Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Even ugly days yield something

There are days when I don't think anything fun photographically is going to happen. Usually if I keep my eyes and mind open to possibilities, something comes along that will work.

This time of year in South Dakota we are between the fall leaf season and winter snowfall. That means most plant life is wilted and brown, trees don't have any leaves and the landscape is fairly dull. However, looking for the beauty in nature can still yield some interesting images.

This morning's sunrise didn't have the color and "pop" I was hoping for, but it did give me this dramatic sky about an hour later just north of Kimball.

Very gusty winds in the afternoon meant pretty much whatever might have been left of pretty fall leaves were on an airborne trip to Minnesota. I did find this one small tree in Palisades State Park near Garretson with some orange foliage still hanging on.

There's more out there to be found and photographed before winter sets in with its own beauty. I doubt that I have a say in the matter, but I'll take some more autumn please.

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