Back to where the trees grow tall and ain't a sound for miles around

I’m revisiting the far-northwest corner of Nebraska’s panhandle to finalize a project I began way back in the summer of 2013. The project, entitled Oglala, is an exploration of the area in and around the Oglala National Grasslands. I fell in love with the grasslands way back in 2007 during my initial travels of the state and continue to find myself drawn to this wide open, almost-desolate place.

Today marked the first time I’ve ever experimented with a 16:9 aspect ratio. And once I tried it a few times, I found myself wanting to use it more and more. I’m quite surprised by how much I kept coming back to the wider format. Western Nebraska just makes sense in such a cinematic way.

Tomorrow, I will be making a detour into South Dakota and the southern edge of Badlands National Park.


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