Welcome to one way I share my photography hobby. With a nod to Margaret Wolfe Hungerford who said, Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder, my goal is to take pictures that have feeling. My hope is that the viewer will perhaps connect with a photo or two on some level. Click on the image to view it in a larger size on a separate page.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Badlands

In June, my motorcycle buddy, Pizza Steve, proposed a spur of the moment idea to ride to the Badlands of South Dakota.  After securing two rooms at the Sunshine Inn (yes really) in Wall, SD, we were set to go.  Here are a few pictures from that trip.

View From The Road in The Badlands




Pizza Steve imagines having this view from his homestead.  Minus the rattlesnakes, of course.  Pizza Steve, I discovered, is no fan of rattlesnakes.  


Day 2  The Black Hills

Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills

After eating dinner on our second night, we decided to ride a few miles out of town and try some pictures of the stars.  

Another view from the road, this time at night.


Night Three - Night Photography in The Badlands

As it started to get dark, the wildlife started to appear on the ridges and roadways.



Pizza Steve silhouetted by the sunset as he photographs the wildlife walking along the ridge. 


My camera is mounted on the back seat of my motorcycle, facing backwards.  The green lights seen in the right side of the photo are from the satellite tracker I have mounted on my luggage rack.





It was so dark out here, and the stars were so bright you would swear you could hear them.  With a little (aka a lot) of help from a car that just happened to drive up the road, shining it's headlights on the hills while my shutter was open, I captured this shot of both the Milky Way and the hills.

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