I took a quick drive out to Badlands National Park and got some great shots of the awesome geological formations out there. The Badlands remind me a bit of the Mojave desert in the southwest USA. Stark desert, little water, but full of life and beauty. The day started out fairly cloudy, but by noon the sun came out and I was able to get some awesome shots of the colorful formations. The light was still good even at noon because it’s almost winter and we’re so far north which means the sun is much lower in the sky and closer to the horizon making for good lighting even during midday when the light is usually flat and stark. Let me know what you think. And as always, if you have a suggestion or place you’d like to see me photograph let me know in the comments below. Thanks! Enjoy.
“Badlands National Park is in South Dakota. Its dramatic landscapes span layered rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires. Bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs inhabit its sprawling grasslands. The Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) winds past scenic lookouts. Several trails begin near the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. The Fossil Exhibit Trail is a boardwalk with displays on fossils uncovered in the park….” ~Google
Also check out the Black Hills Badlands website for travel information, destinations, and activities in and around the Black Hills.