Mt Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota

North & South Dakota Landscape Photography

by: Darwin A. Mulligan


The best time to photograph lakes is at sunrise as there is usually very little wind.   This photograph is Sylvan Lake located in the Black Hills of South Dakota


Rocks and Reflections.  Sylvan Lake, Black Hills, South Dakota


A slow shutter speed blurs the flow of water at Roughlock Falls, located west of the town of Deadwood, South Dakota


Rocky Mountain goats show off their rock climbing ability.  Custer State Park, Black Hills of South Dakota


A great place to photograph cool landscapes is Badlands National Park, South Dakota


A short, steep hike before sunrise from one of the parking areas in  Badlands National Park results in views like this!  The best thing about very early morning photography is that all the tourists are still sleeping!


Early morning, Badlands National Park, South Dakota


If you have spent anytime looking at my various photography galleries, you would have noticed how many of the landscapes show trails, roads, or highways.  I am a “car guy” and love driving!  Images including trails, roads, or highways symbolize the journey or the excitement a person experiences the first time they drive through a new landscape.


Sunset view of highway and landscape going through Badlands National Park, South Dakota


Sunrise at Badlands National Park


Tail lights at night.  Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  You can tell how rough the road is as the light trails are not smooth and flowing!


Mt Rushmore at night.  Black Hills of South Dakota.

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