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The Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

This is a view of the Painted Desert portion of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, USA. The actual "Badlands" stretch across North Dakota, Montana, and into potions of Wyoming. They are amazing to view because driving across the vast plains of North Dakota, for example, there is no indication of any such change to the driver. But all of a sudden, the plains begin to roll and incline...Next thing you know you are looking at scenes such as this.

This Park was named for Theodore Roosevelt because he was an avid lover of Grasslands and hunting...but he also recognized the importance of animal and natural preservation.

This is one of the shots I captured on our way west to the great Pacific Northwest. I hope you enjoy it.

NIKON D800 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Frances from Boston, United States

A beautiful image here Denny. Excellent color and detail. Have a good weekend.

15 Oct 2016 9:49am

@Frances: Thank you Frances. Not being as technically astute as I should be, I'm not real jazzed at how the IQ translates onto an iPhone for instance . Guess I better check into that ;-) ,.... But thank you. :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Find capture! I recently read a book that dealt with that particular park.

15 Oct 2016 10:35pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Looks like a very interesting and beautiful place.

15 Oct 2016 11:16pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe

16 Oct 2016 7:37am

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Now I know why it's called the Badlands, Looks like you could easily get lost out there. Thanks for sharing.:))

16 Oct 2016 8:00am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Spectacular !!

16 Oct 2016 9:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous panorama.

17 Oct 2016 4:44pm

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Wow, beautiful!

17 Oct 2016 6:00pm

NIKON D800
1/160 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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