I’m allergic to photographs of myself. It’s true, when I see a camera pointed at me, I often have a violent allergic reaction and have to remove myself from the proximity of the camera for the near future. This has resulted in a number of photographs of my friends with their arms around the open air, a biking photograph with everyone standing next to their bicycle and…my bicycle standing by itself, and a lab photo with one empty chair, etc.
I could go into the reasons behind this allergy, but that’s not the point of this post. The point is that my feet are not allergic to photos (or anything that I know of, given that I run barefoot), and so one of my favorite things to do is take what I fondly call “boot shots”. Essentially, a photograph of my foot, in a boot (very loosely applied, often) in an interesting location. The purpose of this is not only to prove that I was in the numerous locations I mention in my stories, but also to give some context for the site. I don’t really know when or why I started doing this, and goodness knows I haven’t been consistent about it, so there are many mountains that I have climbed that you will just have to take my word for (remember, Scout’s honor!).
But I thought I’d keep a running (pun intended!) gallery here of boot shots for your (potential?) enjoyment. Here they are, in no particular order: