The East Coast of the United States is brimming with innumerable acres of splendor. Yet at nearly every scenic vista or photographic landmark, you'll notice a definitive dirt patch where grass once grew. These well-worn spots mark the footprints of tourists who shoot the same photo year after year. Rather than following the crowd, I like to take a quick loop around the area and search for engaging perspectives.
Perhaps it involves lying down, or finding a raised vantage point. Sometimes I'll come across an interesting element to add to the foreground. Sure, it takes more time this way, but the effort leads to unique captures of heavily photographed locations. These are some of my favorite places from the hardwoods of Northern Maine in New England, down to the tropical radiance of Florida.