I took this shot with my compact Panasonic Lumix LX-5 while riding as a passenger in a car going 65+ miles per hour on a trip to Dubuque, Iowa. It needed some sharpening, but other than that this is pretty much what it looked like. There was an eerie light whenever the sun was able to push its way through the mass of clouds overhead. This area is on the eastern fringe of what is known as the Driftless Area (This is based on how we approached it. It starts further north to the west of where I took this shot). The Driftless Area features large rolling hills formed by deposits of silt, sand, rocks and other debris that was picked up by glaciers during the life of the glaciers as they expanded across the North American continent. Much of that material was at the bottom of the glaciers where it acted somewhat like a set of ball bearings, facilitating the movement of the glaciers across the countryside. In this way, the material was carried many hundreds of miles until the glaciers finally met their end (pun sort of intended) in the Driftless Area.
Photo Mining – Trip through the Driftless Area to DubuquePosted: November 10, 2013 in Digitally Manipulated Images, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Places, Wisconsin
Tags: Driftless Area, Farms, Glaciers, Hills, Landscape photography, Sky, Southwestern Wisconsin, Travel photography