09-20-13 Fortress

2013 09-20 Fortress by Scott Shephard

I would say that today’s photo stands in sharp contrast to yesterday’s and in even starker contrast to the Alaska photos I have posted lately. But I don’t mind juxtaposing from time to time.

I was driving on Highway 14 when I noticed these 4 grain storage units standing starkly on a distant hill. I was struck by how much they looked like parts of a castle from a distance. Of course, I was also struck by the stark setting of these structures, which is accentuated by the pure, blue South Dakota sky. Finally, the gentle serpentine horizon line, just barely colored in yellow, contrasts with the otherwise square and linear geometry of this capture.

Canon 5DIII 1/500s f/11.0 ISO250 75mm

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