Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Friday, October 18, 2013

Snapshot Kansas

I belong to a Facebook group called Snapshot Kansas. Amateur photographers like me and even some professionals post favorite photos.

This beautiful place we call Kansas is our only model. No other states need apply. This week, one of the site administrators issued a new challenge, and Mike will give us an optional Tuesday Task. For this first week, the challenge was to shoot the nearest grain elevator in a creative way.

When I left home Wednesday evening to head to town for church choir, I was watching the sun sink in the western sky and was betting myself whether I'd get to Zenith (5 1/2 miles away) in time. After braking rather quickly to avoid a mama deer and her twin babies, I made it.

I've tried before to capture the image of the elevator silhouetted against the sunset sky and also reflected in the co-op's pond by the Zenith Road. I was never happy with it ... until Wednesday night. It sure didn't hurt that it was a beautiful sunset (not that those are in short commodity)!

If you like photography and love the beauty of Kansas, check out Snapshot Kansas on Facebook.

I took a couple of other elevator photos last month because I liked the sky. I love these sentinels of the Kansas prairie, so I didn't need a Tuesday Task to prompt me to click away. Big surprise, right?
Taken 9-23-13 - Kanza Co-op, Stafford South Branch, Stafford, KS.
Taken 9-23-13 - Kanza Co-op, Stafford North Branch, Stafford, KS.
Happy Friday, everyone! I'm off to help gather, sort and haul mama cows and their babies from the Ninnescah Pasture. Hope for no broken toes, broken wrists or broken anything!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Such a peaceful sunset. I enjoyed visiting your blog!
    Marina

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  2. Love it! Going to check out the page now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's fun to see what people come up with. If you're in Kansas, you should ask to join!

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  3. Just love your header. Very pretty.

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    1. It was taken in North Platte, Nebraska, during a fall trip three years ago.

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