On fourth of July weekend, 2013, we found ourselves ahead of schedule on our two day photo shoot. In the town of Fortuna, we found the church we wanted to photograph had oil workers camping out on the property and big trucks parked in front of it. We moved on to another location which also turned out to be a bust, so we set out for Powers Lake to get some lunch.
As we drove along highway 50 between Alamo and McGregor, North Dakota, we were absolutely struck by the beauty of the drive. Lakes dotted the landscape like blue jewels in a rolling green setting. Suddenly, along the side of the road in the distance, Terry spotted a steeple. As we approached, it just looked too good to pass up, so we decided to stop and shoot this church — Bethel Lutheran Church, rural Wildrose. What a beautiful place.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy