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Crazy Horse Memorial - South Dakota - Current View

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 3 June 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

As we were traveling east through South Dakota, We stopped at Mount Rushmore National Historic Monument - I had never been there but Barbara had - In addition to the well-known memorial to four US Presidents, (Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt), there is a monument in process to honor Native American Chief, Crazy Horse....This is a current a few days, I will present the final conceptual view.

Finally, please allow me to thank all of you for your patience in my absence...We are presently in Vermont where we plan to stay for several weeks. Hopefully I can resume visiting your blogs very soon now....Thanks to you all ;-) <3 Denny

NIKON D800 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 500 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est superbe un très beau paysage

3 Jun 2018 7:01pm

@Martine Libouton: Thank you so very much, Martine...I am still traveling but I think I have more time, now, to visit and make I will start tonight ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 Jun 2018 7:18pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you so much...I hope to be able to resume my visits to other pages now ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot of the work being done. I stopped there several years ago. They were not nearly as far along although the work had been going on for a long time.

3 Jun 2018 9:33pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve - Yah Like 70 years (?) it has been going on I guess... ina few days I will have post that shows the conceptual view.... When we stopped there, the visitor center was up and running but, as you mention, the monument is still not done!..... PS We drove through some kuh- razy heavy rains coming back - eeegads! Thanks, Steve ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful view and fabulous image! I have never been to Mt. Rushmore either and have always wanted to go.

3 Jun 2018 11:53pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine!! All I can say is that the lonnnnng drive across MN and SD are a challenge, once you get there, it all melts away! <3

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

This must be quite a sight in real life! Thanks for sharing the view Dennis and I look forward to more.

4 Jun 2018 12:11am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you sir! It teally is amazing. I have several shots to post later on... still working on most of them. Cheers sir ;-)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous shot !

4 Jun 2018 12:27am

@Irene: Thank you, Irene ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture of this carved mountain!! Its color stands out beautifully against the deep blue sky.

5 Jun 2018 12:46am

@Steven: Thank you Steven!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A great shot of this monument, Denny. I love your distance from it that gives us a vista view, and the profile is rendered crisply against that great deep sky tone.

5 Jun 2018 1:28pm

@Rick: Thank you very much, Rick! I was pretty happy with the visual outcome although it’s kind of a "touristy" shot..... But then, that’s what I was, I guess, LOL ;-). Merci, Monsieur!

1/400 second
ISO 500
42 mm (35mm equiv.)