Well, we finally got a chance to take a small trip to one of our favorite places... the Black Hills of South Dakota. No, we did not take the Harley on this trip. Kris is still recovering from her serious shoulder surgery she had in early June so we took the truck for a ride and the camera equipment as well to get Kris some training on the 40D I gave to her since my 1D purchase I made in February. It is a great place to practice some skill sets on many different areas of photography for her. You have landscape, wildlife, portrait and floral opportunities out there. So, this was a great opportunity for her.
We got to stay our first night at the "Gem" hotel, which was made famous by being one of the first successful hotels during the Wild Bill Hickok days of the town... not to mention the HBO TV series recently aired helped some to. Great place to stay and the food was to die for in the restaurant there. The next two days we stayed at "The Lodge" resort on the north hill of Deadwood. A wonderful hotel with a great casino there as well. Food, as well, was great but the rooms made it a must stay for anyone coming to Deadwood to stay.
We fortunately got to do just about everything we wanted to on this trip... from Needles Highway, Mt Rushmore, Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, Keystone, Custer (Purple Pies a must stop), Hill City, Deadwood, Lead and Devil's Tower were all hit this trip by us. Along the way Kris got in some practice on the camera and I got some of the rust off as well. This post is to show you her photos that I put on this website and you can find them in the South Dakota, Wyoming, Wildlife and Miscellaneous albums and are marked with a "K" under the photos to tell you that they are her photos. Please take a look and let her know what you think.
I am just now starting to work on my photos and they will come shortly...