Badlands National Park, SD
There’s a thrill in chasing down the sun in the Badlands.
Before snapping this shot, I was cruising through Cedar Pass, hoping to get a chance at a prime sunset scene. As I was coming up over a hill, I saw this shot and slammed on the brakes. I admire the contrast between the jagged rock wall and the sunlit terrain that expands behind it. The softness of the greenery in front of the rugged wall also makes a startling comparison.
It’s nice to be able to reflect on this scene after the hastiness it took to get the shot before the sun sank too low. I had only left myself a minute or two to snap this fiery picture, so I’m happy I stopped when I did.
When a sky ablaze presents itself to you, don’t waste any time capturing the moment.
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikkor 24-70 f2.8
Exposure: 1/25 second