Re-Visiting Your Favorite Locations
Re-visiting the same place over and over can allow for a fresh perspective. We all have favorite places we like to shoot, or at least, places we’d like to go back and revisit and perhaps take photographs from new perspectives or as a do over. Having favorite places really provides us with the ability to shoot in different seasons, and time of the day. The light is always different each day, and weather conditions can always bring along a fresh challenge in capturing the moment. Having the opportunity to re-visit a favorite place doesn’t necessarily apply to landscape photography. Street, or urban landscape shooting opens up an entirely different dimension in re-visiting our favorite haunts. Every major city in the world allows for an opportunity to explore and re-visit endless opportunities to shoot. Personally, I love to re-visit Yellowstone, Iceland, and fortunately my business travels take me to New York, and it’s such a great urban environment to shoot in, and not just in Manhattan. The Burroughs offer their own inner landscapes that I find quite alluring. But, when I’m not traveling Chicago is another great place to shoot in. By me there is the Skokie lagoons, once a WPA project, which now houses a variety of wildlife and pathways for bike riders and joggers. Re-visiting favorite haunts let us shoot in both good and bad weather, and I find that inclement weather allows for some great opportunities in capturing something new. What ever your favorite poison is, keep re-visiting it. You’ll always find a fresh perspective to shoot from.