Badlands Images

A number of Dynolights members have headed to the Badlands of South Dakota for some spring shooting. One Group just got back and some of us are heading out this weekend.

These images were created on the Crosstown Camera Club outing to the Badlands May 5-8.  I actually had about a day and a half in the Badlands and a half day in the Black Hills. For the most part my Badland formation images were processed in Lightroom 3.4 and Photoshop CS5.   “Pastel Formations” was taken right after sunrise and some of the color was lost  in the sky.  I brought out the sky using HDR with Photomatix at the most natural  settings to bring out the remaining delicate colors in the sky.  There was a gorgeous sunrise on Saturday, May 7th.  It was a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.  “Door Trail Sunrise #2” was taken then.

Of course when you visit Wall, SD you must visit Wall Drug and have breakfast. This is a handheld HDR image of the main entrance to the Wall Drug mall taken with my Canon Powershot G11 camera and processed in Photomatix, NIK Color Efex Pro and Photoshop CS5.

Submitted by Dynolights Member Cynthia Fleury

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2 thoughts on “Badlands Images

  1. Cynthia, As always, you have a way of making your image look wonderful. I am not a fan of HDR, but yours is so different than the others. Kudos!!

    Peter W

  2. Pingback: The Badlands: VZW vs. ATT in SD | the Squished Diorama

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