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Four more sites published

I’ve just added four more sites to my galleries: Clearwater, Regent, Snowflake, and Winkler (my hometown). The dates of these photos ranges from 2008 to 2010. The Winkler elevator was the last one remaining out of the three that I used to walk by every day on the way to school. Unfortunately, like so many other wooden grain elevators, it has since been torn down – I still get an empty feeling every time I drive by where it used to stand…

Remember, you can check out all of my work by clicking on the ‘Galleries’ tab at the top of the page – all of the sites are arranged by alphabetical order. There are now 14 sites up… and counting – let me know what you think of my work!

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Photos are finally starting to be published!

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but rest assured, I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes! As I mentioned in my last post, my goal was to edit down each elevator site down to between four and six photos, and to also finish photographing the last few sites I hadn’t visited and re-shoot a number of sites. Well, I’ve managed to narrow down the majority of my shoots to six photos (this has proved to be a much harder process than I thought, as I’ve taken at least 40 photos at most every site!), and have begun the editing process. I’ve also managed to make it to a number of those sites I hadn’t visited yet, and have begun some of my re-shoots. In fact, I had a great day of photography yesterday, when I re-shot elevators at La Salle, Domain, and St. Jean, as well as shooting elevators at Carey and Niverville, which were a couple of the remaining locations I had not yet photographed.

The big news, however, is that I’ve FINALLY started putting some of my finished work up on my site! You can click on the Galleries tab on the menu at the top of the page to see my work. I’ve only got a few sites up right now, but I’ll be putting up more and more over the next few weeks… so keep your eyes peeled here for updates! I hope you enjoy my work!

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List of sites is up

Hello again! It’s been awhile, and while it may not look like it, I continue to chip away at this project. I spent a lot of time this summer travelling the province, and as a result, I now believe I have nearly every country elevator still standing in Manitoba photographed. I have a couple of sites (that I’m aware of) left to check out, and a number of sites I’m planning on re-shooting, but the majority of the photography has been completed. Now comes the hard part, as I continue to sort through the thousands of photographs I have in my digital collection – my goal is to narrow each site down to 4-6 photographs, and then edit them, before adding them to the site. If you look at the top of the page, I now have a ‘Sites Photographed’ tab – on this page, you can find the complete list of all of the locations where I have photographed elevators. Check out the list, and let me know if I’ve missed any sites!

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Welcome!

Welcome to Prairie Lighthouses! If you love images of the prairies, specifically, those beautiful, old, wooden grain elevators, then you’ve come to the right place. My goal is to photograph all of the remaining rural wooden grain elevators in Manitoba, Canada – I’ve covered approximately 115 sites so far, and am planning on finishing the rest before the end of 2012. Once I have all of the locations photographed, I’ll put up a list on the site (I’ve just begun the process of uploading the pictures to the site), and if you know of any I’ve missed, please let me know so I can capture it on (digital) film – some of the elevators I’ve shot have since been torn down, so the sooner you let me know, the better. In the very near future, you will have the ability to purchase the photos you see on the site in a variety of formats… but more on that at a later date. Thanks again for stopping by, and come back again soon to check out even more photos of those beautiful prairie lighthouses.

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