south dakota

The Badlands: Day 4 (and 5)

This is the last episode of the Badlands: day 4... and 5.

The cold and the snow had won this battle. I really couldn't hike anywhere without sinking in mud, nor could I try to make images at night (8F, -13C, was too cold for me), and the light very harsh during 99% of the day.

I was also tired after 5 nights in the back of the car, with no contact with other human beings.

So I dediced to call it a trip and leave a day early.

All in all, I had a lovely time in South Dakota and I'll be releasing the images soon.

The Badlands: Day 3

Day 3 was a very hard day in the Badlands.

It was very cold, with a high of 24 degrees F (-4C), and everything was covered in ice. The road was closed for most of the day so I decided to walk to the Badlands. Luckily for me, it opened just in time for sunset. I was limited to the viewpoints from the side of the road, but still had fun and enjoyed a beautiful place.

The Badlands: Day 2

My second full day in the Badlands was a very long one. Stuck in the car in the middle of a snowstorm that brought more than a foot of snow and winds of up to 60mph, I only had one chance to get out of the car and use my camera. But I think I made a couple of photos I'm proud of, probably the best ones of the trip as well.

The Badlands: Day 1

After all these years traveling all over the West, I feel a little bit sad now that my time in the US is coming to and end. I needed to say goodbye in a proper way.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to pack my things and drive all the way to the Badlands National Park, in western South Dakota. A drive of more than 1,000 miles that took me over 16 hours in two days.

In this first episode, I drive to the park and explore it, trying to get to know the landscape and the places I would be photographing the next days.