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Kevin
Davidson, North Carolina

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Where is the best place in the world to take pictures?

My friend and I want some crazy landscapes/street photography. What are the top 1 or 2 places you suggest to visit. Anywhere in the world...


19 Answers

top answer by
Sean from Hudson Valley

There is no doubt about it.  The best place to take pictures, in the world, is the place you happen to be.  Your photos shall reflect your experiences in that place, and therefore will be special. 

If you should travel to a place solely for it's photogenic qualities, you may never really connect with the place itself.  If that's the case, it will reflect in your photographs. 

So, go to a place that speaks to you, and let your photographs to the world.

With that being said; You can't beat San Francisco, Boston, or London for some freaky sights!


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answered by
Linda from Los Angeles

visit Iceland (for the best landscapes in the world) 

visit London or Paris ( for street photos) 


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answered by
Stephanie from Santiago

Go to  Patagonia... Argentina you can see/ trek Perito Moreno Glacier , which is absolutely stunning and an amazing sight for photos and in Chile you can go to Torres del Paine , ranked as one of the world's most beautiful national parks in the world. They actually have photography trips there if you are interested in that sort of thing. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Perito Moreno Glacier (attraction)
  2. Torres del Paine (city)
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answered by
Arvind

Leh hands down - both in summer and winter the landscapes can be mind boggling

or

the drive from Banff Avenue to Jasper http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/banff-jasper-canada-road-trip/


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Leh (city)
  2. Banff Avenue (attraction)
  3. Jasper (city)
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answered by
jeffrey from Miami

if you don't mind a 7 mile walk into the desert w/absolutely nothing around but crazy rock formations try the Bisti Badlands Bisti Badlands in central new mexico.  Even the locals don't know about it and it takes about 3 hours ride north from Albuquerque but it is one of the coolest places you will every see.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Bisti Badlands (attraction)
  2. Albuquerque (city)
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answered by
Lisa from Palm Bay

Dont forget the United States.! We have beautiful scenery. Hot air ballooning in Albuquerque. Deserts in Arizona, Caves, beaches in Florida and California, Mountains in Utah, skylines of New York City, wineries in California, corn fields in the West, cotton farms of the South.... it is not how far you travel... it is how you see what is right next to you!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Albuquerque (city)
  2. Arizona (state)
  3. Florida (state)
  4. California (state)
  5. Utah (state)
  6. New York City (city)
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answered by
Marcus from Los Angeles

I'm sure there are many great places, but I can't imagine anything topping Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia.  A quick google search should give you an idea of what it's like.  And what can be really fun are the "perspective pictures",w hich I'm sure will also turn up in a google search.  For anyone who loves photography, it's a blast. 


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  1. Uyuni Salt Flat (attraction)


answered by
Mahesh from Kathmandu

Nepalfor Landscapes.
Kathmandu for street photography.
For a small country, Nepal has great physical diversity, ranging from the terai plain--the northern rim of the Genetic Plain situated at about 300 meters above sea level in the south--to the almost 8,800-meter-high Mount Everest , in the north. From the lowland Terai belt, land forms rise in successive hill and mountain ranges, including the stupendous rampart of the towering Himalayas, ultimately reaching the Tibetan Plateau beyond the Inner Himalayas. This rise in elevation is punctuated by valleys situated between mountain ranges. Within this maze of mountains, hills, ridges, and low valleys, elevational (altitudinal) changes rersulted in ecological variations.
so 
Nepal is best for landscapes photography.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Nepal (country)
  2. Kathmandu (city)
  3. Mount Everest (city)


answered by
alessandro from Asciano

Ciao Kevin

come in Tuscany, the old beautiful town of Sienaor Florence , the val d'orcia crete senesi

Best regards

Alessandro



Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Siena (city)
  2. Florence (city)


answered by
Janelle from Charleston

For landscapes I'd recommend Iceland, the Norway fjords, Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon City (Utah) and the Dolomite Mountains (Italy).  For city/street photography I'd recommend Vancouver, Taipei and Quebec City


