Every state has an abundance of abandoned structures – dilapidated barns, churches, and farm houses – at least every one of the 49 states I have seen and photographed. North Dakota was my most recent different state for travel and photography. Reminiscent of the other 48, they were there – including this dwelling on the American prairie.
Maybe as I once did, you view these deserted structures and declare: “What a shame!” But, as I ponder these remnants from American dreamers, pioneers, and families, I admire the work, dedication, and fortitude required to survive the struggles of man versus nature and man versus man in this nation and on this planet. Although it may appear abandoned, this structure remains standing as a monument in resistance to hardships and hazards exemplifying endurance on the Great Plains near Tioga, North Dakota.
camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF Nikkor VR Zoom 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
focal length: 200mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1250 – ISO 500