When I visit my native Oklahoma, my camera usually stays safely secured in its case. I usually visit in winter when the dormant grass is a forlorn shade of brown and the trees are denuded of leaves. Winter isn’t Oklahoma’s best season.
This year, I made an effort to get out and take photos, to try and see it in a new light. I have always thought that Oklahoma has underrated natural beauty, but once I started thinking like a photographer, I saw photogenic beauty in places I’d never seen it before. Everything was suddenly more interesting to me, especially grain elevators. Looking back through my photos, I see that I have a fetish for grain elevators.
So without further ado, here are a collection of photos in black and white from the winter.
Note: I would like to thank Ben Snider for not only reading my blog, but also for info he provided on my last post. I captioned a cool looking piece of farm equipment as “cotton machinery”, but he advised me that it was in fact peanut drying trailers. I had no idea that we even grew peanuts in Oklahoma. I would like to issue an apology to the American Peanut Council for my error.
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