Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
love the meter box!!!! I have a strange attraction to old rusty things. ;)
Rusty things are cool. Fortunately, we have a plethora of rusty things around these parts. (After getting down on one knee to shoot the safe, my knee reminded me how rusty it is, too. Ugh.)
My first thought about that second photo: it's a long way from that to Fukushima Dai-ichi.Probably a lot easier to fix something with two dials and a little yellow meter, too. You do such a good job with rust! And by the way - that heron on the pump a few days back was completely amazing.
Thanks, Linda. Not much hope for that poor building, either. Abandoned, torched, now partially cleaned out. Renaissance? Not holding my breath. Just like Fukushima Dai-ichi.
It's hard to comment because lately your work leaves me speechless.....and that's hard to do!! I have no recollection on how I found your blog but I'm so glad that I did because these photos of a decaying and devolving landscape are just beautiful. You probably don't realize that some day your photos will have an importance far beyond their artistic beauty. I majored in Anthropology and can tell you that some day this body of work will be gold to an anthropologist studying the area and the passage of a way of life. Think William Least Heat Moon's Prairy Erth and a scholarly work including a visual deep map of Kansas. Believe it.Honestly, you should think about offering a workshop on your photography and post processing methods. People pay big bucks and travel long distances to attend these things. Kansas isn't that far away from Illinois....or Texas.... or Tennessee! OK, that's alot of comment. Did I say I was speechless? I guess not!!
Suzanne -- You say the nicest things when you're speechless.The local community ed program asked me to do a beginning photography workshop next month, which I agreed to do. If it works out--I have no idea how to do it, but I'm scrambling for ideas--I would love to do a deeper course on post processing. I'll keep you informed. Maybe sometime we'll run up your way and see the country, and drop by for a private lesson. If you'd have us, that is. ;-)
I know where these were taken!!!
I bet you do!
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