SouthDakota - Mark Kinsman
Badlands Sunrise Storm Brewing

Badlands Sunrise Storm Brewing

1st sunrise in the Badlands was short lived - a storm was brewing in the West, moving fast. The blue near the horizon was actually a deep purple blue. The forground clouds were starting to swirl and I realized it was proibably not a good idea to be as far away from the car as I was, since there was no straight, flat route to it. That and the posted warnings about poisonous snakes was enough. I stopped shooting and worked my way back to the car to head back to the motel. Got there just in time for the storm to break. Too bad, I was looking forward to some lightening strikes over the hills! The storm turned out to be short lived and the rest of the day was picture perfect. - just enough clouds to keep the sky interesting as the strom moved off further east.