04-29-16 The 4 Presidents – Early Morning


I’m guessing that there have tens of thousands of photos taken from this vantage point. So what makes this photo different? Maybe two things. First, it was taken just after sunrise (on this day about 5:30) so the sunlight is casting strong horizontal shawdows. Second, I framed this photo with the curving road leading the eye to the break in the trees which reveals Mt. Rushmore in the distance. Remember to look for elements that can help frame the main subject in your photo.

Canon 1D 1/320s f/3.5 ISO250 200mm

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