Just had a thought that some people might find it interesting to see the variety of things I shoot in a summer weekend. So here are samples from one trip to Yankton and back to Pierre over the Memorial Day weekend.
Friday evening was spent at Lewis and Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam looking for camping and fishing photos. I was happy with this one.
The South Dakota Kayak Challenge had me up bright and early to shoot the start of this race from Yankton's Riverside Park to Sioux City, Iowa.
From there it was on to Mitchell for their big Memorial Day celebration on Main Street. A car show, concert, golf tournament, motorcycle ride and more were included. I was most happy shooting the ping pong ball drop. It was very windy, so it wasn't hard to guess which way the balls were going to go.
Evening was spent at Wessington Springs' annual Foothills Rodeo, which provided some fun shots. I really like shooting rodeo, even though I've never been a real cowboy.
About halfway through the rodeo threatening clouds started to build in south and west, blocking the light in the arena. I decided to head for home, but didn't quite keep myself out of the storm. All was not lost as I shot this lightning strike while driving 65 mph with my left hand and holding the camera up to the window with my right hand. (No, I wasn't looking through the camera, just pointing it toward the storm while watching the road ahead.)
So there you have it - another successful photography trip in South Dakota.