I’m now back home, after a couple of weeks on the road. The main goal of the trip was to get some training and practice on a new (to me) technology that I’m looking forward to employing in my nature photography. More on that later, but on the way home I stopped and camped for 2 nights in one of my favorite national parks … the Badlands NP, in South Dakota.
I was hoping to capture some night sky images over the Badlands landscape, but the conditions were just not what I needed to get some good images. On the first evening, the sky was clouded over and I even experienced a late night rain shower. On the second night, the skies were clear. But the moon was so bright that the Milky Way was too washed out for images.
But I managed some daytime images, particularly around sunrise and sunset. Here are a couple of my favorites.
During the late afternoon, while the sun was beginning to set in the western sky, I captured this typical, Badlands landscape as the sun, low in the sky, fell across the landscape:
And on my final morning, as I drove out of the park, I again had some nice color on some of the Badlands landscape, as the sun began rising above the horizon:
Coming up, more images to process and post.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark 2 body
- Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6, IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 1/15 sec. and 1/25 sec.