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Iceland (country)
  2. Norway (country)
  3. Grand Canyon National Park (park)
  4. Bryce Canyon City (city)
  5. Dolomite Mountains (attraction)
  6. Vancouver (city)
  7. Taipei (city)
  8. Quebec City (city)


answered by
Katia from Hot Springs, Virginia

Tough question......Thailand/Laos/Cambodia are fun or you could do something as simple as Park City Utah during Sundance Film.




answered by
Maria from Fort Worth

New York City because you never know what fantastic thing is going to happen next. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New York City (city)


answered by
Rebecca from Manchester

Back streets of Paris. People think of Paris having a beautiful romantic feel, which it does, but it has a real grungy side as well which I think gives the city an even better charm.




answered by
Maria from Dublin

The Blue Mountains in NSW Australia is a pretty special and photogenic place, the Grand Canyon National Park (when it's quiet)I also love Carrauntoohil in Kerry, Ireland and the Giants Causewayin Antrim, Ireland


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Blue Mountains (attraction)
  2. Grand Canyon National Park (park)
  3. Carrauntoohil (attraction)
  4. Giants Causeway (city)


answered by
Rocio from Costa Rica

El Peñón de Guatapé located in Medellin is one of my FAV places on earth to take pics.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. El Peñón de Guatapé (attraction)
  2. Medellin (city)


answered by
Donna from Maine

Acadia National Parkin Maine in any season.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Acadia National Park (amusement park)


answered by
Lisa from Palm Bay

Dont forget the United States.! We have beautiful scenery. Hot air ballooning in Albuquerque. Deserts in Arizona, Caves, beaches in Florida and California, Mountains in Utah, skylines of New York, wineries in California, corn fields in the West, cotton farms of the South.... it is not how far you travel... it is how you see what is right next to you!




answered by
claus

Some of the places that I really liked for photography are places like Foz do Iguaçu La Paz Zacatecas Halong Bay Vietnam GuilinAngkor Wat Bali LombokMalaccaGalleSanto Antão Petra. Just to mention a few places that I liked.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Foz do Iguaçu (city)
  2. La Paz (city)
  3. Zacatecas (state)
  4. Halong Bay Vietnam (attraction)
  5. Guilin (city)
  6. Angkor Wat (attraction)
  7. Bali (island)
  8. Lombok (city)
  9. Malacca (state)
  10. Galle (city)
  11. Santo Antão (attraction)
  12. Petra (city)


answered first by
Jacqui from London

Hi Kevin, 

For some crazy landscape shots, you can't go past hot air ballooning in Cappadocia in Turkey. Here are some photos of the area: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/flying-high-tour-of-turkey-part-2/

And, the beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Croatia (like at Plitvice Lakes National Park) and Montenegro are beautiful and cheap to travel to (if you have a car). We did a road trip there last year: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/our-camping-road-trip-in-the-balkans/


Also, the north and remote centre of Australia is unique and spectacular. You can drive from Darwin through Kakadu National Park, Alice SpringsKings Canyon Resort and to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock). 

This is your best resource for Australian road trips to see some beautiful landscape: http://www.ytravelblog.com/best-road-trips-in-australia/

These are some of the photos I have taken in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/australia-gallery/ 


New Zealand's South Island, home of Lord of the Rings, Hobbiton, extreme sports, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, has a bit of everything. 

And, I'm just going to throw this one out there even though I have never been, Iran. I've wanted to travel to Iran for a number of years now, but it's only become a reality since they opened it up last year. I flew over it on my way back from Australia and it was stunning from above. 


Enjoy! 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Cappadocia (attraction)
  2. Turkey (country)
  3. Croatia (country)
  4. Plitvice Lakes National Park (park)
  5. Montenegro (country)
  6. Australia (country)
  7. Darwin (attraction)
  8. Kakadu National Park (amusement park)
  9. Alice Springs (city)
  10. Kings Canyon Resort (hotel)
  11. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (attraction)
  12. New Zealand (country)
  13. Iran (country)




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