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Night photography at Mount Rushmore

by Scott on November 13, 2009 · 0 comments

Mount Rushmore National Memorial makes an interesting photo subject any time, but at night it’s especially unique. Spotlights illuminate the sculpted heads for portions of the early evening and at this time of year the Big Dipper appears directly over the carvings.
A tripod and a slow shutter speed allow for proper exposure at night. Balancing the light on the memorial and the lack of light in the sky is somewhat tricky, but modern cameras usually handle the situation fairly well.

The Big Dipper twinkles directly over Mount Rushmore National Memorial during the fall months.

The Big Dipper twinkles directly over Mount Rushmore National Memorial during the fall months.

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