Prairie Sunset

I am out in prairie land in southwestern Minnesota this weekend, photographing the natural wonders here.

Cottonwood Prairie near Windom, MN.

Cottonwood Prairie near Sanborn, MN.  Native prairie is mostly grass with relatively few flowering forbs.  But the golden evening light makes even grass a beautiful scene.

Rockridge Prairie, near Sanborn, MN.  These outcrops of Sioux Quartzite are the reason these natural prairies were never plowed.

Rockridge Prairie, near Jeffers, MN. These outcrops of Sioux Quartzite are the reason these natural prairies were never plowed.

15 thoughts on “Prairie Sunset

  1. Thanks for the pictures of home! Just a few more weeks and I get to make my annual trip to the prairie and can witness it in person.

    • No special filters, but I did blend three photos at different exposures into the top photo (HDR), to bring out all the color. The bottom photo was shot right as the sun was dipping below the horizon, turning the grass heads to orange. I had to lighten it up to be able to see the rock.

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