The South Dakota Badlands have a menacing beauty. Colorful, rich in texture and expansive, the Badlands under the right conditions can provide a landscape photographer endless opportunities. Having visited the Badlands National Park in the spring I was happy to find intense green grass dotted throughout the landscape. Recent rains and overcast light enhanced the intensity of the green grass providing a nice offset to the rusty red color normally found in the sedimentary layers of the eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires. Spring in the Badlands is certainly not a bad place to be with your camera.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM, f/22, 1/10 sec
[tags]photography, landscape, Badlands National Park, badlands, South Dakota, stock photo[/tags]