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Foggy Morning~Keeper of the Plains

Blackbear Bosin's 'Keeper of the Plains' stands watch in the fog.

One of Wichita’s notable sites is native American sculptor Blackbear Bosin’s 1974 “The Keeper of the Plains”, which sits at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers in downtown Wichita.  A few years ago this area had a major facelift, the statue was elevated on a much higher rock base, and two rather spectacular (by Wichita standards anyway) suspension bridges for pedestrians were erected.   The statue area is now easily accessible from either side of the rivers.   I like photographing the Keeper, but had never gotten the chance to shoot it in the fog.

5 responses

  1. Beautiful shots – the black and white is very effective. Composition is great. Well done.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

  2. Ken Bello

    These two shots prove that if you pick the right vantage point and pay attention to the viewfinder, you can have stunning compositions. Well done. Wichita looks like a very nice place to live.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

  3. Thanks guys. Wichita is a pretty nice place to live, of course we have no ginormous lake or anything. The wonderful thing about the fog is that it made the familiar, unfamiliar. I have another couple of locations in town in mind if this should ever happen again.

    March 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

  4. Kathy

    Hi. I love the perspective of your photographs, the way you look at something in a different way and capture it. I often use your photos as background images on my desktop. If I’m having a bad day, all I have to do is click a button and I am taken away to a peaceful place, or can look at an image that intrigues me, or “see” a place I’ve never been to before and probably will never get a chance to visit.

    Thank you for sharing your photography. You have a true gift.


    March 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

    • Kathy, I want to thank you sincerely for what is probably the kindest compliment I have ever received on my photography. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment, it made my day.

      March 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

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