We left South Dakota last Tuesday. The weather was pretty yucky the whole time, so we were glad to go. We got our drivers licences taken care of though, so we are good for another 5 years.
We spent that night at Independence Rock in Wyoming, which we have done before. It’s a rest stop, a historical place, and a nice place for an evening walk. The wind was blowing hard all night, yep…that part of Wyoming gets the wind, and we were ready to hit the road early in the morning.
When we got to Green River, we decided to do something we have always wanted, and that was to find the wild horses in the area. I did some reading and learned that going on the Wild Horse loop road is best if started in Green River. The road goes through the back country, and connects in Rock Springs. Of course we had the RV, but the dirt road looked really good, so off we went.
We tried to find a place to unhook, and leave the RV but didn’t have any luck. The area is hilly, with the road doing a steady uphill climb, so no flat spots anywhere.
Have you ever experimented with slow shutter speed photography? I have a little bit here and there, but not very much. I know that low light conditions are the best for slow shutter, or if you are shooting in the day time you need a neutral density filter to compensate for the bright light. Otherwise you just have a bright blown out image.
One evening this bull moose was thrashing the bushes. Since it was late evening, and there was no sun to speak of I knew this would be a good time to get this shot.
For this image, I slowed the shutter down and I did the moving. I wanted an image of the aspens in a more abstract way, and slowing it down helped me get that.
One reason we came to South Dakota, was to see the Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park. It really should be called the bison roundup, since that’s what they really are. But I digress.
We arrived a couple days early because we wanted to see the state park before we set up the 3 day art show. I’m glad we came early because this really is a beautiful area. We drove the wildlife loop road our first day here, and got to say hello to the small group of free roaming burros. To call them wild would be very misleading, since they were sticking their noses in peoples cars, and letting people pet them. But Oh my cuteness.
This was the only young one in the little group, such a fuzzy wuzzy.