It's a butte, ain't it?

As part of my Foto Safari in 2017, the family and I passed by Sugar Loaf Butte on our way to Toadstool Geological Park. Buttes are created differently than mountains. Mountains are the crust of the earth thrust up when two tectonic plates collide. Buttes, I found out, are formed by erosion. The top part resists the erosion process while the lower layers do not. The peak's elevation is 3701 feet above sea level -a lone hill surrounded by the grass plains. Nebraska is popularly considered a very flat part of the country. Compared to living in Florida, Nebraska nearly towers over her. One day I plan to go back, hopefully soon.


Sugar Loaf Butte, Nebraska, Oglala Grasslands
Sugar Loaf Butte, Nebraska, Oglala Grasslands

I made two versions of the same photo - one in color and the other in black and white. I can't decide which one I like best. Let me know which one you prefer.

A black and white version of Sugar Loaf Butte
BW Sugar Loaf Butte, Nebraska, Oglala Grasslands

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Settings - ISO 100, f/5, 1/1600s

Equipment - Nikon D610, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2

I edited the photo for social media.

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