About The River

Friday, March 10, 2017

On The Road Friday ~ Badlands ~ South Dakota ~ The Pinnacles

We are on the road today. 
Back in September 2016, our family hiked in Badlands National Park.

I am going to share the light changes in the canyons and pinnacles.

As the sun moves the painted canyons change in the colors.
You may see reds, yellows and deeper colors as the sun moves.

 Midday light can be harsh and unflattering.

A photographers dream is just after a rainstorm. The colors become extra saturated.

 Badlands National Park

I will let you scroll the rest of the photos.
Look for the colors, the blue of the sky, the patterns in the canyons.

Safety Tip 
The Badlands can be a dangerous place to explore, particularly for the photographers who have their eyes glued on their veiwfinders! The rock crumbles easily and is very slippery when wet. Make sure that before you move your feet, you move your eyes as well - away from the camera.

 Frank Lloyd Wright wrote in a letter to a South Dakota newspaper editor Robert Lusk:
Let the sculptors come to the Bad Lands. Let painters come Let the truest of artists come .... He who could interpret this vast gift of nature in terms of human habitation so that Americans on their own continent might glimpse a new and higher civilization certainly, and touch it, and feel as if they lived in it and deserved to call it their own

Thank you for joining me today!
Have a blessed weekend.


  1. I've never been to the Badlands, Carla, but your photos make me feel that I should plan a trip. The light is truly incredible. You captured it beautifully. xo

  2. Thank you for sharing you view, Carla. I have never been, but always wanted to go. What a truly amazing place.

  3. Those rock formations are amazing. Lovely shots.

  4. Hi Carla! I'm glad to see a post from you. And what a post it is!! Just gorgeous! They should be called Goodlands. But I remember from before how you told us they were named. I love the skyline pictures, they are gorgeous! It is God's sketchbook!!

  5. Hi Carla and family, Such beautiful photos from your trip. Each one is gorgeous! I wish you guys a very nice weekend. xoxo

  6. Amazing pictures, what a fantastic journey! I hope you have a fantastic weekend my friend!

  7. Beautiful captures of nature at it's best. Have a safe trip. Enjoy.

  8. Wow! So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I'm glad you've been revisiting your trip here!

    I hope school is going well! I'm so excited for you, my friend!! :)

  9. It's uniquely beautiful in its own way. I wonder why nothing grows there....

  10. Such an amazing place. You captured it beautifully!

  11. Carla,

    You captured God's handiwork so beautifully. I had never heard of the Badlands National Park before, definitely a place I'd want to visit.


  12. All I can say is WOW! So beautiful! xo

  13. The Frank Lloyd Wright quote certainly does convey the way you felt about this place and showed in your photographs. Not for the faint of heart, I imagine. Someone like me had probably better enjoy it through your photos. It must be an awesome place for the sure of foot!

  14. Beautiful photos! I love all of the color striations in the rocks...just gorgeous!! Love and hugs!

  15. These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  16. These photographs are amazing, gorgeous colours within each one.

    I do hope you had a lovely weekend.
    Good wishes for the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  17. Hi Carla! I didn't see you last week at the Hodgepodge and since there is no Hodgepodge tomorrow I just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you are having a good week :)

  18. Wow, what a neat place to visit, and you are so right, finding the right light can be challenging with rocks, which tend to bounce light, and make it hard to photograph. Your pictures are great :) Love the sunset too, and enjoyed the quote. Hope to visit there someday!

  19. Looks like a fabulous place to explore, photograph and hike. I would probably drive my husband mad stopping to take photos. Did you see any snakes, obviously a big fear seeing as we don't have to worry about then in NZ.


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