Road Trip: Black Hills, South Dakota – Day 3, Part 2


Rocky Ridge – Hill City, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Meike 35mm

Days 1 & 2  Day 3 – Part 1  

After leaving Mount Rushmore National Monument, we drove around the Black Hills a little, and then returned to our campsite to relax. After spending the two previous days on the road, it was good to limit the time in the car. We kept the evening low-key, playing board games and throwing around a football.

That night, once everyone was in bed, I tiptoed out into the darkness and did a little night photography. I set my X-Pro2 with a Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 lens on a tripod for some long exposure photography, utilizing Fujifilm’s Cam Remote app. The sky was dark but full of stars. I shined a flashlight into the forest and saw about 100 eyes looking back at me–deer, and perhaps other animals, were all over the place!

These photographs are all camera-made JPEGs. The black-and-white are Acros and the color are Velvia. I really appreciate the look that Fujifilm gear creates in-camera. I could spend hours in front of a computer post-processing, or I could rely on straight-out-of-camera JPEGs that look like they’ve been post-processed. I choose the latter whenever possible, because my time is important to me.


Black Hills – Hill City, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Meike 35mm


Norbeck Overlook – Keystone, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Meike 35mm


Twisted Tree – Keystone, SD – Fuji X-Pro2 & Meike 35mm


Leaning Tree & Stars – Hill City, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm f/1.4


Night Forest – Hill City, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm f/1.4


Night Sky Over Needles Highway – Hill City, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm f/1.4

Day 4 – Part 1  Day 4 – Part 2  Days 5 & 6

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