Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned

So this week’s challenge is “Abandoned”. This immediately made me think of a day I spent taking photos around Topeka, KS.

In Topeka, I found this abandoned building. It made for some interesting photo opportunities, but I decided on this one. While perusing around the abandoned building, I found this abandoned brick, surrounded by some glass that had apparently cushioned its fall as it was “abandoned” with some sort of force. Somebody evidently really did not want that brick anymore. Anyways, hope you enjoy.

Abandoned

Abandoned

DanD

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Kansas Prairie Grass

I love Kansas. Lots of people say that Kansas is flat and boring. There are parts that are flat, and some parts that are boring, but the lighting, the storms and sunsets we get, and the contrasts throughout the seasons is stunning, and always brings something new every day. I usually say that in Kansas, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes”. The day I took this photo, the weather was “warm” for December (it was in the mid 50’s farenheit), but it was overcast and a little breezy. While walking around the Governor’s House in Topeka, Kansas, I sat down among some of the prairie grass and took this photo. The darker trees and house in the distance really made the grass stand out, and the coloring of the sky gave another level of contrast I enjoyed. I hope you all enjoy it as well!

Kansas Prairie Grass

Kansas Prairie Grass

DanD

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

DanD