We recently took a trip to Memphis, Tennessee. While we were there, we visited the Lorraine Hotel and the National Civil Rights Museum. As we were walking through the area, this one light pole stood out to me against the sky. I thought the color was interesting, with the deep blue sky and the clouds, breaking up behind the light. However, when I switched it to Black and White, it really struck me for several reasons. Since we were near the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King JR, the lone light standing out in the sky really brought home his fight for equality and against the injustices of the world towards people of color. Just being near a place of such singular importance in history also made me think of a lone light, shining for others to see and follow so as to not be cloaked in darkness. I know that these words hardly do justice to the feeling that I got while in that place, but I hope that you all at least enjoy the photo.
Lone Light Pole
Scott County State Lake is a beautiful area of Western Kansas. Trees, old Pueblo ruins, springs, trees, and great scenery are all around. Big Spring is one of the springs that feed the main lake, giving a clean look and some great contrasts for photos. This tree’s reflection really caught my eye, along with the bright blue sky and the different colors of grass that was growing around. Hope you all enjoy!
Big Spring Reflection
I must have had something this winter that really made me not want to take a lot of pictures. Maybe it was the cold, maybe the new job, maybe just winter blues. Needless to say, with things greening up and on a warming trend, I have gotten the shutter bug something fierce now. This is a photo I took just in western Kansas, just off the road where we were driving. The ramshackle shed, windmill, and falling fence really stood out to me. Being a farmer/rancher is a way of life, and a tough one at that. Not living in a rural setting really gives me the chance to reflect on things, and gives me a new respect for those who choose that way of life in order to sustain their families. This area really made me wonder what the story was behind the place. But it really struck me. Feel free to share your thoughts. It seems even more lonely, now that I am seeing it in Black and White.
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
Out on a walk with my wife and her siblings, I noticed this view where the clouds were directing us toward a specific point on the horizon. The contrast with the winter grass, along with the bright blue sky and the stark white cloud made for an interesting photo opportunity. I hope you all enjoy it!