Storm Chase 2010 Day Four…Positioning Day

After driving over 500 miles the previous day we now had to get back into western Nebraska/Colorado to be in position for the next series of storms. Positioning days can be fun as we find interesting things to photograph along the way. We headed down the interstate first to make time and once we were within range of our destination we began looking for subjects to photograph keeping our shutter fingers limber. We found an old, abandonded house that looked like someone simply walked away one day leaving it suspended in time…

Looking through the front door to the outdoors I paused to wonder what the story is that caused the inhabitants of long ago to leave all their furnishings and personal possessions behind…who lived here, why did they leave so suddenly, what was their story? I guess I’ll never know.

A short way down the road we found another abandonded building (The Great Western Sugar Company) that had tons of charachter. Boy would I like to get inside of this building…

And right across the street was what looked like an outdoor museum of old farm implements. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to find some cool photographs. I love the patina of weathered, rusty metal and the graphic elements they provide…

With 400 miles under our belt, we are now back in good position to work the storms that are predicted to form in northeast Colorado/ southeast Dakotas. Stay tuned…

Images captured with Nikon D3S, AF-S 14-24mm, D300S, AF-S 18-200mm on Lexar Digital Media