Young Lakota Warrior And Crazy Horse

Equipment Info
Nikon Nikon COOLSCAN V ED
State/Province/Region
SD
Country
US
Nearest Area
Black Hills National Forest
Town
Custer, South Dakota
Brief Directions

Drive US 16/385 about 7 miles north of Custer, South Dokata. This site is also near Mount Rushmore.

Notes

I used Velvia 50 film and set the exposure at 1/250 @ F/8.5 and used a small amount of fill-flash (rear-curtain sync) to add some "pop" to the photograph. I stopped down to F/8.5 to add some detail of the emerging sculpture in the background. I liked the way that the dancer's "baton" points to Crazy Horse. To me, this symbolizes the continuation of the Lokata way of life.

Description

The Crazy Horse Momument is a private site which is owned and operated by the Korczak family. This massive project of creating a sculpture of Crazy Horse riding his horse from the side of a mountain will take many decades to complete. This Lakota boy is participating in a ceremonial dance at the visitors center.

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Date Added
May 18, 2010
Date Taken
May 18, 2010