The Badlands are rugged, beautiful and vast. Located in the Black Hills, the park is a diverse landscape of sedimentary rock and clay which is continuously eroded by wind and water. The Lakota named this area the “bad lands” for its loose earth, steep slopes and deep sand, all of which impeded travel and uses.
Photographing the gullies, canyons, hoodoos and ravines was an amazing experience as I watched the light play on the red clay, the vibrant yellow mounds and the striations of dark minerals.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”~ Ansel Adams
“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer” ~ Ansel Adams
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams
“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.” ~ Ansel Adams