Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mt. Rushmore after dark

I had to add another page that I scrapbooked today. We visited Mt. Rushmore in the afternoon, went out for dinner and then came back for the evening festivities. There is a presentation by one of the park rangers then a video and then the lights come on while everyone is singing the National Anthem. It is quite an impressive experience.

One presentation we heard was that the sculptor put in aspects that only show in certain light, certain times of the day or certain seasons. He had quite the eye for detail. Seeing the monument at night was much different than during the day.

I used the Big Shot Top Note Die to frame the pictures in 2 different ways. I also used the Top Note and cut it in half to use for the titles. The eagle is an inexpensive yard sale find that I thought would add a nice touch. It was a pin and I just cut the posts off. The buttons are from a big jar of buttons I inherited from my mom.


mollymoo951 said...

Nice! I like the two different ways you natted & framed your pictures. I'm having a hard time telling the differences between the night and day pictures other than the color. Help! :)

ND Stamper Spot said...

These are both night pictures.

In some of the pictures that I have you can see Lincoln's hand at the side. It's really visible around 3:30 in the afternoon.

We also saw different coloring in Roosevelt's eye in the evening before the sun went down. Subtle differences.

Tracy said...

Cute scrapbook page! It's been about 12 years since I've seen the nighttime show at Mt Rushmore, but I hear it's really awesome! Your picture is great. :)

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great pics and great page! The eagle and the vintage buttons add such a great touch. oh- the paper is perfect for the presidents!

Peggy said...

I love your pictures and how you did a "reverse" on the top note die!! One of these days I will get there.

Sue said...

STUNNING pictures, and great layouts - thanks for sharing!