Fargo North Dakota would normally not be my destination in late November but family obligations called me up there for Thanksgiving. I took the opportunity to visit a couple of places I had never been –Sioux Falls and Badlands National Park. Sioux Falls is in downtwon Sioux Falls, SD. A nice park surrounds the waterfall itself. Unfortunately, the sun is in your face when I visited in late afternoon. Talk about lens flare. I was still able to make a couple of nice exposures using a split neutral density filter. The falls were in shadow and the sky was bright. I will have to go back when the light is hitting the falls.
After battling temperatures in the teens on Black Friday in Fargo, I stopped at Badlands National Park near Rapid City on the way back to town. The Badlands are not as colorful as the red rock formations of Utah but are still interesting for hoodoos and sandstone formations. I did not have much time to spend in the park but witnessed one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen. I tried to frame some of the formations as silhouettes against the sunset.