Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Badlands hiking, etc.

By special request of Dr. Anne L Galante, here some shots from earlier this summer in Badlands National Park. Anne is an excellent photographer herself, so when she requests to see my photos I'm happy to oblige. If you read South Dakota Magazine regularly you will eventually see some of her work.

Anne knew that I spent three days beefing up my Badlands file and boy, was it worth it. Between the "gumbo lillies" blooming and working with some cooperative hikers I got some stuff I'm very happy with.

Contrasting "beauty and the beast" types of textures is always fun in the Badlands.


I did some pretty standard hiking photos, but then tried to work on a few things that were a little different for me.

This ladder is attached to a steep hillside on the Notch Trail off the south end of the Doors and Windows parking area near the east entrance of the park.


From the top of the ladder teeny tiny hikers give the landscape an enormous look.



Sometimes you don't need to show the whole subject to get your point across. Both of these photos were taken on the Door Trail at the north end of the Doors and Windows parking area.



Unexpected bonuses like bighorn sheep with babies and wonderful sunsets create the full experience when exploring a park like this.



You can read more of my ramblings about Badlands National Park here.

1 comment:

jessica said...

Notch Trail off the south end of the Doors and Windows parking area near the east entrance of the park.

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