Category: Destinations

Guide to Photographing Custer State Park (South Dakota)

The Black Hills of South Dakota is a beautiful region with plenty of photographic opportunities, including Custer State Park. South Dakota’s first and largest state park is popular for its combination of amazing wildlife, landscapes, and some of the most scenic drives you will find anywhere. In this article we’ll look at some of the main points of interest in the park.

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Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana)

Oak Alley Plantation is located in Vacherie, Louisiana, about a one-hour drive west of New Orleans. There are several plantations in the area that offer tours (for a fee), and Oak Alley among the most popular. It is named for its famous double row of oak trees that is about 800 feet long and runs between the house and the Mississippi River.

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Raymondskill Falls (Pennsylvania)

Raymondskill Falls is credited in some places as being the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania at about 150 feet. It is a multi-tiered waterfall and that is a combined height of all the tiers. The lowest tier is separated by the top two tiers with a small pool of water in between. The common view of Raymondskill Falls only includes the top two tiers.

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Red Rock State Park, Sedona (Arizona)

Sedona, Arizona is an iconic location in the southwest United States. The beautiful red rock formations in and around Sedona make it an incredible location for photographers. Red Rock State Park, located just outside of Sedona, is provides plenty of great views and opportunities to enjoy nature.

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Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona (Arizona)

Sedona, Arizona is known for its stunning scenery filled with red rock formations. It’s a favorite location for many photographers and an iconic location in the American southwest. While Sedona offers many wonderful views, Schnebly Hill Road provides one of the best views in the Oak Creek Canyon area.

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Elakala Falls (West Virginia)

Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia is a favorite of many photographers. The park features several picturesque waterfalls, as well as a few beautiful overlooks. Although there are several waterfalls in the park, Elakala Falls stands out to most photographers. It may not be the highest of the falls, but it certainly is beautiful.

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Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)

There is no shortage of amazing places to photograph in the southwestern United States, and Horseshoe bend is a favorite of many. Near the town of Page, Arizona the Colorado River bends in the shape of a horseshoe, surrounded by impressive 1,000-foot cliffs. The area is part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is well worth visiting.

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Pinnacle Overlook on the Susquehanna River (Pennsylvania)

One of my favorite places to photograph in the area of southern Pennsylvania where I live is Pinnacle Overlook. The overlook is managed as part of Susquehannock State Park, although it is separated from the main body of the park by a few miles. Pinnacle Overlook provides an excellent view of the Susquehanna River from 380 feet above the river. In my opinion, it is one of the best places to photograph in Pennsylvania.

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