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Here is a comp taken with the 17mm that gets us in a little closer to the mounds and rock structure there at this spot in the Badlands. The lighting was from the first night there when a thunderstorm passed by right as the sunset happened, resulting in some great lighting and colors there.

Here is a 30 second exposure taken there in the highlands of the Badlands with the sky and land lit up by the setting sun. The stormy evening led way to this fantastic lighting across the scenery.

 

It was still very windy and with some rain drops still falling in the breeze, keeping the lens clear was a challenge.

 

Here the WB is set to cloudy, as set when taking the RAW image.

 

Badlands, South Dakota

This spot along the road caught my eye as I was walking along there in the Badlands a little after sunrise. I liked the sun-flare here in the lower corner as well.

Number 42 in this fun series of capturing the BULB capture - this one returns to the Badlands on a glorious morning there. Here it was early in the day before sunrise across this alien landscape. The sunrise then was pretty cool.

When we visited the Badlands the last time Ms. Krach and I sat out a storm that rolled through the area just before sunset. The rain stopped, and I was out shooting some captures with the gray clouds around, not knowing if they would clear out some at sunset. I was taking a long exposure (see the camera and tripod along the road in the capture on the left), and also taking hand helds of the area and clouds when I turned around and saw the glow above the peaks. I snapped off this capture and couple others, then ran back to the tripod and other camera. Once that shot was done, grabbed it and ran back to the car. Then proceeded to quickly drive to the higher land to get a better view of the sunset.

 

The capture to the right is a view from the higher land as the sun set that day.

Here is a slight crop of the super moonrise I was able to luckily capture when in the Badlands this past late June. I cropped this one 16 by 9 for the widescreen saver size. By doing so I was able to place the moon off center some versus centered as shot in the original frame. I only had about a minute to shoot this, so it was a quick set up and used live view for zooming in a getting the base manual focus possible. Then fired off four shot each with minor adjustments to shutter speed to get the best histogram balancing the darks to the highlights.

 

I also created a couple vertical comps as well from this one capture that are pretty cool, and it is interesting to see how different the shots can look, when all from just one image.

 

I was extremely lucky to be at this spot and to have the clouds there just above the mountain structures there in the Badlands. This was actually the view from right there in the cabins we were staying.

Early morning clouds slowly started to stream into view after sunrise ... wide view of the Bulb capture there in the Badlands' lowlands.

Badlands National Park

 

So this whole purpose of this trip was...

1. To get away from normal life and to get refreshed a little bit.

2. To hike.

3. To learn some new techniques...

4. And to capture a certain picture that I had in my minds eye.

 

That certain picture was to be the majestic badlands (The grand canyon of the Midwest) in morning or evening light, you know, sunrise or sunset time frame.

Well it was only the first evening that we were there did we get any light conditions like I was looking for. So while I did not get the perfect shot I was looking for, I did have a great adventure.

 

Four guys from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, went to the SD badlands for an early spring adventure. The guys were Dave Parker, Bob Martin, Barry Moore and moi (thank you Atlantys ).

  

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After a storm rolled through while were in the Badlands, South Dakota, the sunset the followed immediately was just spectacular in color. A great place to be with the wet rocks that just became so bright and colorful as the sun set.

Wide view of the Badlands all lit up after the late day thunderstorms rolled through.

 

Badlands, South Dakota

Sweetclover and hill in the Badlands.

June 22, 2014

Badlands National Park

Another image taken there in the Badlands following the thunderstorms right at sunset. The colors being projected onto the land there was stunning to view and experience. This was the view looking away from the sunset towards the east.

The purpose of this trip was...

1. To get away from normal life and to get refreshed a little bit.

2. To hike.

3. To learn some new techniques...

4. And to capture a certain picture that I had in my minds eye.

 

That certain picture was to be the majestic badlands (The grand canyon of the Midwest) in morning or evening light, you know, sunrise or sunset time frame.

Well it was only the first evening that we were there did we get any light conditions like I was looking for. So while I did not get the perfect shot I was looking for, this will have to do. ;-D

 

Four guys from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, went to the SD badlands for an early spring adventure. The guys were Dave Parker, Bob Martin, Barry Moore and moi (thank you Atlantys ).

 

If you are interested in being able to take pictures like this click here

 

To see my best work just Go Here.

 

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South Dakota Badlands - The Landscape

 

Badlands National Park

 

So this whole purpose of this trip was...

