Frugal Film Project – Matt Melcher

I’d like to think this is what the prairie looked like back before settlement occurred , without the intense colors and vignetting. We went for a drive at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. It was originally land that had been purchased with the intent of building a nuclear power plant back in the seventies. Then Three Mile Island happened and that was the end of that. So the land sat unused, and eventually it was turned into a wildlife refuge.

They restored much of the prairie and brought in a herd of bison. This is the only place in Iowa with a large enough expanse of prairie that has room for a herd of bison.  

Imperial Savoy – Kodak Ektar 100 – ECN2 developer  

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1 thought on “Frugal Film Project – Matt Melcher

  1. I’ve been looking at the South Dakota website recently, thinking of maybe moving out/up there some day. This just makes me want to even more. Vignetting and all. 🙂 Very nice shot. I like that there are 3 huddled close and then there’s one off to the side maintaining social distance like a good buffalo. Also, I think the colors are perfect!

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