7d chrysti
Rise Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti This hidden gem is #roughlockfalls in @southdakota in #spearfishcanyon - is a must see. It's an easy & beautiful mileish walk, and if you wait for a few you can most likely enjoy it by yourself for a bit. From what i understand the final scenes in the movie Dances With Wolves was filmed here!
We also got to witness one of the neatest birds I've ever seen - the rare American Dipper bird - it walks under water! Was so enjoyable to watch. #blackhills
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1w chrysti
Perpetua Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti When viewing @mountrushmore_nm in @southdakota from the air, a neat optical illusion occurs as you round the mountain - two of the heads disappear, leaving just George Washington & Abe Lincoln visible. #randomfact #thegreat8 The helicopter #aerial tour was simply awesome. I plan to see every city from above now! #hifromSD 1w

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chrysti You know those places that just make you feel so small... When you realize just how grand and infinite this world is? @blackhillsbadlands in @southdakota did that for me.
I stood in awe at #sunrise, how these otherworldly pale hills lit up as if they were on fire, soaked in the sounds of the birds and just enjoyed.... well, the peace of stillness.

Photos can't do #badlandsnationalpark justice. No wonder it's part of #southdakota #thegreat8 - you truly need to experience it, to feel it.
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1w chrysti
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chrysti Sylvan Lake in @southdakota in #custerstatepark - part of South Dakota's #thegreat8
A beautiful man made lake that dates back to 1881. There are plenty of activities- hikes, rental boats, rock climbing and so on, all set against this magnificent backdrop.
It was featured in National Treasure 2, and was a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch and spend an afternoon unwinding.
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1w chrysti
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chrysti One of my favorite experiences in @southdakota was the evening we stayed at this (words don't do it justice) place called Circle View Guest Ranch. While there, a group called Lakota Ways gave us an amazing performance and education as the evening sun set against the backdrop of the @blackhillsbadlands - it was nothing shy of phenomenal. Forever glad I had this experience.

#badlandsnationalpark #hifromSD #TheGreat8
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chrysti (Special thanks to Dave from @theplanetd for posing.) "The sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome." -Wilma Rudolph

What a amazing day @badlandsnps with the @southdakota crew! #TheGreat8 #hifromSD #badlandsnationalpark
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2w chrysti
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chrysti #sunrise in the @southdakota @badlandsnps? A must-have experience. Totally worth the 3:45 am wake-up call. The sights, sounds, absolute stillness- just beyond beautiful. #thegreat8 #hifromSD #badlandsnationalpark 2w

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chrysti A beautiful morning for breakfast with the presidents at the @mountrushmore_nm. We had ice cream as part of breakfast - Jeffersons original recipe (which is delicious!) thanks @southdakota for an informative and fun event!
#TheGreat8 #hifromsd #keystone #southdakota Follow along with our South Dakota adventure, @photojbartlett @kdkuiper @theplanetd @southdakota @brandoneckroth @carl are all along for the ride too!
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2w chrysti
Rise Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti #hifromsd ! I'm enjoying such a peaceful, misty morning here: sipping coffee on my balcony watching the sun try to peek through the clouds over @mountrushmore_nm ( part of @southdakota 's #TheGreat8 ) Can you find George's profile? #findgeorge #southdakota #keystone 2w

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2w chrysti
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chrysti It's been a long morning of travel but @carl and I couldn't be happier that the @southdakota crew brought us out to explore this (gorgeous!) state. We are dining in #rapidcity in the #mainstreetsquare - I'm already so totally charmed by this little town! #southdakota #hifromsd 2w

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3w chrysti
Rise Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti "The definition of success to me is not necessarily a price tag, not fame, but having a good life, and being able to say I did the right thing at the end of the day." -Jeremy Luke

What's your definition of success?

#manassas #goldenhour #virginia #sunset #ilovetrees #iphone6plus #iloveskies #exploreva #visitvirginia
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3w chrysti
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chrysti This will forever be one of my favorite experiences, a sunset hot air balloon ride over #sandiego while experimenting with the sony mirrorless cameras. My allergies didn't get to tag along on the ride since I was diligently using my @flonase! That, thrills me! #BeGreater24 3w

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3w chrysti
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chrysti My first #iphone6plus photo + edit! Ive always loved how the reflections hit in this retention pond, looks like a painting!
I've been unable to use my iPhone 5 for the last few weeks due to water damage - still not sure how water even got in it, regardless I was eligible to upgrade today and did! I SO missed my IG family! Tell me something new in your world?

#manassas #virginia #gladtobeback #reflection #exploreva #visitvirginia
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1mon chrysti
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chrysti thanks to @flonase I got to enjoy this California sunset sneeze free. Perfect memory. #BeGreater24 1mon

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2mon chrysti
Lark Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti I can not believe I forgot to introduce y'all to the newest member of our family - @coopertherescuedog (follow him?) - a Blue Merle Sheltie that @carl and I rescued and adopted. We are so smitten with him, he is an amazing dog! I created an IG account for him so I didn't overload this one :) go on over and meet him! @coopertherescuedog 2mon

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chrysti I had so much fun shooting for @flonase last month - they are celebrating moments of greatness, every 24 hours... Show how you're being greater than your allergies too by using #BeGreater24 - can't wait to see your shots! 2mon

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chrysti (Plant a hope) I emptied my camera roll off a week or so ago- and keep forgetting to put pics back on, hence, I haven't been posting as much! This is an oldie that I stole off my Flickr account- taken at the #nationalzoo in 2007 I think? #washingtondc #cherryblossomfestival #ineedtoreworkthis 3mon

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3mon chrysti
Normal Chrysti Hydeck | Photographer
chrysti Up, up & away! @sony treated us to an absofrigginlutely amazing sunset hot air balloon tour thursday - wow, just wow. Once my legs stopped thinking they were jello i was just astounded at the light, the views, the whole experience! I had great companions on the ride who helped me conquer my nerves - @silentgphoto @sarahannloreth @senezio were right by my side! Thank you! The other half of our crew kept it comical on the other side- @travelinglens @mattkloskowski @deanbradshaw - and I'm sure I am forgetting a few. Regardless, it was incredible! I'll unveil my favorite shots from the ride in the next couple weeks. For now, enjoy this one! #sonyalpha 3mon

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3mon chrysti
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chrysti My flight is delayed so I'm editing pics at the airport :) @sony treated us to an amazing lunch at such a cool place ( @ironsideoyster ) - can't wait to start sharing them all! Thanks to @sony for letting me play with the gear- I can't wait to try it out more! #sonyalpha 3mon

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3mon chrysti
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chrysti I'm out in gorgeous #sandiego with 14 other amazingly talented photogs trying out @sony gear- first time I've used a mirrorless camera- loving it so far! Just trying to get over the learning curve! Tonight's -#sunset was breathtaking! #SonyAlpha #delmar #chrystiincali 3mon

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