Rural landscapes: under the dramatic spring sky


This abandoned community is a photographer’s paradise, with an ancient grain elevator and several other very photogenic old buildings. I spent several hours taking it all in and exploring the creative possibilities, while the clouds created superb skies. Even as I made colour exposures (you can see the colour version here:, I knew this scene would also be a great black-and-white photo. Was I right?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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