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Sunrises and Sunsets

Devil's Lake Sunset

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunsets are magical. They provide a chance to pause and reflect on the passing day — or epoch — depending on your particular sense of time and space. They give the Earth a chance to show off its beautiful mix of serendipitous chemistry.

As I was racing eastward across the flat plains of North Dakota, I couldn't help but stop a little west of Devil's Lake to photograph this amazing sunset. The rails were lit up so perfectly; it was like a reflection of the past 7,405km I'd driven across America and Canada up to this point. A seemingly endless journey to...something.

The Bank of Hollister

Monday, November 10, 2014

This was an unintended photo opportunity on a road trip in 2011. I stopped for fuel at a gas station on the main highway and decided to make a quick detour west to photograph the sunset.

As I drove towards horizon, I noticed abandoned buildings on either side of the road. I parked near the building in the photo and started photographing the sunset.

Within a few minutes a retired veteran came out of his house and walked over to his white picket fence alongside the road. He called me over and proceeded to tell the story of the abandoned buildings. The building pictured was a bank (later a garage) and across the road was a hotel. His overall commentary was wistful; he described how the town's buildings were closing one by one as subsequent generations left the rural Idaho lifestyle behind for a new urban existence.

Update: I found a photo on Flickr of the bank from the early 1900s:

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