Heart Shaped Box.
Sometime having a human element in a nightscape can be super fun and can add weight to the photo. Loved how this turned out with my lighting setup and specially with the shape of the shadow.
Spinning sky over the arid landscape of Badlands National Park.
Closer look of the photogenic core region with endless sea of stars. Foreground peaks illuminated with an artificial light source.
Enjoyed shooting this panoramic view of our galaxy overlooking a beautiful mini canyon in the Badlands. Additional lights were used to illuminate the landscape.
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.
Ripples of airglow above the rugged badlands landscape.
A graceful badlands landscape and the heavens above. Mars on the left, Jupiter on the right and the stellar Milky Way in between. If you look closely you'd also see Saturn near the middle somewhere.
An Abandoned Car under a beautiful Star Light.
Of Stars and Men.
A stark silhouette of some good old star-loving humans under Antares.
Textures in Soil, Textures in the Sky. Charm of Badlands Night Sky.
Under appropriate light, its incredible how Badlands just comes to life.
The Angry Mob.
Dreams of Mars.
The setting Moon lights the Badlands landscape while the Milky Way rises on the backdrop.
Eye to eye with a Pronghorn.
Land of the Stars.
Panoramic view of the rising Milky Way and the Moonlit Badlands.
Love of My Life.
BIg Horn Sheep at the Badlands.
A little piece of Badlands Magic.
Milky Way Arc and the colorful display of airglow above a picturesque rugged badlands landscape revealing many layers of valleys and formations and the vast plains on the horizon.
An early scenic morning in the township of Scenic, South Dakota.
As humans tucked in their warm cozy bed, the night sky was having a ball of its own. Its around midnight, sky is filled with stars that appear so bright. A crescent moon has just risen in the badlands casting warm soft light on the tiny badlands' peaks. Milky Way dust lane is sweeping across the sky and a shooting star decides to drop by in one of the frame. One of my personal favorite nightscape.
The radiant glow of Badlands Night Sky.
This was how I celebrated my birthday, under a billion star hotel. Off to peace and solace, and closer with our stars. What better way to celebrate the day that you came into this earth!!
Looking towards the centre of our Galaxy.
The dark horse nebula and the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex make a distinct feature among the vast sea of stars and dust.
To Big Dipper.
The colorful badlands terrain lit by a rising moon.
Last rays from the Sun before stars come dancing out.
A calm post sunset feel at the Badlands.
Rust and Stardust.
An old, abandoned car makes a spectacular subject for a star studded night sky photograph.
Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
Our beautiful neighbor. It is the closest large galaxy from us and is one of a few galaxies that can be seen unaided from the Earth. Picture taken from Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
A calm view to rekindle my adrift mind.
Sweet Clover Sea.
W for Wildflowers.
Wildflowers in the Badlands under a starry sky.
Into the Milky Way.
Panoramic view of our night sky facing East above the snow covered Badlands.
The Last Kiss.
A Perseid meteor kisses the milky way goodbye, quite a romantic and spectacular night at the Badlands during the Perseid meteor shower 2018.
The vast South Dakota prairie and the torrent of stars above does knock on one’s spiritual corner quite well.
The crown jewel of our Milky Way - Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.
The dark skies of South Dakota reveals such a colorful night sky, just makes you fall in love with it all over again. The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex has one of the most vibrant and colorful nebulas in space.
An artist called Time, and the Earth its canvas.
Morning at Sheep Mountain Table. One of my favorite area in the Badlands National Park.
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.
Colorful Badlands under the Milky Way.
A friend of mine once said to me that South Dakota doesn’t have a nightlife.
Well…I beg to differ. It gets insanely beautiful around here.
The Good in the Badlands.
The magic spell of Badlands Nightscape. Half the park is after dark.
Green, the color of life is quite prominent in our night sky as well. A vibrant display of airglow can be seen in this North-to-South panoramic view of our Milky Way above some pigmented badlands' topography.
The Pedestal Rock and the Glittering Sky.
Night Sky over Pedestal Rock in Badlands National Park.