Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Part One..Art Retreat

Chris Cernetisch and I went on an artist retreat to Custer SD.  We attended the Buffalo roundup at Custer Park.  I wrote the 2 days out and it is 8 pages typed! so I am not going to bore y'all with the entire trip at one time.

This is Part One:

Chris and I are loaded up and headed up the road.  We are some kind of excited to be taking the time to go and get pictures for color references and shots of subjects to paint...and in my case I am trying to further my Photography skills...I am after some buffalo shots.


We stopped at Wall to go to Wall Drug..as a midway stopping point and here we went to the park and grabbed some dinner.  We ate from the cooler the whole trip and ate dang well!
refueled physically we motored on..
Our next stop was the trailer we had on reserve up near Custer so it wouldn't take us toooo long the next morning to be in line for the event.

We were so shocked I forgot to get a picture of our trailer...critter trailer...we opened the windows shut the door and didn't unload a thing!
Decided it was time best spent to go learn the lay of the land at the Park and be ready for the next morning...but we were not impressed!


This is the landscape up in the Hills of SD...great boulders!

We are driving along admiring the scenery and the critters when...we spot him ....


We were surprised!! Didn't have any idea they would be like...right there! we whizzed right past and whipped around...and were coming back for a few better shots...when we heard over the speaker from the park cop..."move it along ladies"  We are rebels! We got in trouble right away!


Isn't he great! his head is full of cockle burs...and he no more thought a thing of us...
So after cruising around looking for the north viewing area...which we never did find...we decided to go ahead and leave to get fueled up for the next day...




This Mr Buffalo we saw walking along kind of towards us so we stayed put to see how close he might come...pretty dang close!..We were sitting right there next to him..I did not need the zoom up!...he is scratching his back....

and one final picture and I will continue the story tomorrow...

 
 
the beautiful sunset over this lake as we were leaving the Park....
 
Thanks for coming along this far...
 
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2 comments:

miz katie said...

haha Move it, ladies!! lol

Anne Gaal said...

Love the photos! And good for you for not wasting pixels on the critter camper! :P