Lake Mitchell .. Mitchell, South Dakota.
This a quiet place down the road from my parents place .. when I am home I can often sneak off for a quiet morning or two here and get some good practice with the camera .. this is one of my favorite spots on the lake.
South Dakota is most often associated with the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore .. or Native American culture .. or for those of us with cameras maybe the Badlands .. all of these things are found in the vast arid ranch land that makes up the "West River" half of the state ... I grew up in "East River" South Dakota .. a humid farming area similar to Minnesota and Iowa ..
From an earlier image:
My dad is a historian and archeologist. In
the early 1970s he excavated a prehistoric probably pre Mandan village
on the lake. Now there is a major dig on the site .. but a good portion of the site goes under this man made lake. The burial grounds are under the local golf course .. which is why it has such nice rolling hills (sarcasm). I guess we call all this progress
I have posted three very different images of this lake ...
Here is the first
and the second
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sothy81 (9588) 2006-12-14 21:49
HI John, nice photo again from the lake. ALso nice color of the tree. The water moving is also great. Sothy
gunbud (34066) 2006-12-14 23:09
Beautiful foliage with your trademark long exposure. Very imformative note and I would like to know if it is ture that there is evidence that the Mandan are somehow related to the Welsh? I've been told the Vikings raided Welsh village and captured some slaves that ended up in the Dakotas?
izmirli (3987) 2006-12-15 0:19
merhaba dear john
beautiful nature and trees.beautiful lovely colours.well done.
Benedict (7076) 2006-12-15 1:07
as i said prior, wished we had this kind of autumn in LA!
very detailed and sharp compo, john! I love autumn! great long exposure shot as ususal...
robertbartolome (270) 2006-12-15 2:55
What can I say... this is a gorgeous place. Another place to add to my wishlist of places to visit (crossing my fingers here :-) )
Great job man. Merry Christmas to you and Andrew!
Donald (136) 2006-12-15 11:20
Aw now John, this is a wee masterpice the water is just the bees knee spot on old chapp perfect slow water lake shot with great DOF and a great POV.
You noe is great to as is your reply to gunbud very intersting, as I never knew any of that bit of histroy.
Top Mark yet again!!
evanrizo (456) 2006-12-15 16:34
A very good composed photo,with wonderful colors
thea0211 (1365) 2006-12-16 8:08
perfect texture of water and beautiful color combination - looks like a gorgeous corner of the world!
plimrn (21344) 2007-04-20 15:02
Having wandered around looking at all three photos, I settled on this one for its lovely autumn color. Your excellent note adds interestring detail. Sorry I'm slow with responding, we've been on the road and my coverage has been spotty.
char_mifsud (541) 2008-02-12 13:06
A very good composed photo, with wonderful colors. Well done.
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Autumn, Lakes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 20:58