The Hidewood Valley & Turning Back

December 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Just a quick post today as it has been entirely too long since I last posted. A lot of business and creative work going on behind the scenes.

I was driving home from Estelline, SD after doing interviews and photos for an upcoming Public Opinion article. Lately, I have had little free time as I pursue lots of projects right now, but as often happens when driving, I'll spot something and think to myself that the scene would make for a great photograph. Seems like most of those occasions do not allow for me to stop as I need to get somewhere else.

Driving north yesterday on interstate 29 I started crossing the Hidewood Valley, a beautiful landscape that I always love seeing. It is named Hidewood as this is where some of the Sioux involved in the U.S - Dakota War of 1862 had fled from Minnesota and hid for a time. You can read more about the Hidewood in this article from South Dakota Magazine.

It was a foggy day and as I drove into the valley I came out of the fog. The light was great and even though the color was rather dull due to early winter with no snow cover, it still was a pretty scene. I drove up the other side of the valley and back into the fog and it crossed my mind that I may never get another chance to see the valley with fog hanging around this way ever again. This time, I had to turn back. I found the next exit and worked my way onto a secondary highway that crossed back under the interstate so that I could stop and find a place to shoot.

This is a landscape photo that really needed a panoramic presentation as the sky was just entirely too big and white. Thought I'd get this one posted and let you see a little bit about what I notice driving down the highway.

Hidewood001Hidewood Valley, South Dakota

I'm hoping to get some additional posts for you soon.

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

PJ


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