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    Posted: 27 July 2017 at 00:15
I have waited for years to have the right set of circumstances align: no moon on a weekend that I didn't have to work. This came about last weekend, prompting me to make the 500 mile trip to the Badlands. There was the added bonus of having smoke haze from wildfires to the west that really made the sunsets spectacular.


The shots I was hoping to get
A850 w/ Tokina 11-16 2.8
#1


#2



#3 sunset light
A77ii w/ Tamron 17-50 2.8


#4 Yellow Mounds area
A 850 w/ Minolta 35-70 4.0



#5 The Wall in the morning light
A77ii w/ Minolta 80-200 2.8


#6 Big Horn sheep
A77ii w/ Sony 70-400 G



#7 A happy pair
A77ii w/ Sony 70-400 G


Edited by Basil - 27 July 2017 at 00:34
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 02:11
Well, good for you! the first shot of the night sky is fabulous (very nice composition!)although why so blue - not saying I don;t like, just asking because I do think I prefer the colour of the second if it werre available.

That is an amazing place - the yellow mounds and the wall are startling - and I would fly 500 miles to be there too (unfortunately the distance for me is rather more!)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 03:30
Thanks for the comments. The difference is in the white balance. The blue is the tungsten setting while the second is as shot. I was just playing around with color. I tend to like the pop of the blue because it is different.

It was well worth the drive it took to get there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 09:46
Marvelous series, thanks for sharing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 10:30
Spectacular set, and well worth your wait to get everything aligned as you needed it for these photographic expressions.
I feel the first shot fits better to my preconception of what the stars in the night sky should look like.
The golden hour shots at sunset and sunrise are wonderful, and the bighorn sheep is a very fine nature portrait.
Thanks for posting.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 15:40
Congratulations! I think you pushed your A850 to the limits I prefer the first shot in terms of composition but I also think that it is a tad too blue.

#4 is also beautiful, what a stunning landscape.

I hope you do not have to wait years again until you can go out there to take pictures again! 500 miles is also quite a distance
 



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Great photos, thats more color than I ever saw in the Painted Desert badlands Arizona.
Envious, been to Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone twice, didn't make to the badlands either time. Excellent Milky Ways, I'll bet you'll never forget it

Thanks for sharing great pictures of a special part of our country
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2017 at 23:36
Here's #1 re-worked to pull out some of the blue

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