Nebraska

Recovered

Never thoiught much of this window, taken on the Ogallala Nation Grassland in July 2006.  With some different post processing, I now like it, a lot.  Pretty much the same shooting parameters as the Tin Can House below.  I think I have at least one more from that trip that I can use this approach.  

A door to a bank in Berwyn.  The screen is a mess in this jpeg.

 The Bank

More Nebraska

Just west of Mullen (known for two great golf courses) in the Nebraska Sand Hills.  BNSF coal train heading empty to the Powder Ridge Basin in Wyoming.  Not the same route but inspiration by John McPhee's Coal Train, in Uncommon Carriers. Canon 5D, 17-40mm f/4L, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/400, 40mm. 

And just a little further west on NE Route 2. Still the 5D and the 17-40.  This time at 36mm, ISO 50, f/22, with a shutter speed of 1/3 of a second.  There may have been a polarizer mounted to help get the effect. These days it would have been the Singh-Ray Vari-ND, to reduce the light, slow the shutter speed and get the blades smoothed out.

Throwback

somewhat reminiscent of the 2006 Nebraska snap that got a runner up in a AAA contest.  Both happenstance, this on the way to Great Sand Dunes National Park the Nebraska one en route to the Ogalalla National Grasslands.  I guess I get better stuff by accident on the way to to places that only sometimes work for me.

Off CO 17 on LN6N north of Alamosa.  5D Mk II, 17-40mm f/4L @40mm, ISO 100, f/8.0, three shot HDR, handheld, out the Hertz SUV window.

Off NE 2, West of Hemingford, NE, ZCBJ Lodge #298, 5D with 17-40mm f/4L @ 40mm, ISO 100, f/16, on the Gitzo, July '06.