|Water skiing at sunset at Little Moreau Recreation Area in July.|
My summer photography has been focused on South Dakota State Parks for my online column over at www.southdakotamagazine.com: (http://southdakotamagazine.com/stateparks). Typically an average of 20 or so photos are posted with each column. That means interesting shots are sometimes left on the cutting room floor. This happens mostly because I have similar shots already picked out and I'd rather show a variety rather than four different angles of the same flower. That said, I decided to post some of my favorite shots that were edited out of the columns on this post as I still like them. Click on a image for a larger file to view and thanks for stopping by!
Fawn at sunset at Little Moreau Recreation Area in early August.
A crab spider perched on a sunflower.
A couple shots of a wildflower I couldn't ID for sure. A friend of mine thinks it could be a dotted gayfeather but I'm leaning towards western ironweed... which appears to be a showier version than just regular ironweed. Either way, it is a cool looking flower.
Rain drops on leaves at Lake Alvin Recreation Area after a light shower went through in the morning.
Sunset at Lake Alvin's fishing dock.
A couple versions of me experimenting with long exposures at the boat dock at Lake Alvin. I had the shutter open for 25 to 30 seconds and walked into the shot with a Colman lantern (on dim) and then painted my silhouette at the end of the dock with a flashlight once I got there. Being able to see the Milky Way in the southern sky this close to Sioux Falls was an added bonus.