Des Moines in a Rainstorm

For Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I drove to Minneapolis. On our way back, we were passing through Des Moines, Iowa, and a huge rainstorm came through the area. Since we were stopping anyways (a friend told us that we needed to stop at a Hamburger Place called “Zombie Burger” which, by the way, was PHENOMENAL). We drove up to the Capital building, and the view was stunning with the passing storm. The sun was just starting to peek out from behind the storm clouds. Hope you all enjoy!

Des Moines Rain Storm

Des Moines Rain Storm

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

This door stood out against the hard brick wall. Somehow it seemed softer, more attractive, and very much older than the building around it. It was as though the door had been there forever; someone had just happened upon it and built a building around it. Strong, weathered, and original. Unique.

Unique Door

Unique Door

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Sunset

Kansas is known as the Wheat State for a reason: We produce a LOT of wheat. And Corn. And other grains that are used world-wide. Therefore, we have a lot of large grain elevators, which keep the grains clean and safe until they are needed. This is one of the grain elevators in Topeka, Kansas. The clouds made for a nice backdrop against the sky, while the sun was setting. I thought the coloring was spectacular, and made for some interesting contrasts. I hope you enjoy!

Sunset at the Grain Elevator

Sunset at the Grain Elevator

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Post Political Post

So… I am not an uber-political person. I care how things get done to an extent, and I have my philosophies regarding stance (Democrat vs. Republican), but I see myself as more of a centrist overall. Personally, I find there is too much ego and personal issues brought into everything (not just from the voter, but also those who are supposed to represent the masses), so certain groups of people are quickly overlooked and ignored, while personal agendas take the forefront of platforms. But I’m not getting on a soap box here. This is for photographs, right? 🙂
So I went to the State Capital of Kansas in Topeka, KS the other day.  It’s an astounding building, well over 100 years old, and is in the process of being restored. As you walk into the rotunda area, you can see all the way up into the dome, and it is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy this picture!

Kansas Capital Dome

Kansas Capital Dome

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