MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Going Up In The Country

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Here are some great landscape and animal shots (wild and domestic) from a couple of recent jaunts into the countryside.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Of Days Gone By

Often all that remains of once-thriving farm operations are abandoned buildings such as barns and farmhouses. Farming has always been a tough way to make a living, and it wasn’t for everyone. Perhaps the original owners of these farmsteads couldn’t make a go of it — or just simply left, looking for a better life elsewhere. Grand Forks photographer recently snapped these images of some of those farm buildings — and an old pickup — in the upper Red River Valley, some in the middle of nowhere, others just off a main thoroughfare.