Most people take pictures of family and friends posing for the camera in front of landscapes or monuments--the classic "I was here" photo. There's nothing wrong with that, but why not be a little more creative? If I had asked my wife to pose in front of the Arc de Triomphe, she probably would have stood there as if posing for her driver's license. Instead, I asked her to lean on the post and look at the monument. The result is perhaps a bit more lyrical.