Midland, Texas is a large, flat dirt patch. It was actually established because settlers were wondering how far it was from Dallas to El Paso. So they found the exact midpoint between the two cities and established this little town. When settlers submitted the name Midpoint for their new city, it was rejected. Because there were too many of the same submission from other areas. Then, they decided on Midland and here we are today. The downtown area, pictured in this photo, Visions of Midland, is called Tall City. The tallest building reaches a mere 24 floors and is the designated skyscraper of Midland. The quaint skyline pictured here stands quietly in the vast sunset. Highlighting the industrial teal and turquoise colors of work against the naturally soft ombre of corals in the sky.
There is an intricate contrast between nature and industry captured in this picture. The buildings proudly show the harsh lines of their steel architecture. The structures are focused and direct, just like those who occupy the space inside those office buildings. These man-made creations display a skyline, perfectly positioned against a softer Midland sky, with sherbet colors bringing a peace over the town. The landscape’s blurred edges hints at a whispering breeze, breathing life into the picture. This is a perfect representation of Visions of Midland. The oil industry brings people in from all over the nation, creating a machine of work and structure. Beyond that, though, there are still many natives to Midland who never forget to take in the more peaceful essence of the city.