December 6, 2017: I've looked at the photos several times. Of the first 20, these are my favorite: #10, #12, #14, #17, and, #20., My hunch is that #20 will be my favorite of all 60 photographs.
Wow -- readers are in for a real treat. Vern Whitten has sent a "package" of aerial views of North Dakota. Absolutely incredible views and photography. So much to say, but I can do that later. I want to get them posted now.
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Random Comments on the Photos
In general: one never thinks of North Dakota having this much water. As you go through the slides, look at all the water.
Look how "neat and clear" the farms are.
Most of the photos are east of the Missouri River and you will not see many rigs or oil pads.
#1: I can never see too many photos of combining; I always enjoy them for some reason.
#12: reminds me of Scotland.
#14 - #18: the Badlands are always amazing.
#21: wouldn't it have been a hoot had they names these two rivers the Lewis River and the Clark River? You might be able to spot a well or two -- this is in the heart of the Bakken.
#22: the heart of the Bakken -- note all the wells, all the flaring, all the oil activity.
#25 - 28: any photo taken near Watford City would be in the heart of the Bakken. Again, notice all the oil activity.
#29 - #35: lots of drilling under the lake.
#44: Lake Metigoshe -- where we went every summer for Boy Scout camping.
#45: would make a great jigsaw puzzle.
#46: incredible farm, isn't it?
#47 - #48: two lakes, almost dry 40 years ago.
#52: isn't it amazing what the homesteaders started? Absolutely incredible!
So, how many wells/rigs did you see? How many wind farms?