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Mt. Rushmore at Dawn

Dawn at Mt. Rushmore

Dawn at Mt. Rushmore

I got up at about 4:30 to get this shot because I read that the light at dawn would be fantastic.  Well, unfortunately it was very cloudy, and all I got was the blue light of early dawn.  This was shot with my Nikon D200 just before 6:00 a.m., and it was COLD out there!  Makes a nice counterpoint to my evening Mt. Rushmore posted earlier. (f 4.5, shutter speed 1/20)

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Evening at Mt. Rushmore

Evening at Mt. Rushmore

This photo was taken at the special evening program which was lovely–very patriotic and educational, as well.  It focused on the accomplishments of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, (Teddy) Roosevelt, and Lincoln.  I used my Canon EOS Rebel XT for this shot, though I also shot it with my Nikon D200 and my Panasonic Lumix TZ5.  (f 4.0, ISO 1600)

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mt-rushmore-mountain-goat

I had no idea that Mt. Rushmore was also famous for its mountain goats!  (Panasonic Lumix f 4.6)  I had a great time there, seeing the Presidential monument both in the evening and first thing in the morning.  Will post one of those shots next.

Sorry I haven’t posted since Friday, but was on a father/son mini-vacation up in the White Mountains from Saturday through Monday.  Will try to post 1 or 2 photos from there over the next few days.

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