Badlands Panorama

Badlands

I feel like the Badlands get ignored because they don’t have the biggest, tallest, wildest, whatever-est claim, but it really was a beautiful park, and based on pictures I’ve seen from other people, I would readily go back there for another visit.  Of course, we were there in the early early spring – maybe things get a bit more dead and tumble-week like later in the year.

Pictures taken with Panasonic Lumix TS-4, lens @ 4.9mm (28mm eq.), 1/1250 sec, f/3.3, ISO 100

Black Bear

Black Bear

Sticking with the animal theme for one more picture, this is one of the better shots I got of a bear while in Yellowstone, even though it’s a black bear and not the more impressive Grizzly.  Hung around watching this one forage for about an hour and of course took a bunch of pictures.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF70-300mm lens @ 300mm, 1/640 shutter, f/8.0, ISO 800

Eindhoven Sunrise

Eindhoven Sunrise

This one’s an obvious HDR – but in defense of unnatural post-processing, it looks better than any of the individual shots, regardless of how much processing is done to them.  I’ve shared the picture before, here & here because apparently when we’ve stayed in Eindhoven, Netherlands for work, we always stay int the same hotel and on the same side of the hotel at that.  Blaming jet lag, I was apparently up early enough to bother taking a photograph of the sunrise over whatever little portion of Eindhoven this is.

Some google-fu leads me to conclude that this is the Holy Heart Church in the foreground.  Some basic logic leads me to believe this picture would be better if it didn’t have a portion of rooftop in the lower left corner and an office building in the right.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, various shutter & apertures, ISO 400.