"EVENING LIGHT ON BADLANDS"    # SDBD 26
This image was from a family camping trip to the northern Great Plains in early June. I am from western Oregon and thunderstorms here are rather uncommon and usually not too intense. This is definitely not the case in the Plains States as a very intense storm forced us out of our totally soaked tent and into a motel one evening. These powerful rains play a major role in shaping the soft sedimentary formations that comprise The Badlands. On this particular evening, storms threatened but the rain never appeared. Near sunset, the sun hung over the western horizon with no clouds blocking it while clouds over the formations added drama to the eastern sky. This is one of my favorite shooting situations, low angle light illuminating the main subject with dramatic clouds above.

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 210/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 1 sec at f/40

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