Grand vistas are almost
commonplace throughout the Black Hills. Many are easily accessible by
car, others, such as this view, are somewhat more difficult to reach
and may require some hiking.
In the Black Hills, photography almost doesn't
qualify as a special interest. It's more like universal. Indeed, this is
one of the world's most photogenic places.
If your pleasures run toward the grand
vistas, there are numerous high points from which you can capture the beauty
of the hills. Popular photograph spots near Keystone include the Iron Mountain
lookout, Mt Rushmore and the Needles area of Custer State Park.
If your tastes run more toward pictures
of animals and birds, it's hard to beat Custer State Park's wildlife or
the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. Both of these places are likely to produce
superb photo opportunities. Native wildlife includes, mountain goats, buffalo,
bald eagles, prairie dogs, elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, deer, antelope,
and many others.
In fact, if your interest is photography
just about anything mentioned on these web pages is likely to produce a
A gallery of Black Hills photos can be seen at http://www.pbase.com/prplexd/black_hills_extras . Perhaps the photos from the Spearfish Canyon area will inspire you.
One word of caution, however, animals in
the Black Hills are truly wild, do not approach them. Buffalo are particularly
dangerous during the spring caving and the fall mating seasons.