2014 November

Eastedge and Buttzville, ND. October 5, 2014

One afternoon we went for a drive across southeast North Dakota and visited the ghost town of Eastedge and the nearly-ghost town of Buttzville. Eastedge has been on my list of places to visit for a while, and since we were in the area we just had to visit a town with such an odd […]

Photography challenges

I’m in a photo group that occasionally does topical challenges. These are a few I’ve taken for those. For a Fall challenge – two combines work through the night. Our first challenge, something that represents the holiday season. These Christmas lights were highlighting the garland nicely. Human altered landscape. This pair of parallel electrical lines […]

Milton, ND. October 16-17, 2014 (part 4)

Some final shots from our trip around Milton. The chalkboard at East Alma School #3 has been kept in use. The collapsed corner of one barn opened up to a spectacular view of the fall leaves. A hawk joined us for part of our trip.

Hunter, ND. October 27, 2014

Sometimes I point my camera up too. Milky Way cloud with special appearance by the Andromeda Galaxy. Simple star trail with the Pleiades star cluster. A couple air planes make their way across the sky in the lower left as well. Star trails near the celestial equator.

Milton, ND. October 16-17, 2014 (part 3)

I find it surprising to find the things people left behind. It’s easy to picture the former resident watching one of the three channels that were available in the area 30 years ago. A lone ice skate, waiting for someone to head out to the frozen pond. And old Ford pickup and its tailgate that […]

Osnabrock, ND. January 19, 2014

I found an advantage to shooting pictures in winter – I don’t have to convert to black-and-white. Nature takes care of that for me. An abandoned barn near Osnabrock. The Hitterdal Church is currently privately owned and is not used regularly anymore. Telephone poles as far as you can see.

Milton, ND. October 16-17, 2014 (part 2)

One of the things I find interesting about the buildings we came across was the varied condition each was in. Some buildings were still usable, with just a bit of weathering. Woodworking bench, ready for use East Alma School #3. It just needs a coat of paint. Others were not so usable. A hay barn, […]

Milton, ND. October 16-17, 2014 (part 1)

Over a long weekend my wife, dad, and I toured Cavalier County near Milton, ND to see some of the abandoned buildings and farms. Our first stop was at a former turkey hatchery that had seen better days.