Badlands National Park...sunrise/sunset

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I spent two nights in Wall, South Dakota to visit Badlands National Park. Fortunately, it stopped raining late in the afternoon of my arrival so that I could photograph the sunset that night. I returned the following night for another sunset and then went to the park for sunrise the following morning. The colors vary dramatically as the light changes. There are a couple of repeaters in this collection--but I wanted to place all the images in one thread.

1- It became clear with they call this landscape the "badlands"...very difficult terrain to cross.
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2- These are referred to as the "Yellow Mounds" for good reason.
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3- Sunrise brought very different colors
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4- I had fun with my 300 2.8 for a change (it has received very little use). These colors were NOT altered in Photoshop.
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5- Up close and personal...I captured photo handheld through the car window.
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6- This image was taken during my first hour or two inside the park.
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7- The Badlands meet the South Dakota prairie
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8- Can you spot the bison?
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9- Rattlesnakes must be very common here as well as these signs are posted everywhere.
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10- One last sunset
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Thanks again for looking...now onto Pierre to visit the State Capitol!

Glenn
 

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Beautiful set of images with some great light in the mountains.....
 

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Great set.
 

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What a beautiful place, I've always wanted to go there. Very nice set, Glenn, thanks for sharing.
 

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As always, you have provided us with your perspective of some beautiful and interesting scenery. Thank you!
 

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Wow, beautiful colors and exceptional imagery. Interesting differences in color based on light. Pretty intense terrain and to think of the indians mastering that terrain is fascinating. They were without a doubt, stellar hunters and resourceful.
 
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Wow, beautiful colors and exceptional imagery. Interesting differences in color based on light. Pretty intense terrain and to think of the indians mastering that terrain is fascinating. They were without a doubt, stellar hunters and resourceful.
Thank you...and then there is the challenge of all those rattlesnakes!

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There's a Badlands in Canada too. From Calgary, we headed East across the plains until we reached the Royal Tyrel Dinosaur Museum. That place is the heart of the Badlands: same scenery as your great shots. We only lived in Canada for half a year and I never got back. That place deserved multiple visits at different times of the year.
 

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