I go for a hike almost every day and cover a lot of the same ground, over and over, in all weather and in all seasons. Exploring new terrain is always exciting, but there is something deeply satisfying about getting to know a trail and the landscape on foot.
When I hike, my camera is almost always around my neck and I’ve come to notice that along well-known trails I often stop to take photos from nearly the exact same spots. By following my artist’s eye for lining up a balanced shot, I’ve amassed a collection of photos of the same scenes, taken from the same spots, at different times of the year, all over the country. I call this series “All Seasons”.
Lately, I’ve been walking the same road every day: down my driveway, across Tierra Vista to the BLM gate via Vista Cerrillos, a 3-mile round trip. I have probably walked these three miles more than a hundred times, at all times of day, in all weather.
Yesterday was the first day of winter and it sure felt like it. Flurries fell off and on and the wind did not let up all day. Tomorrow: to Zurich! Hopefully my Earthship-sitting friends enjoy the desert winter wonderland! I know I do…