Posted by Céline Ruffino (New York, United States) on 6 November 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Mount Rushmore (South Dakota).
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Part of the “26 things” project on Sh1ft for November 2010.
2/26 : amazing

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great image! I like the long shot to show the rock fragments crumbling down the mountain as well as the foreboding sky. Reminds me of the Deep Purple album cover!

6 Nov 2010 6:13am

@Stephen: Thank you : ) It was a good idea for an album cover !

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

j'ai visité ce lieu il y a presque 40 ans ! impressionnant ces visages creusés dans le rock !

6 Nov 2010 6:55am

@Marie LC: C'est vrai que c'est stupefiant !

Juankiar from Zaragoza, Spain

Amazing shot and place. I love the mood you got here with B&W. Have a nice weekend Céline.

6 Nov 2010 7:19am

@Juankiar: Thank you : )

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is really one of the better (if not the best) pictures of this "most photographed motive" I´ve seen. Well done!

6 Nov 2010 8:05am

@larans: Thank you : )

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

ah! truly ahmazing! both the subject and the shot!

6 Nov 2010 8:13am

@marci: Thank you : )

Sam from Chennai, India

A very creative shot! Beautiful composition with B&W, lovely clouds ... Excellent !!!

6 Nov 2010 9:50am

@Sam: Thank you : )

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice to see a different interpretation on an iconic view.

6 Nov 2010 10:44am

@Curly: Thank you : )

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

One of the best shots of this scene I have ever seen. You make it look as amazing as it is

6 Nov 2010 11:01am

@Christine: Thank you : )

Faëlle from Lyon, France

Magnifique cliché, le rendu est splendide!!!

6 Nov 2010 11:03am

@Faëlle: Merci : )

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic view of this famous place... very nice idea to bring it in B&W, the contrasts are perfect ! Enjoy your weekend :)

6 Nov 2010 11:15am

@Tamara: Thank you : )

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this more distant view that shows the setting for the monument. Fine shot.

6 Nov 2010 2:45pm

@Don: Thank you : )

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent choice of B&W to enhance the lines of the mountain and carvings! Well done Celine! ;-)

6 Nov 2010 2:50pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you : )

Le Journal de Chrys from France

Avec toi, en ce moment je voyage!!!!!!

6 Nov 2010 3:07pm

@Le Journal de Chrys: : )

bicocacolors from Madrid, Spain

what amazing black and white picture!!!

6 Nov 2010 3:18pm

@bicocacolors: Thank you : )

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Amazing shot.

6 Nov 2010 4:23pm

@Jaap: Thank you : )

Harry from Apex, United States

Classic scene, well photographed. I like the high-contrast look.

6 Nov 2010 4:50pm

@Harry: Thank you : )

Gregory J. Buckland from Regina, Canada

Very nice - has such an ominous feel to it for me - like a huge storm is about to roll in and the faces are showing they are determined and not moving for anything.

6 Nov 2010 5:18pm

@Gregory J. Buckland: Thank you : ) I like your interpretation :D

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

6 Nov 2010 5:29pm

@jpla: Merci : )

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot , i like it :)

6 Nov 2010 5:30pm

@Saeed Rasoulof: Thank you : )

Mici from Toronto, Canada

Oh wow, impressive, well composed...the cloudy sky makes a dramatic feel to it.

6 Nov 2010 5:34pm

@Mici: Thank you : )

Floweringredbud from South Dakota, United States

This is practically in my back yard! You did a great job capturing it and post processing. I see Mt. Rushmore pics so often around here, that they tend to bore me, but yours does not. Great job!

6 Nov 2010 6:05pm

@Floweringredbud: Thank you : ) I'm glad to give a new twist to this iconic place ! I love South Dakota !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot in B&W. Also impressive how the sculptures are made by men!!

6 Nov 2010 6:13pm

@Richard: Thank you : ) And they did it 70 years ago, without all the modern equipment !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fabuloso trabajo, celine genial, un abrazo pablo

6 Nov 2010 6:37pm

@Melocoton: Gracias : )

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent! I really like the processing and mood here.

6 Nov 2010 6:59pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thank you : )

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Pretty amazing shot indeed, very well caught love.
Never realized earlier but their looks are very interesting and you can sense the type of men they were.
Love the clouds and rocks on this dramatic pic.

6 Nov 2010 7:09pm

@LoulouPix: Thank you Baby : )

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful B&W! The clouds really add to the drama.

6 Nov 2010 7:21pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you : )

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

great picture!!! wow

6 Nov 2010 9:26pm

@Iris: Thank you : )

Kiki from Ambert, France

Sous cet angle ce ciel tourmenté et ton beau N&B, ces têtes de pierre géantes impressionnent encore plus !

6 Nov 2010 10:48pm

@Kiki: Merci : )

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very exciting! Pity I didn't go here in August as no much more time! Glad you were here and shot it so nicely!

6 Nov 2010 10:59pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thank you : ) It is a big detour from everything...

Theys monochrome. from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Splendid photo!

7 Nov 2010 12:08am

@Theys monochrome.: Thank you : )

David from Detroit, United States

Fine work! I love the light on the sculpted faces, and the contrast in the sky.

7 Nov 2010 12:55am

@David: Thank you : )

London Caller from United Kingdom

Absolutely breathtaking!
The clouds, mountain, faces - look really amazing in B&W.
Well done!! *****

7 Nov 2010 12:56am

@London Caller: Thank you very much : )

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! : O : ))
Good job, Bravo. : )

7 Nov 2010 1:15am

@ORBIT: Thank you : )

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning capture and treatment!!!

7 Nov 2010 2:59am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you : )

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing has to be the word ! What a sight to go see.

7 Nov 2010 9:59am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you : )

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very impressive sight which will always remember me of a Hitchcock movie.

7 Nov 2010 4:02pm

@MadScientist: Thank you : ) I haven't seen North By Northwest...

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Un lieu qui m'a toujours interpellé, jamais vu en réel, mais à chaque fois que j'ai vu des photos je trouve cela vraiment très particulier, du beau travail. Bises.

7 Nov 2010 11:18pm

@Sylvie49 capture image: Merci : )

Doug from Long Beach, United States

The way the clouds seem to emanate from the corner of the rocks is particularly well captured.

8 Nov 2010 2:47am

@Doug: Thank you : )

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


8 Nov 2010 2:57am

@PRASHANT: Thank you : )

aiGi.boGa from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bonito tratamiento y encuadre¡¡:D

8 Nov 2010 1:31pm

@aiGi.boGa: Gracias : )

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wow, another classic... This is huge! Fantastic shot!

8 Nov 2010 6:00pm

@Marilla: Thank you : )

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I know you travel so I know it's real but wow if it doesn't look like a postcard image!

11 Nov 2010 10:05pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: I tried a processing to avoid looking like the million of photos of this great place : )

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic! They look surreal.

12 Nov 2010 5:43am

@Bettina: Thank you : )

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hey, my Deep Purple:-))
Oh no, "other" people.....
Great "mysterious" black & white,
love the clouds above !

12 Nov 2010 9:58am

@Quark: Thank you : )

awil from france, France

supebe et hitckcokien !!!

13 Nov 2010 12:06pm

@awil: Merci : )


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