North Dakota Day 9

Today I left Rugby and began my trip home to Martinsburg.

I decided that I would take the “scenic route” so instead of taking the straight main road back to the Interstate, I worked my way down a series of secondary roads still looking for a few last images.

I left Rugby at 8:30 and finally got to Fargo (normally about 3-1/2 hours) at about 4:30, fully 8 hours later. But the good news is that I found a few useful images. Here are three of them, quickly prepared from my hotel room in Alexandria, Minnesota.

I could see this old house through the trees about 1/2 mile down a gravel road off the main road.

This '2-holer' was adjacent to a closed up one room schoolhouse overlooking a wide expanse of grazing land.

This is the water tower in the town of Hope, ND. It was my last stop for photos and I thought it was a great sendoff!

It’s been a great experience but now I’m ready to be home.

~ by Rsmith on September 26, 2010.

One Response to “North Dakota Day 9”

  1. I met Rip at the workshop this past May. Tillman Crane and I did he workshop here in North Dakota where I live. Rip came back to photograph the area on his own. Very good weather with some wonderful skies, clouds and dark brooding rain which allowed saturated buildings and hills. Great photography if you are prepared and stay dry.
    This place is an excellent location for fine photography. Tillman Crane will be doing the photo workshop again next May. Check out his website for more information. One thing you get in the workshop you won’t find anywhere else: access. We have permission to photograph inside and out in these old places. Farmhouses, barns, grain elevators, whole towns. Great locations and great people up here in the frozen Northland. Lucky for most in May it is getting green and no longer freezing at night.
    I look forward to seeing the photos Rip has come up with from this trip where he had time to work on his own every day. Should be some good photography.

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