Picnic spot

Fuji S602 digital.  1/240 second @ f/8 /

Where we stopped for lunch and to recover from dizziness.
Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

Little Fluffy Clouds

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Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

Thrust Fault

Fuji S602 digital.  1/300 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

noted elsewhere

Winding road

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Going up the Big Horn Mountains
Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

Overlook

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On the way up
East side of the Big Horn Mountains
Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

How I will remember Wyoming

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That state has many views like this.
The Big Horn Mountains
from the road near Ranchester
Northern Wyoming, USA
July 2nd 2005

They don't lie

Last cloud picture for now

Fuji S602 digital.  1/85 second @ f/4.5.  Rotated NINE DEGREES in Photoshop.  I apologise for the incompetent photography. /

I promise!
Close to Moorcroft, Wyoming, USA
July 1st 2005

noted elsewhere

OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

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Between a storm and Moorcroft
Wyoming, USA
July 1st 2005

More cloud porn

Fuji S602 digital.  1/105 second @ f/8. /

I must confess I can't remember whether this image is the right way up or should be rotated.

Northeastern Wyoming, USA
July 1st 2005

Thundercloud

Fuji S602 digital.  1/85 second @ f/7 & ISO 200. /

I remember learning about the distinctively shaped clouds that go with thunderstorms in geography classes, but I've never seen it as clearly as in Wyoming. I've also never seen such big storm clouds surrounded by beautiful clear skies. I was unable to get the whole cloud in the frame because I don't have a wide-angle lens, and once we got back in the car we wanted to keep going so as not to have to drive in it.

Either Upton or Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
July 1st 2005

Update: this is definitely Newcastle, WY
Thanks Welfl for the clarification.

A grand plan

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What the Crazy Horse memorial will look like when it's finally finished.

Update: someone else found a much better way to frame this:
see Dan R's take

new photosets on flickr

I want to keep the roadtrip sequential on this photoblog, which means that any new photos are going to be blocked from it for the next few months (thanks mainly to Yellowstone). So for the time being I'm going to just link from here to new Flickr photosets:

Crazy Horse

Fuji S602 digital.  1/125 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

The Crazy Horse Monument
South Dakota, USA
July 1st 2005

It's really rather large.

noted elsewhere

High Profile

Fuji S602 digital.  1/850 second @ f/3.6. /

Mount Rushmore
South Dakota, USA
July 1st 2005

The Obligatory Photo

Fuji S602 digital.  1/350 second @ f/4. /

Team America's secret base
known to some as Mount Rushmore
South Dakota, USA
July 1st 2005

Where the heck is...

click on image for larger sizes.  Actually you can do this with every one, but I just thought I'd mention it for this one because it's so badly shrunk. /

Wall Drug
Wall, South Dakota, USA
July 1st 2005

The billboards on I-90 for this place start from over 300 miles away, in Minnesota.

Goodbye Badlands

Now in glorious technicolour

Back to the Ocean

Fuji S602 digital.  1/340 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

Looking out from the Badlands themselves,
Badlands National Park
South Dakota, USA
July 1st 2005

The Long and Winding Road

noted elsewhere

Scale

Earth and sky

Dry Creek

Life encroaches