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Thursday, January 7, 2010


It is one of those bitter cold winter days when the wind reminds one that Summer has indeed given up it's last breath and has given way to the Sun's farthest distance from the earth. No activity here, just the howling wind and the deceptively blue sky hiding Winter's wrath.

The grain elevator has no customers...even though just two months ago...it was busy with the Farmer's grain. No train to haul away the crop, no children outside playing in the yard...it is as though the whole world around me has gone into hibernation.

Dan

24 comments:

Sunny said...

I love how the train track leads off into the distance, maybe to a warmer place.
It's been so cold here that even the people that enjoy winter activities have been staying inside to keep warm.
I've had enough winter!
Sunny :)

M. Hassan said...

Wow, that's one old building!

Lovely contrast and composition. Like it as I did your other photos.

Indrayani said...

Wow this was deep.. Loved your thoughts on this beautiful, intriguing shot...

Thanks.. :)

Heather said...

I like Sunny's thoughts about the tracks leading to somewhere warmer. In that case, I'd LOVE to be on that train! As I've said countless times over the past few weeks - this winter weather is miserable. As a southerner, I'm just not built for it!!

Beautiful shot, though - as always!! :)

DawnTreader said...

... and yet you manage to make a colourful picture out of it!!!

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...the only problem is that the tracks are headed north! For some reason I have had my fill of winter also and we haven't even had a snow yet but we will tomorrow...I think.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

M...thanks and the HDR process works great with all things old...it brings out the details of aging...that is why I will never take an HDR self portrait!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Indryani...I am sure you all up north have had your fill of winter as well!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Alabama Heather...the only problem is as I told Sunny...the picture is shot as I looked North! I need to turn around and take a picture of the tracks headed South!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dawn Treader! It was really a miserably cold day when I took this picture. I didn't heed my wife's warnings as I walked out the door...."Be sure to take your gloves"...Me...being Mr. Macho braved the cold without them...I learned my Macho lesson!

Dan

Sunny said...
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Sunny said...

*the only problem is that the tracks are headed north!*

Then I'll just have to walk backwards! Ha-ha!
Sunny

M. Hassan said...

hahahhaha, you're right HDR of myself? Will never do.. tried it once and I was 30 years old in seconds.

De Lly Dilettante said...

Cool. I've never seen a grain elevator before.

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I will be following in your "awkward" footsteps!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...they are very common here in the Midwest...think of them as a grocery store for farm animals!

Dan

The Muse said...

It is indeed horrifically cold here. And yet, I have garnered warmth here.

Hope you well are Dan.
Come visit when you can, you are always welcome.

tricia said...

I could look at this shot for hours. It reminds me of home.

septembermom said...

Awesome thoughts to accompany an interesting shot.

Dan Felstead said...
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Dan Felstead said...

Muse...thank you. I will be visiting again...I lost your blog for a while and miss it!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia...now that you mention it...it does look like some of the images from your area and your past posts.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I would guess you don't see many grain elevators on the way to Manhattan!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Dan, I found a pair of "photography friendly" mittens today... ;) Pictures of them in a post at my blog today if you want to see what they look like! Also have two other posts today that you might perhaps enjoy. ♥