Some landscapes are so sweeping its an incredible challenge to portray them properly in a tightly constrained photo, no matter what the format or lens used. The South Dakota Badlands fall into that category. Standing at any one of numerous scenic lookouts one’s field of view is completely filled with this amazingly surreal landscape.
South Dakota Badlands Spring Panoramic – Badland National Park, South Dakota
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On this particular day the weather was turning for the worst, but the cloud cover provided nice even lighting to bring out the color in the eroded hillsides. Sporadic rain rejuvenated grass and flowers sprinkled through out the scene giving this otherwise desolate landscape vibrancy of color and life. Impossible to capture in entirety I opted to capture this scene in a panoramic format with a hint of life revealing itself amidst an endless maze of canyons.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 90mm tilt-shift, 3-image horizontal panoramic
[tags]photography, South Dakota, badlands, landscape, panoramic, stock photo, fine art[/tags]