Mount Rushmore

The only photos I’d seen of Mount Rushmore were the faces up close. I had never seen the mountain from which they were carved. I wanted to make a photograph from a different perspective. In order to set the scene, I’ve also included images along the way as I traveled through Nebraska and the Oglala Grasslands.

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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, the only National Parkland in Nebraska. Around those two hills hundreds of dinosaur bones were found. 

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Nebraska doing its best Utah impression

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The road across Oglala National Grassland

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Abandoned building in South Dakota

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A cat stretches as it awakens in the abandoned building

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South Dakota sheep

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Provo, South Dakota. Where old cars go to die

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Old cars in Provo, South Dakota

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The Crazy Horse Monument is going to be enormous

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Mount Rushmore

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The light was terrible, so I watched tourist for a long while waiting for it to change

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Finally at sunset I made the image I wanted, showing the mountain in which the faces are carved

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16 thoughts on “Mount Rushmore

  1. I saw this when I was 10 years old as part of our family road trip from CA to IA and I still remember the immensity of that mountain! Then last year I watched a documentary on the making of it, pretty incredible! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  2. Beautiful images. i have yet to visit Mount Rushmore…one day. I happen to be a fan of old abandoned buildings…love the lath and plaster!

  3. Fabulous set! We finally made it to Mount Rushmore on one of our cross-country drives and I am so glad we did. It’s amazing to see. Your last image is especially stunning, Russ.

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