Grain Elevator, #4
the time since this elevator has been abandoned, a squatter's claim
has been staked against it by a huge old owl. It sits atop the building
watching over the town and occasionally announcing its presence with
a haunting hoot. My first few shots in the nearby town site warranted
a low flyby to see what all the flashing was about. If I was ready,
I might have been able to pop a flash in time and capture the owl flying
through the shot. I received another low pass the first time I approached
the elevator. After completing its aerial inspection, the owl once again
returned to its perch on top of the building.
I attempted to create a pinwheel of stars by lining the North Star up
with the peak of the elevator. Unfortunately my exposure time was a
bit too short and the effect was not as dramatic as I had hoped. Perhaps
if I had tried this shot with about a 30 minute exposure...