Why I’m Not Posting New Arizona Desert Photographs
Hi everyone! After a lot of thought, I decided to talk about my photography and why I haven’t posted many photographs of my favorite desert scenery.
I already mentioned earlier this year that my favorite photography spots in Arizona are disappearing. This is due to new housing being built in the area. I don’t want to take photographs of people’s homes and back yards, so I can’t take many photographs of the area anymore. The building in the area slowed down, buying me time to take more photographs of the area. I did, but I don’t feel like posting them online anymore.
Every time I see them, it only reminds me of the fact the desert is going away. So many people move to Arizona for the intention of living in the scenery that it’s becoming harder to find scenery pristine enough to photograph. Or just to look at. When I try to edit the photographs, I remember how I had to angle everything just right in order to avoid houses or some sort of construction in the photograph. Nothing is the same and it makes me depressed.
Growing up, I wanted to move. Today, I feel like I know more than ever I must move. I can go without the pristine desert country scenery. What I can’t go without is all the other issues I have living in Arizona, including job security and my health problems.
Sadly, all these frustrations rise up every time I see the photographs. And with all these mixed feelings about my current living situation, I know that this is not a good time to post photographs. I want to one day, but not right now.
I don’t know when I will feel better about the photographs. It may be a few weeks. Could be a few months. I don’t know. All I know is I am sad that the desert is disappearing and I need time to process the change of scenery. I know that taking photographs will make me feel better, but I will need to travel a longer distance to an area where I will be free to take photographs at my own leisure.
Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!