The first picture in this gallery is actually is of Lake Sheridan, close to Pactola Lake.
Pactola Lake is just south of Deadwood in the beautiful black hills of South Dakota. The water level shown in these images is very low. I've seen it much higher at other times; about 20-30 feet higher than this.
Most of these shots were taken from a non-beaten path, high above the lake where I was able to sit on a cliff rock and enjoy the view free of fences or borders, it was hard to leave there.
© Alberto Hernandez Photography