Posted by Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 24 July 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Location: Phoenix, AZ

One might think photographing the same area for several years has the potential to become repetitive and boring. But in my experience, this hasn't proved to be the case because, to some extent, everything is always changing.

Sometimes the changes are as minor as a light bulb burning-out or a burned-out bulb being replaced; other times, they're as major as a building being torn down or renovated or a new building being erected.

In this case, it's this mysterious wall of crates that have appeared since the last time I photographed this scene. They surround an area roughly 40 feet square and hide from view whatever it is that is behind them.

Although I do occasionally strike out whenever I explore the historic, downtown Phoenix warehouse district, more often than not, I come home with several new and very different photos of what many will casually dismiss as "the same old area."

As was the case with my latest outing. Not only did I find this scene, but I also found a streetlight had been installed in an alley where I have photographed many times before, changing pretty much everything about it. In fact, I found enough "new" scenes to photograph (or old scenes to photograph again) that it will take me several outings to photograph them all. 8^)

A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: http://www.canyonero.com/files/1500832390.jpg