Photos: A very shiny ethanol plant and some somber telephone poles

I often point the minivan westward when I head out to play with my camera. It has something to do with the fact that it’s usually late in the day when I get out to do some photographic exploring, and that’s where the sun is at that time of day. I’m not sure that makes much sense (What … am I going to keep up with the setting sun?), but I do it.

Rational or not, heading west from Fargo means heading toward Casselton, N.D. So I find that I end up in that area with a fair amount of frequency. That was the case Friday evening. And I ended up getting a couple of shots I thought I’d offer up (and an idea for another shot that didn’t turn out like I’d like, but that I plan to try for again.) Here’s an image of the ethanol plant near Casselton and some power/telephone/whatever poles in the same area. Hope you enjoy. (You can check out more of my images here.)

I streamed the lights by zooming my 18-105 lens while taking a long exposure. You can click on the image for a larger view.


Some power poles. I guess the light on the clouds is from Casselton itself. I took this photo very near to where I captured the image above. In fact, I have a few images containing both the power/telephone poles and the ethanol plant. But I wasn’t completely happy with the final result on the image containing both, so I want to go back and try that one again.