Between Seasons on the North Head Trail
August 16, 2019 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Between Seasons on the North Head Trail
A longform visual essay (3000 words, 50 photos, and a song) about walking the historic North Head Trail in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. A tromp through local history, freezing rain, macrophotography, fog, a cholera hospital, moonlight hikes, tourists, foxes, and optical phenomena.

I'm a writer, photographer, and web designer, and wanted to tackle a project that let me combine all these things.

Between Seasons was inspired by multimedia essays such as Koya Bound and Body of Water, and by books such as Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways, Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain, and Alexandra Horowitz's On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation.
Role: writer / photographer / designer / coder
posted by oulipian (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by ellieBOA on August 17, 2019: Between Seasons on the North Head Trail

Fantastic piece! Excellent writing and loved the mobile design.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:47 AM on August 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

Oh, thank you for posting this, ellieBOA! Glad people appreciate the responsive design, it's something I spent a lot of time on. 😊
posted by oulipian at 8:15 AM on August 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

I really liked the little map moving and tracing the path. Very subtle, but it made me go up and down a few times to watch it move and match the photos to it.
posted by notsnot at 9:01 AM on August 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

Lovely! Brings back many happy memories of St.John's.
posted by Mogur at 11:04 AM on August 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

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