Photo Friday: Dawn Over the Sandhills

The previous night a storm had moved through Sandhills and Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Nebraska. As the morning sun rose in the east, the grasses and clouds glowed with vibrant pastel colors.
Dawn Over the Sandhills

Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest Wildlife Refuges in the lower 48 states and fairly remote. The landscape is dominated with rolling sandhills with nestled lakes, animals of all type, and many, many windmills. These windmills play an important part with delivering water for ranching in this region. They dot the scenery all over the sandhills, and in fact, they identify where you are on a map. Each one is adorned with a number and if you get lost, you can look at the number and correlate the location on a map. Luckily, I didn’t have to do that, but it’s nice to know they are there in case I did. I did take this beautiful morning to capture one of these remote windmills under the morning clouds and the sloping sandhills in the background.

Technical Details:
Canon SL1, 10-22 ef-s, f/8, 1/200 sec.
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

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