Monday, May 30, 2016

Late Fall, Big River

A barge pushing up the Mississippi River, late autumn, Guttenberg, Iowa.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Great Plains Week: Colorado

When people think of Colorado they think of the Rocky Mountains (among other things) but the eastern third of the state is high plains. This is the old grain elevator in Simla.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Great Plains Week: Kansas

A view from a rare hill of the verdant farmland of northeastern Kansas, near St. Marys.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Plains Week: Nebraska

Some photos form the Great Plains this week. Starting off is a photo of the Ainsworth Canal in cherry County, Nebraska. This irrigation canal runs from the Merritt Reservoir on the Snake River northeast to irrigate fields over a wide area. The nearest town of any size is Valentine Nebraska, population 2000.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pre-Fracking North Dakota

North Dakota countryside can be quite beautiful, as in this scene of an old barn located along the Enchanted Highway, in the western part of the state. The Enchanted Highway is a road that runs north from Regent, North Dakota, to I-94. It contains the worlds largest collection of outdoor metal sculpture, and is a very strange place. This photo was taken in 2009, just before fracking opened up the Bakken Oil fields and changed the face of the western part of the state.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Road to Nowhere

This is South Dakota State Highway 53, in the south central part of the state. It is 33 miles of dirt road, running through some of the least populated parts of the state. Not a good place to have car trouble.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Home on the Range

Cows meditating, presumably, on a summer day in south-central Wyoming.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Annie's Parlour

The Dinkytown area on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis is a funky area of stores and restaurants aimed at the campus trade. It is still there, but but had its heydey in the 1960s and 1970s. I lived near there in the mid-70s.  Annie's Parlour, pictured here, was, and is, a popular Dinkytown burger and milk shake place. This photo was shot in infrared on a visit there last year.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Illinois Surpise

East-Central Illinois is not all flat open fields, it just seems that way. This is a scene along the Middle Fork of the Vermillion River in Kickapoo State Recreation Area, near Danville.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ocean Sunrise

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on a serene and soft April morning.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Flat but Tall

This is the iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan, viewed at an extreme angle, and shooting into the sun.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Gas From the Past

A truly abandoned gas pump on the grounds of the Yellow Spring Mill in Yellow Springs, West Virginia.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Morning Commute

Streams of light made by the headlights of commuters heading to the office in Des Moines, Iowa, December 1989.