1. To get away from normal life and to get refreshed a little bit.

2. To hike.

3. To learn some new techniques...

4. And to capture a certain picture that I had in my minds eye.

 

That certain picture was to be the majestic badlands (The grand canyon of the Midwest) in morning or evening light, you know, sunrise or sunset time frame.

Well it was only the first evening that we were there did we get any light conditions like I was looking for. So while I did not get the perfect shot I was looking for, I did have a great adventure.

 

Four guys from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, went to the SD badlands for an early spring adventure. The guys were Dave Parker, Bob Martin, Barry Moore and moi (thank you Atlantys ).

 

It was 87F this particular afternoon and by the next morning it was 35F and the next day we had snow... ;-D

 

If you are interested in being able to take pictures like this click here

 

To see my best work just Go Here.

 

If you are considering a print Go Here!!

 

Sorry friends for being soooo absent...

Life is VERY overwhelming these days.

I miss you.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota. A little before the sunset as the sun peeked through from beneath storm clouds. The scene made me think of my Flickr friends, "Spaceways" :-)

"Pinnacles Overlook at Night"

Panoramic view of the Milky Way and Badlands from the Pinnacles Overlook (down the steps, left at the "Beware of Rattlesnakes" sign and right up to the huge drop off). 13 frames stitched together, no dodging and burning or layers or blending or whatever its called this week. This is not a composite. Simply 13 frames stitched together after being RAW processed all the same. The exif data displayed is correct and the same for all 13 frames. This was so much fun to shoot here and I had forgotten how very very quiet it is in the Badlands. This pano was one of the first things I shot out here and the clouds were kind of off and on after this but I still stopped at every cool spot I could find and took a ton of shots. If you are interested I shot a quick video of myself working here ->>

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This one looks great on a metal print! - aaronj-groen.artistwebsites.com/products/-pinnacles-overl...

 

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Blue hour takes control of the Badlands. Here I composed the shot to capture some of the fabulous early morning lighting, but more about the rocks and the blue hour light from the clouds overhead hitting the formations there and the textures.

 

Badlands South Dakota

 

Warm sunrise lighting in the Badlands, SD

Hiking trail at the Badlands National Park

A unique and beautiful National Park in South Dakota.

First Presbyterian Church Interior South Dakota

 

Badlands National Park

 

So this whole purpose of this trip was...

1. To get away from normal life and to get refreshed a little bit.

2. To hike.

3. To learn some new techniques...

4. And to capture a certain picture that I had in my minds eye.

 

That certain picture was to be the majestic badlands (The grand canyon of the Midwest) in morning or evening light, you know, sunrise or sunset time frame.

Well it was only the first evening that we were there did we get any light conditions like I was looking for. So while I did not get the perfect shot I was looking for, I did have a great adventure.

 

Four guys from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, went to the SD badlands for an early spring adventure. The guys were Dave Parker, Bob Martin, Barry Moore and moi (thank you Atlantys ).

 

It was 87F this particular afternoon and by the next morning it was 35F and the next day we had snow... ;-D

 

If you are interested in being able to take pictures like this click here

 

To see my best work just Go Here.

 

If you are considering a print Go Here!!

 

Sorry friends for being soooo absent...

Life is VERY overwhelming these days.

I miss you.

Late day lighting in South Dakota.

Early morning before sunrise in the Badlands National Park.

Badlands morning in South Dakota ... liked the crossing levels of the clouds there in the sky and the morning sunrise trying to overtake the blue hour clouds.

 

3 Minutes @ f/11

Made this very interesting formation the main focus of the capture with the fiery sunrise to one side and the cloudy blue mood on the other.

 

Badlands, South Dakota

Happy No Fence There Friday ... for this pretty landscape under morning lighting at the Badlands in South Dakota.

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« Red Cloud » fait partie d’un album dédié aux croyances anciennes des peuples autochtones d’Amérique du Nord. Voir: www.flickr.com/photos/patrice-photographiste/sets/7215763...

« Je suis pauvre et dénudé, mais je suis le chef de la nation. Nous ne voulons pas de richesses, mais nous voulons éduquer nos enfants correctement. Les richesses ne seraient pas bonnes pour nous. Nous ne pourrions pas les apporter avec nous dans l'autre monde. Nous ne voulons pas de richesses. Nous voulons la paix et l'amour. » (Red Cloud, Chef, Tribu des Oglala Teton Dakota (Sioux) (1824-1909).

