Charlene in the Badlands, Fuji X-T1 in camera panorama.
Badlands, South Dakota. For years this place has had a strange draw on me. I am not sure why, a combination of dreaming of this place, the very name itself – and possibly the Terrence Malick movie. A few weeks ago, after a long drive from Britton in the northeast corner of South Dakota and all across South Dakota, a dream became reality as we entered Badlands National Park on a very warm Thursday afternoon.
The place is so vast and overwhelming, I never figure out how to frame it in my camera and make a picture that represents what I am feeling. My mind is somewhat stunned by a dream becoming reality. We have two hours of daylight in the park and plan to return.But it rains the next three days and that afternoon turns out to be the only visit to Badlands. Perhaps it is better that way. Badlands still seems equally a dream and a reality.
Charlene in the Badlands setting sun
Last light of the day at Badlands
Badlands, Fuji X-T1 in camera panorama
MC Black Daniels
Fuji Nordic were so generous as to give me a present back in March 2014 – a Fuji X-T1. During summer in Copenhagen I worked for about 20 commercial music events and concerts using the X-T1 (and my old trusty Fuji X-pro1). How did the X-T1 fare with music, mayhem and me?
Two gypsies waiting for the mothership to land at Grand Teton National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Midway Geyser Basin.
We began the day in Rapid City, South Dakota and drove west through heavy rain, only escaping it hours later. Then in the early evening we chased and caught up to a beautiful storm outside of Cody, Wyoming. After a day of gray the sun was finally allowed a bit of magic.
Competitor at Chadron State College Rodeo, Nebraska. I still want to be a cowboy.
One really, really, really happy Charlene and Four stoned Presidents.