Facing West
Black Hills South Dakota

Photograph of overlook near Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota by Sioux Falls based landscape photographer Paul Heckel.

Photograph Details:
When I am traveling in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I always make it a point to visit Sylvan Lake. I had driven past a pull-over near Sylvan’s entrance several times. One evening at sunset, I decided to stop and have a look. Consequently, I hiked in a little way and found this scene. A doe watched from behind a tree as I set up and took this photograph.

Paul Heckel
Heckel Photography

Technical Details:
Canon 5Ds with
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
3.2 seconds @ f4

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