This photograph is in black and white. It shows striated outcroppings in the Badlands, South Dakota. The camera is aimed slightly upward from the ridge of a gulley that spans from the left of the photograph towards the right, curving away from the camera as it moves from left to right. The outcropping rises in the background, being lighter in the front and darkening as it rises. Striations appear on the lighter outcroppings caused by water running down them and causing erosion. Two peaks can be seen in the photo, one rounded on the left side in the midground, and a more pointed one on the right farther in the background. The sun appears to be coming from the left side of the camera, because there are deep shadows on the right sides of the outcroppings. Clouds appear in the sky midway up the photograph and line the background of the outcroppings, but dissipate as they near the top right corner of the photograph.
black and white photograph
Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections
Copyright University Archives, Fort Hays State University
Sternberg, George Fryer 1883-1969, "080-02: Badlands and Cloud Effect" (2021). George Sternberg Album #3 - South American Views. 239.