Sunday, August 21, 2011

Photo of the Day......Abandoned Watering Hole

Thank you to everyone who are still following this blog.  I have been away on an extended trip covering many states and Canadian Provinces.  As you can guess I have lots of photos.  Too many photos, I think, now that I am beginning to process them.  

Initially I stayed four days at the Robert's Ranch just north of Kenton Oklahoma.  This photo is an abandoned windmill powered water well located east of Boise City in the western panhandle of Oklahoma, USA.  The Cimarron Strip.  No Man's Land.  The Dust Bowl.  It has been 80 years since the great drought of 1931 to 36 that resulted in the great migration.  Today this same land is experiencing a drought of equal severity.  If you are interested in a quick summation of the situation please check out this video.

I have attempted to approach photographing this land in the spirit of Dorothea Lang so many photos will be black and white in recollection the the Dust Bowl days.  


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