 

Note : Red Cloud (Nuage Rouge) est l’un des plus célèbres et importants chef Sioux de l’histoire américaine. Il est décédé dans la réserve de Pine Ridge au Dakota du Sud, non loin de l’endroit où a été prise cette photo (Badlands National Park, Dakota du Sud, É.-U.)

 

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«Red Cloud » is part of an album dedicated to the ancient wisdoms of Native Nations of North America. See : www.flickr.com/photos/patrice-photographiste/sets/7215763...

 

« I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love. » (Red Cloud, Chief, Oglala Teton Dakota Tribe (Sioux) (1824-1909).

 

Note : Red Cloud is one of the most famous and important Sioux Chief of American history. He died in the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, not far from the place where this photo was taken (Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA)

A pretty view in morning light at The Badlands in South Dakota.

Set this BULB capture up overlooking this section of the Badlands the is lower with some nice green grass. This was after we sat for 20 minutes through hail, lightning, and heavy rain ... it was during this long exposure that the pre-sunset colors off in the distance started. After this capture it was off to the car and then back up to the higher lands for sunset ... some of those captures previously posted are shown below in the comments.

 

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park

 

As someone with a degree in geology, Badlands was one of the National Parks I was most excited to see. It did not disappoint! Arriving in the late afternoon, I got to spend a good few hours in the park with increasingly awesome light, and with a crescent moon as if the whole place wasn't already ridiculously photogenic enough...

Late day lighting on the peaks in the Badlands of South Dakota.

A buffalo in Badlands National Park, shortly after sunrise.

 

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?”

--Don Marquis (1878-1937)

 

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On the second day of our trip we were in the Badlands for late afternoon and evening. Storms rolled through and have posted some of the images taken as they approached the area. It then overwhelmed us and we had to sit in the car through heavy rain, lighting, and some small hail ... then the rain stopped.

 

This image was taken not long after the rain ended as I was looking back behind the car towards the west. There above the mountains behind us the colors were starting to hint at the possibility of a colorful sunset.

 

Once this shot was over, quickly got back into the car and headed back westward in the park to get to the higher ground to see what mother nature had in mind for the sunset.

 

As we drove into the mountain area and up towards higher ground it appeared that the reds in the sky waned, and that it was going to fizzle out ... alas it turned out to be spectacular once we reached the top ... those images to come soon ;)

 

Badlands National Park South Dakota

 

f/11 @ 220 seconds

Four minute exposure taken as the storm clouds passed by overhead down in the canyons of the Badlands in South Dakota. With the one car that passed by during the exposure, we were not the only ones out there in the bad weather :)

© Jeff R. Clow

 

Our last day in the Badlands of South Dakota started out with stormy weather on the horizon.....

 

If you have a moment, I hope you'll view this at the larger size linked below:

 

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Dynamic sunset across the plains of the Badlands

The rock strata there in the Badlands is amazing to see as the weather slowly erodes it away.

Here is another color comp taken of the view that was behind us there in the Badlands at sunset. I moved back a little from an earlier shot taken in this direction to compose the two mounds there a little better with the balance. The winds were a little less at this time, so a 10s capture worked pretty good at f/11. The sunset following the storm that passed through just made for some incredible light and sky color - these rocks are normally a tan color, so you can see how the filtered sunlight through the clouds transformed them here. WB here is as shot @ Cloudy Setting (5900K).

 

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park

 

So this whole purpose of this trip was...

1. To get away from normal life and to get refreshed a little bit.

2. To hike.

3. To learn some new techniques...

4. And to capture a certain picture that I had in my minds eye.

 

That certain picture was to be the majestic badlands (The grand canyon of the Midwest) in morning or evening light, you know, sunrise or sunset time frame.

Well it was only the first evening that we were there did we get any light conditions like I was looking for. So while I did not get the perfect shot I was looking for, I did have a great adventure.

 

Four guys from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, went to the SD badlands for an early spring adventure. The guys were Dave Parker, Bob Martin, Barry Moore and moi (thank you Atlantys ).

 

It was 87F this particular afternoon and by the next morning it was 35F and the next day we had snow. You can tell here, the weather is starting to turn...

 

If you are interested in being able to take pictures like this click here

 

To see my best work just Go Here.

 

Copyright Wayne Moran Photography 2009

All rights reserved

Here is another comp I took of the setting moon there in the morning while visiting the Badlands, SD. The super moon is very close to the horizon here in this shot with the clouds framing the top and bottom ... and just above the fabulous Badlands iconic landscape.

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