As I make my photographic journeys through the great grasslands of North Dakota, I am drawn to certain familiar buttes and grassy slopes time and again. This is a landscape that I have photographed before, but the colors were more autumnal and more of the foreground was included in that version. It would be fun [...]
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It’s only five degrees above zero today, so it’s nice to think back to the warm and golden days of the year. I added photos of longhorn cattle, wild horses on a ridge, sunsets over the badlands, and the prairie slopes covered with autumn color to my Blurb book recently. I do want to add some [...]
I’m having a great time adding some of my favorite North Dakota photos to my Blurb book of drawings. They are a very nice complement to the drawings, and give the book a fuller dimension. These two photos are actually part of a three panel drawing I have planned for the future, “Dakota Prairie Grasslands.”
I love the sloping lines of the North Dakota grassland country, whether they are bright green, rust and gold, or white with snow. My drawings so far have been mainly of the summer and autumn seasons, so I’d like to expand my body of work to include the whole spectrum of prairie color.
To me, the landscape of the North Dakota prairies and badlands along the East River Road is one of utter perfection. Legions of landscape designers could not have come up with anything nearly this stunning.
Here’s another photograph of the North Dakota Badlands near Amidon. I’ve had a cold this week, and have spent the time looking for additions to my wardrobe. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for landscapes as well as clothes. I found some corduroy jeans in russet, loden, chocolate, and deep khaki that would fit [...]
This is another view from the East River Road in September. Autumn on the prairie is more subtle than autumn in the woodlands, but if you are observant, you’ll see that almost everything is contributing to a new, warm palette. The little bluestem grass, the green ash trees, the buffaloberry bushes, the rabbitbrush, the sagebrush, [...]
Here’s a photograph of the hills at the Burning Coal Vein area northwest of Amidon back in September. I wish the autumn colors would last longer.
Here’s another photo along the East River Road in September, with the rich colors of the grasses and trees.
I’m going back over my September files of the North Dakota grasslands and seeing what might work for drawings.