There is something about snow and winter that absorbs and dampens surrounding sound for even a quieter ambience. And the contrast between the setting sun and the snow can often get surreal. A soothing sunset over the frozen Sheridan Lake.
Summer afternoon at the String Lake, Grand Teton National Park.
An unforgettable morning at the T. A. Moulton Barn in Grand Teton National Park.
A graceful statue symbolizing Lakota and Dakota cultures in South Dakota.
A fine wintery morning at Spearfish Falls provided for an exquisite contrast of colors.
The waning light of the day elegantly highlights the flying snow.
A mellow sunset grazes a farm field in front of the Devils Tower (Bear's Lodge) - one of my happy places.
Some wildflowers in a sunset mood.
A jolly sunset in Dinosaur Park, Rapid City.
Independence Day Fireworks at Devils Tower. You can also see some daredevils ascending the tower.
Walls of Time.
Captivating colors, textures and patterns carved over millions of years time.
The Desert Wave.
The awe-inspiring walls of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona.
Bear Butte and the Barn.
Sunset at the popular abandoned barn of Western South Dakota.
An Abandoned Sunset.
A vibrant sunset is usually a pleasant thing to watch; not this one. The deep red color in the clouds had some ominous feel to it.
An artist called Time, and the Earth its canvas.
Morning at Sheep Mountain Table. One of my favorite area in the Badlands National Park.
I could just sit here silent and enjoy the view, for silence isn't empty, its full of answers.
She is Dignity.
Clothed in diamond, she stands tall
Watching the Missouri, she shows courage and wisdom for all.
She is a star, She is graceful
She is a promise, She is Dignity.
A beautiful pier that tumbles into Lake Michigan at Atwater Park, Milwaukee.
Staring into epic vastness of space.
Red Shirt Table, one of the most breathtaking places in the Badlands to be at; felt like I came to a whole different world.
Sylvan Lake before the Crack of Dawn.
Ready to jump into one of these Kayaks !!
Bridal Veil Falls, Spearfish Canyon.
A beautiful Fall in one of the prettiest scenic highways of the country, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, South Dakota.
Up Among the Mountains.
Path less travelled often leads to captivating destination.
Aloft on a Rock.
Poetry of Nature
A Blue hour moment at Sylvan Lake, South Dakota.
Drama in the Sky.
When the Sun leaves for the day, the sky tends to get emotional and we get to see such beautiful drama.
Bear Butte Moon Rise
Beaver Creek Bridge.
An evening at the beautiful and historic Beaver Creek Bridge, Wind Cave National Park.
Lady in White.
Snow covered Lady Dignity.
Field of Suns.
Sunflowers always bring a sense of joy in me, instantly puts me in a happy mood.
Sweet Clover Sea.
A Winter's Tale.
A wilted barn in the middle of winter, a fine morning in Custer Peak.
The Sun has Set.
The sun has figuratively set in Owanka, now almost a ghost town. I love when there is a little symbolism in a photograph. Once a small thriving town, but a series of unfortunate events and decisions started a chain reaction to its decline. I love going back to this place to improve on previously taken images. This one particular was a perfect evening with a crescent moon and the evening star, Venus, lining up behind the railroad track and the abandoned grain elevator.
The vast expanse of the landscape, enthralling textures n colors, and the way light reflects and bounces from one wall to another is quite mesmerizing. Magical South Dakota.
An abandoned ride and a dark thunderous cloud passing over Owanka, SD.
An uncanny friendship to say the least - A skeleton man walking his skeleton dinosaur. A creative and playful visual that welcomes you to Black Hills and Badlands from the East.
A little piece of Badlands Magic.
The Fab Four.
Amphitheatre at Mt. Rushmore National Monument.
Sunset at the Iconic Horseshoe Bend.
A panoramic view of Colorado river forming the Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ
Cathedral Spires First Light.
The amazing needles lit by the first rays of the sun as seen from the highest point in South Dakota.
Sculpted by Nature.
