I started my day in Prairie du Chien, then made a big loop north along the Mississippi River (visited Lock and Dam #9) to about 24 miles south of La Crosse. From there I headed east into the very hilly country of Crawford County – lots of trees, small rivers and creeks, and numerous farms with happily grazing cows. In the tiny town of Seneca I was thrilled to find a bar open and serving lunch (rare for a Sunday)! I wandered south and east, then took a county highway west back to Prairie du Chien. From there I crossed the Mississippi into northeastern Iowa and revisited McGregor, a favorite town that I last visited in 2005. Waited patiently (sort-of) for the light rain to stop so I could photograph the huge grain elevator there.
Followed the River south then continued on to Dyersville (where Field of Dreams was filmed) for the night. With some creativity I was able to make the bathroom perfectly dark, put the ironing board in the bathtub (the only place it would fit in the small space) to create a countertop, and then proceeded to empty and reload my 4×5 film holders. I never look forward to that task while on the road, but it has to be done every week or so.
From Prairie du Chien I crossed the Mississippi River into northeastern Iowa.
The show includes photos by Eliot Porter, John Paul Caponigro, Gregory Crewdson, Cindy Sherman and David Ottenstein.
Six new color photographs on display
Three of my photographs are part of IMAGES 2012 Exhibition
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has decided to acquire two of my photographs for their permanent collection.