Photos of an Island Across Four Seasons

Photo enthusiast Tyler Casson shot the above photographs by visiting the same spot on the edge of Lake Springfield in Illinois over the course of one year and snapping a photograph using his iPhone. The project is titled “The Four Seasons of the Bush.”

The photographs received a good deal of attention in late October after Casson shared it on Reddit. The image quickly hit the front page of the social news website, and other users began submitting their own remixes of the project:

DrunkDrSeuss took the photos and overlaid them on top of each other:

HaIIows blended the images with some filters:

GamblingYouth did the same thing, but in a different order:

BlessedPeasant created an animated GIF that cycles through the images:

If you liked this project, be sure to check out photographer Paul Octavious’ “Same Hill, Different Day,” which features cross-season photos of a single hill in Chicago.

(via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Tyler Casson

  • etothej

    I absolutely LOVE how PetaPixel always refers you to previous similar projects! I have only recently started following the website, so these are great for me :D

  • Barbara Radisavljevic

    I have started doing this with various trees in my community at different times of the year, but I probably don’t get the photos with identical settings. My purpose is more to study the changes in the trees than to get great photos.

  • Komodor

    like project that needs patient artist. Good idea!

  • Seth Reddington

    I’ve planned to do this with a scenic curve near my home for years, but I’ve never gotten around to it. Well done, sir

  • Mavis

    This was a brilliant idea. I love the original photos and the animated cycle; but I don’t like the altered images – they aren’t a patch on what nature does all by herself.