A fine wintery morning at Spearfish Falls.
Color of Winter.
The soothing stillness and beauty of a snowy landscape at Custer State Park, SD.
Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse.
Poems of Mother Nature.
A beautiful hike led to a beautiful view. As the saying goes, trees are poems the mother nature writes upon the sky; I certainly found pleasure and comfort being here.
Setting sun by the fireplace out in the woods.
No wifi out here but still found a better connection. A perfect place to camp, at Fremont Canyon, Wyoming.
Spearfish Falls, Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota,
A piece of mini-paradise. Feeling the spray from the waterfall on your face and watching and listening the stream rush by is simply astounding.
Bear Butte Sunrise.
An Eastward view from the top of Friendship tower in Mt Roosevelt near Deadwood, South Dakota.
Bear Butte Panorama.
Moon so close, one can feel it. A day before the most awaited Supermoon.
A sweat lodge structure in front of Devils Tower. A place of spiritual refuge, mental and physical healing and a place to get answers and guidance.
Boating and fishing in Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota.
Last rays from the Sun before stars come dancing out.
A calm post sunset feel at the Badlands.
A South Dakotan Sunset.
The sun goes down as its rays gleam through an iconic barn in Western South Dakota. The warm rays of the sun kissing the grass plains sure did seem to excite some emotions. Wish there were some clouds to fill the vacant sky.
Peace, Prayer and the Prairie.
An iconic barn in front of a majestic mountain in Sturgis, South Dakota.
A setting sun from the heart of Black Hills.
A beautiful hike along Squaw Creek, Spearfish leading to a peaceful Devils Bathtub.
An old covered wagon on the historical Oregon trail at Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska.
A soothing summer evening at the Jackson Lake overlooking the Teton range. Wild Geranium were blossoming real fine.
Rapid City Fireworks.
The view of the 4th of July fireworks from the Dinosaur Park, Rapid City.
Sunshine, blue skies and palm trees. Few elements for a relaxing day.
A chilly murmur from the creek and a delightful treat for the eyes. For a moment I was glad it was winter. A frigid yet beautiful evening at Spearfish Canyon.
In Solitude, but not Alone.
A calm post-sunset view by the side of Mississippi river.
Sunrise view of Bear Butte through thick smokes captured from Mt Roosevelt.
A soothing view of the Little Devils tower as the snow-covered hills elegantly embraced the first light of the day.
Wild, Beautiful and Free.
The impressive grand canyon of the Yellowstone.
A Zingy Sundown.
The setting sun vividly painted the cotton candy skies over Pactola Lake.
The Ancient Stump.
The sunset view of some farmland and the Devils Tower from the South side.
A Promise of Spring.
Broken dreams, broken homes, but still got a sunshine of Hope. A delightful sunlight piercing through the woods one fine morning in Custer Peak.
That Lone Tree.
Warmth from the sun before a snow storm.
An early scenic morning in the township of Scenic, South Dakota.
Feelings don't walk away.
Feelings don't walk away, people do. A vibrant sunset blesses an abandoned home in the ghost town of Ardmore, South Dakota. All the Sorrow and Joy, the tear and laughter it must have once seen and cherished.
Nothing beats the feeling of getting lost in a sunset ambience in an isolated and splendid place.
The Castles National Natural Landmark, South Dakota.
Friendship Tower Sunrise.
A lovely morning hike at Mt Roosevelt Friendship Tower Monument.
Morning vibes at Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower,
A gorgeous place for a short early morning hike.
Under appropriate light, its incredible how Badlands just comes to life.
Peaceful Rapid City Morning.
A Friday morning ambience at Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Hippie Hole Waterfall.
Hippie Hole. One of the most amazing hikes in the Black Hills.
Rocky Mountain Range
A view from summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado.
A gem in the heart of Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota.
Lost in the moment.
Beautiful Sylvan Lake morning makes a great ambience for a joyful kayak ride.
Lighthouse at Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota.