool and amazing.
Vicki Uthe is a Photo Guide with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes.