March 25, 2017
By Herb Ryan
Saturday afternoon was a slow news day in Custer until a call came in for Custer County Search and Rescue to help find two overdue hikers in the Sylvan Lake area. A common call as the weather warms up and the crowds start hiking up to Black Elk Peak. I did take my time getting there and was pleased to hear on arrival that the hikers were back and all was well. The Search and Rescue Team decided to try out their new radio repeater to see if it would improve two-way radio transmission in the area and eliminate radio dead zones during search and rescue operations.
I have a photo shoot scheduled in the area Friday and needed to be in the area in the afternoon to scout specific locations and sun angles. So, always trying to improve skills on an overcast day, or any day for that matter, I got down in the duck soup and started shooting. Hope you enjoy and appreciate that we have all this beauty in our immediate area.
Custer Free Press will eventually become more along the lines of “Life” Magazine with photo-essays, and essential local news.
Unless otherwise stated all photos are original and taken by Herb Ryan/Herb Ryan Photography