Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial #2

Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Architecture

State: South Dakota

City: Keystone

GPS Latitude: 43.879101

GPS Longitude: -103.459068


From Rapid City take US-16 W and 244 to get there. The location is hard to miss. GPS will guide you to the right location

Photo Spot Details

If you’re going to South Dakota and near Black Hills you won’t miss this place. After viewing the carved architecture from the other side do the 0.4 mile loop hike that takes you at the foot of the mountain. This hike is really good if you want different angle photographs of each head. Tripod is optional here, also you have an entry fee to enter the park. The hike gives you history behind the whole place and worth doing it for educational and photography purposes. The photo of George Washington was shot from a small cave under the foot of the mountain which is also part of the hike loop.

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial #1
NIKON DSLR + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm, ISO 400, 1/400, f/9.0
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial #3
NIKON DSLR + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm, ISO 160, 1/250, f/10.0
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial #4
NIKON DSLR + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, ISO 320, 1/250, f/10.0


Mt. Rushmore National Memorial


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