South Dakota Two Lane

My first visit to South Dakota took place sometime in the 1990s. I can’t remember the date but the flight into Sioux Falls was one I’ll never forget.

It was in the middle of a summer thunderstorm in a wheezy DC-9 at midnight. I wasn’t a pilot at the time but in hindsight, I can list four or five reasons why the flight crew should have been busted down to janitor.

After surviving the journey, I found that the state had everything I wanted for a wandering photography journey. An endless horizon, very late sunsets, and abundant solitude.

Much of what I had hoped to experience was inspired by the music of Shawn Colvin. I wasn’t disappointed.

My most recent trip to South Dakota was in the western part of the state. Miles upon miles of unbroken beauty on two-lane roads was the rule. This horse crossing the road was the exception.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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