My exploration of Cache Valley and the west continues. This time a small town just past Red Rock Pass. I love these small towns and the photographic opportunities they bring. The shape of Downey’s grain elevator reminds me of a rural european church.
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One of my first excursions when I moved to Cache Valley was a visit to Preston, Idaho. A famous place here in the valley as it was the setting for the film Napoleon Dynamite. Upon arrival from the south one of the first things you see is a large grey tin sided grain elevator. I liked this one because it looked so humble. Logan has a few and they look somewhat industrial though at a much smaller scale than those seen on I-15 in Ogden. In the afternoon, the time I’m usually in Preston, the grain elevator is back lit and thus I had not photographed it on my first few visits. This past January I was testing a perspective control lens that I had rented for a job and thought this grain elevator would make a great subject. A little over a month later the grain elevator caught fire.
Video clip linked from Youtube user hullhollyjo.
Technical info: Top image captured with the Nikon D300s and 24mm PC-E lens (from Borrowlenses.com), post fire images D300s and 45mm PC-E lens. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.
The other western landscape. Massive power transmission lines near the Utah and Idaho border.
Snow covered field with rabbit tracks in Southern Idaho.
©2012 Andrew McAllister