The idea of being alone, interacting with your surroundings strikes me as very appealing, especially since I rarely get the opportunity to do so myself.
One of the techniques I tried to use in my photographs over my vacation was to create some anonymity for my subjects. Not for any noble reason, but to enable the viewer to relate to the image and to perhaps place themselves as the subject. Not an original idea, but I think an effective one.
I didn't shoot much on my vacation, but when I did, I managed to get some shots that I really like.
Today I'm packing up my stuff after a month of living out of my backpack and preparing to drive back to Flagstaff tomorrow!