Hehe, just thought that I would post about taking photos today. The following is an image I took of a camp-fire when we had gone out on a very "fun-filled" team outing. Think the picture came out very well and I love the clarity of the image.
Secondly, I saw this tutorial on Lifehacker on how to remove tourists from great photographs that you take, especially on nice locations. Renie, I am sure this will be helpful for you. There is a whole tutorial on this link. Direct link to the page - here.
Update, update - saw this link for another nifty app that you can use for free on the net called TouristRemover.