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Rushmore Sky
Canon 60D
Canon 400mm f/5.6

Came home from work this evening and noted the amazing sunset potential. I then proceeded to change out of my work clothes, turn on the TV, and completely space off shooting sunset :XD: Realized it was too late and went on porch to observe the inevitable "that-was-probably-epic" sunset afterglow. That's when I noticed Mount Rushmore popping out against the Black Hills. Of course! During the summer, they always have a nightly lighting ceremony around 8pm. By that time, the city lights are too bright and drown out this view. However, now that the main tourism season is over, they no longer do the late nightly lighting ceremony. Instead, they light it up closer to sunset. This was the first night of the year that I noticed it in time to catch a photo :)

Please tell me what you think! :thanks:
Hey guys! We had a crazy month at work and I wasn't able to log on as often as I would have liked. So between that and fall colors popping up in the Black Hills, I've been a busy bee! :phew: I've also come to the realization that I've done two 365 Projects before, but what did I learn from them? Don't post mediocre stuff. Only post what you're proud of. I had been doing some "quick edits" that I liked but didn't necessarily think were print-worthy just to "fill the days" so I'm cutting the project short this year (since I fell behind long ago anyway :XD: ). I'm becoming more disciplined about frequency of posting, when to post, when to update, etc. and I've got a lot of exciting stuff to share in the coming months :)

SO, instead of the usual landscape photo, here's a shot I took while Chris and I were exploring an aspen grove that ended up surprising me. The color of the leaves, the drying grass, the rotting stump, it all felt very atmospheric and oddly captured the experience better than the typical "aspen canopy" shots (though I got a few of those too!).

Hope you like it, and let me know what you think! :thanks:
Black Hills Bristlecone
Canon 6D
Bower 14mm f/2.8

Okay, so it's not a bristlecone tree ;) But this old piece of wood we found while camping in the Black Hills reminded me of the popular nighttime shots you see of the Bristlecone pine trees :nod: Thought it looked dramatic against the rising moon and milky way!

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
137: Celestial Reflections
Hey guys! Now that the insect species-a-day challenge is over, back to posting some "regular" images that I never got the chance to catch up on :) Here's one from Chris and I's backpacking trip in the Black Elk Wilderness. We woke up early and caught the Milky Way rising, framed over various puddles that had pooled in the granite on which we slept. A little chilly but all in all not too bad considering how much snow was still on the northern faces of the hills! :nod:

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
136: Cardinalis Cuteness
Day 136: The FINAL day of the #SpeciesADayChallenge :wow: That sure made the month go by quick =D I believe this is a Phidippus cardinalis jumping spider. This portrait angle does its incredible coloration no justice as its entire carapace and abdomen are a bright orange/red: Incidentally one of my favorite species, and I had no idea it was native to the area before doing this project! :wow: It's been a lot of fun seeing dllavaneras amazing insects he's been posting and I hope a few of mine were at least a fraction as entertaining as his :)

Please tell me what you think! :dance:


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Evan Ludes
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Hey, my name is Evan. I've been taking photos for about 8 years and come to this community to gather inspiration and share my work. Thanks for visiting! :)

Current Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Hey everyone! Happy to say that I got quite a few "keeper" images from our recent trip to Colorado, and a lot of great memories (more on that later). Decided to extend the sale through Saturday in case anyone wants to get their hands on some of my new images, which I just posted on my Facebook page :)

$35 gets you an 18x12 of any of the images below (or literally any other image in my gallery!) signed and shipped straight to your door. Shipping is free for US residents.

Send me a note or comment with what you want by Saturday! :la: :hug:

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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi there evan!
I hope you've had a great time this Christmas and I wish you the best for the year that comes!

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TEMPERATE-SAGE Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous nature gallery!
Jason-Oatman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your photos. Have a llama.
raeanana Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Student Photographer
Spectacular gallery! Wow. :love:
Delta406 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The Weather Channel posted online your timelapse of clouds over Rapid City. It was so cool to see your name attached!
Dimentichisi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
See theres some nasties out in South Dakota right now, hope you get to take some pics! Won't be rolling into my area til 10pm-12am
wangssq Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love all of your work, so inspring!
Dimentichisi Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Great work man.
FrancescaDelfino Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd like to invite you to join to my new photography contest, the theme is sQuare Format.
You can read all rules here
Many points, feature and other prizes for the three winners.
I will offer a feature also to all those who donate some prizes for the winners.

Francesca *
idongetit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
A question, what's the difference between a cold air funnel and a landspout?
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