Prairie Grass Dance

Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota

While driving the backroads of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in western South Dakota I stumbled on this amazing prairie grass and had to spend some photographing it. The wind was persistent, as it always is on the prairie, and the most challenging aspect of capturing this photo was waiting for a brief lull in the wind. I set up my composition, metered the scene, loaded my film holder and waited for about 20 minutes until the wind died down for about 30 seconds. I was able to capture one image before the grasses were dancing again.

Zone VI, Schneider 210mm, Yellow Filter, 1 second at F45, TMAX 100. Photo © copyright by Joseph Rossbach.

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