BLACK HILLS, S.D. - I put on my rain jacket and protected my camera as best I could during a walk and photoshoot along the Presidential Trail at Mount Rushmore on July 11.
I wouldn't say this is the highlight of the Black Hills, whose impressive granite outcroppings and spires capture the imagination. But it's definitely worth a visit to the monument completed between 1927 and 1941, just before America's entry into World War II.
In this photo, as a young man next to me said, Washington appears to be crying, Lincoln has a bloody nose, and you can use your imagination from there.