Monday, January 11, 2010

Grain Silo

This is a some what punched up (digitally) panoramic image of the Gibbon, Nebraska Farm Service Center. (The original is around 6,000 pixels by 6,000 pixels; who needs a medium format camera when you have stitching?) This is a massive grain silo -- Nebraska may be short on skyscrapers, but it's hard to believe sometimes how many of these towering monoliths you see dotting the landscape. When you get close to them, you feel like you're in some Western European manufacturing district or something. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Late Harvest

Nebraska got off to an extremely late harvest this year, due mainly to getting a lot of moisture late in the season -- so late that a lot of farmers still hadn't cut any corn out of the ground by the time the year's first blizzard came around.

Some, though, made the deadline -- and one thing you can count on right after harvest in Nebraska is haybales. This farmer laid his haybales out in a particularly interesting pattern, at least to me.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Penny's Diner

On our way back from Colorado, fellow photographer Darren Addy took a little detour to show me an extremely cool old piece of nostalgia in North Platte, Nebraska -- a real life old-fashioned highway diner. Click to enlarge.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Green Truck

I just got back from a trip to Pueblo, Colorado with my father-in-law, who was picking up some darkroom equipment there. When we were done with business, we headed west out into the mountains and stumbled into a wild little town called "Guffey" -- population 26. Guffy has, no doubt, one of the more amusing Wikipedia entries out there -- it's definitely a town with a sense of character, even if that character seems straight out of Northern Exposure.

The town was littered (literally) with old vintage trucks, cars, firetrucks, wagons, you name it -- all there to complement the host of buildings still left from the mid 1800's when the town was founded. I think if a Hollywood location scout ever happens upon this place, he or she is going to make it famous. You couldn't dream up a set this elaborate.

This photo has been post processed a bit, as you can see from the sky, mostly by burning it down, down, down until nothing was left but tree silhouettes.

Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Creepy Crawler

After a long hiatus, I'm finally refiring up this blog.

Today's photo is of a millipede at the Lincoln Nebraska Children's Zoo -- kindly taken out of the tank by an employee. The brave soul handling the creepy crawler is fellow photographer Josh Fiedler.

Zoos are actually great locations for animal photography; you'll find species of animals up close that you'd have to spend thousands of dollars to fly to remote locations and view from long distances otherwise. They're not in the wild, but they're still great subjects for a camera.