being alone is all the hills can do

Sometimes the links that my brain forges between a photograph and a song are obscure, at best. Other times, they are painfully obvious.

This time it was “bein’ alone is all the hills can do” – from the song “Flying Shoes” by the amazingly talented Townes Van Zandt. I think this time the song selection was both of those things. OF COURSE I thought of “Flying Shoes” (who wouldn’t think of it?) but the exact line and its connection to the scene are a little more…fragile. Sort of like Townes was.

I took this photo while on a recent trip with Keith Skelton’s California Photography Workshops and Tours; we spent a fantastic few days shooting around the Salton Sea. And many thanks to Keith for his work as my photo assistant and shoe tosser.

Slab City, California
photographed 2.11.2022

Posted on March 2, 2022, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great image, and musical taste. First look I didn’t realise the foreground and trees were festooned with shoes.


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