Monday, February 2, 2015

Guest Blogger - Debbie Kippen

Minnesota photographer Debbie Kippen is a veteran of several Black Hills Photo Shootouts and other trips through South Dakota. She had been wanting to visit in winter and she made the most of when she did.

One of my bucket list trips was to go through the Black Hills and Badlands in the dead of winter when the snow covers the landscape, the crowds are gone and the wildlife is more visible. I know - it's not a hip and trending place to be, but for me it's a place of serenity. If you just stop, close your eyes and listen, you can hear the wind call your name. On a clear day, you can see forever without pollution clouding your view. The air is crisp and clean. If you spend time exploring you might even come across a ghost town or two. So walk with me while I share why I love this area in the winter.

I recognize in Debbie's images Badlands National Park, the ghost town of Spokane, Spearfish Canyon, Bear Butte and Custer State Park. You can see more of her work at

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Michelle Barrett Photography said...

Beautiful work, Debbie. I look forward to shooting with you again one of these days.

87bladesmom said...

Lovely images Debbie! Hope to see you next fall at the Shootout!