Title: “Shadows in the Forest”
Sand Hills State Park is located just north of Hutchinson, KS, east of old highway K61. I only had a short time and walked into the park just to check it out. You have to walk through the trees to get to the “hills” and that was as far as I went. I plan on going back to spend more time.
The shadows produced by the late afternoon sun caught my attention. I really like the way the shadows are divergent and draw my attention into the scene.
Your comments and questions are appreciated.
Title: “Silverdale Post Office”
With my GPS and my mainstay “Kansas Atlas and Gazetteer” handy, I headed east from Arkansas City on Madison Street. I turned south on 101st Road which turned into County Rd. 6. Looking for “interesting” roads, I turned south at the sign for the Horizon Camp. This road ultimately intersected County Rd. 1, just south of Silverdale.
Turning north, I crossed Grouse Creek 2 times and ended up in Silverdale. Silverdale rock is used for building construction, is quarried and cut by the HJ Born company at the south edge of town. Other than HJ Born, the rest of Silverdale consists of residences. The heart of the town is the row of mailboxes which I called the post office.
The varying shapes and especially the application of the color orange caught my attention. I used an aperture of f/5 to put the background slightly out of focus and help create some depth to the image. Other than some contrast control and light vignette, the editing was very simple.
Your comments are welcome.
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Want 12000 acres including: mineral rights, historic sites, National Natural Landmark? Landmark is Monument Rocks. Auction is through Faulkner Real Estate, Ulysses, KS. Bidding accepted through 08/14/12.
On October, 31, 1968, Monument Rocks became the first site to be designated a National Natural Landmark. The site is located north-east of Scott City, KS.
Among other points of interest is a Butterfield Overland Dispatch route marker (shown in this photograph). A plaque at the base of the marker declares this as “the most dangerous route”.
The designation “National Natural Landmark” does not assure public access to the site. The current land owner has graciously permitted the site to be visited at no charge. A new owner may elect to restrict access to this beautiful landmark.
National Natural Landmarks are included in the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321). This act, at least, requires an impact statement prior to any work within the site area.