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.
A deserted ride and a dark thunderous cloud passing over Owanka.
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.
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.
Sunset at Bear Butte. A popular abandoned barn of Western South Dakota on the foreground.
An Abandoned Sunset.
A Vibrant Sunset Blesses an Abandoned Barn near Sturgis, South Dakota.
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.
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.
A beautiful hike along Squaw Creek, Spearfish leading to a peaceful Devils Bathtub.
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.
Awaiting the Sunrise.
Pre Sunrise vibes at Bear Butte Lake.
Aloft on a Rock.
Poetry of Nature
A Blue hour moment at Sylvan Lake, South Dakota.
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.
Lighthouse at Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota.
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.
An impressive view of the Little Devils tower as the snow-covered hills elegantly embraced the first light of the day.
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
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.
Rust in Peace.
An Abandoned Rusty Car in a Sunset Mood.
Color of Winter.
Snowy landscape at Custer State Park, South Dakota
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.
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.
Bear Butte Sunrise.
An Eastward view from the top of Friendship tower in Mt Roosevelt near Deadwood, South Dakota.
Under appropriate light, its incredible how Badlands just comes to life.
Nothing beats the feeling of getting lost in a sunset ambience in an isolated and splendid place.
The Castles National Natural Landmark, South Dakota.
Peaceful Rapid City Morning.
A Friday morning ambience at Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City, South Dakota.
And the road becomes my bride.
This was one of the prettiest highways I have ever been onto - Pikes Peak Highway.
Last rays from the Sun before stars come dancing out.
A calm post sunset feel at the Badlands.
Pre-Sunrise - A Momentary Moment.
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.
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.
A little piece of Badlands Magic.
A Zingy Sundown.
The setting sun vividly painted the cotton candy skies over Pactola Lake.
The Beautiful Stump.
The sunset view of some farmland and the Devils Tower from the South side.
An Early Morning Pleasantness at Stockade Lake.
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, 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.
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.
Morning Colors at Stockade.
A beautiful morning at Stockade Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota.
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.
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.
One Fine Sunday Morning in Canyon Lake Park.
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.
A setting sun from the heart of Black Hills.
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