Close

Keith Dotson | Catching Shadows

THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER KEITH DOTSON

Landscape photography in Kansas [Video]

Landscape photography in Kansas [Video]

Black and white photographs begin at 1:31

I recently traveled to Kansas — not a highly popular destination for landscape photographers. But that’s exactly why I went there. While other photographers are lined up elbow-to-elbow at places like Mesa Arch and Horseshoe Bend, I’m photographing a landscape where there’s not even a another human being (much less another photographer) literally for miles.

I’m just not interested in shooting those same overcrowded hotspots. This is my first time in Kansas and I have found it to be more scenic than I expected.

I expected a flat featureless landscape covered in wheat fields or corn. But there’s a lot more to Kansas than that.

There are nearly-abandoned small towns.

There are a lot of abandoned ramshackle old farmhouses.

And there are landscape oddities, like the mushroom rocks at Mushroom Rock State Park.

Kansas was once home to the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita tribes. And it is very beautiful in a different kind of way.

And, it still has a LOT of dirt roads, hence all that “dust in the wind.”

Be sure to visit my website at keithdotson.com.

Black and white photographs of abandoned farmhouses in Kansas

Black and white photograph of an abandoned farm house on the Kansas prairie
Black and white photograph of an abandoned farm house on the Kansas prairie. Click to buy this fine art photograph.
Abandoned Stone Farmhouse in Ruins: black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Click to buy a photograph.
Abandoned Stone Farmhouse in Ruins: black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Click to buy a photograph.

Thanks for reading!

Be sure to visit me on FacebookGoogle+ or Pinterest, or on my website at keithdotson.com.

~ Keith

Leave a Reply

Close