Dakota Whimsey

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Comments (13)

Arzy Arzamas on October 10, 2011

Just think ...

Jay Reeve on October 10, 2011


Thanks for the comment. I wish I knew more about this piece--I don't even know the artist or title--but I always look forward to seeing it when traveling across SD.

Károly Kovács on October 13, 2011

Hi Jay!

Very interesting and spectacular!


Greetings from Hungary


coffee55 on October 6, 2012

Hi, Jay. A terrific shot this one! So unusual and humorous! I have to stop myself from making loads of puns, but I will make no bones about it, I am definitely having it in my favorites! It will give me a chuckle every time I see it! David.

Jay Reeve on October 6, 2012

Wish I could take credit for the idea, but obviously some whimsical artist had a great inspiration. I wish I could find out who did it, but a brief online search turned up nothing. It's been there many years, and is always good for a chuckle while traversing an otherwise dreary section of I-90.

BTW, it is always so gratifying to have someone think enough of my photography to spend time in my gallery and leave comments, not to mention a star! Thanks for making my day!

Abdollah > Beigzad… on November 27, 2012

Hi, Jay. Fantastic shot these pictures! Very unusual and humorous! I love it Likeسلام، جی. شات های فوق العاده این تصاویر! خیلی غیر معمول و طنز آمیز! است من آن را دوست دارم (^_^)

Jay Reeve on November 29, 2012


Thanks for your comment and Like! I have some good Afghan friends here in South Dakota. I've recently used my photographic skills to make a new website for them.

gregpphoto on January 24, 2013

Cool! I hope to catch this when I drive across SD next month. Is it visible from I-90? Can you give a geographic point of reference, so many miles from such and such town?

Jay Reeve on January 24, 2013

Greg, I-90 is the only place you can see it. I believe it's between mile markers 170 and 171, just East of the 1880's Town, on the North side of the highway. There are more sculptures to the West of it, but nothing quite so large or whimsical.

gregpphoto on January 25, 2013

Haha really cool, we'll have to stop. How do you stop to get a shot actually, if its only visible from the interstate?

Jay Reeve on January 25, 2013

There is little traffic and (in good weather) miles of visibility. I just pulled onto the shoulder for a few moments and shot out the window--but I didn't tell you to do that. Be careful!

The satellite photos show a trail from 1880 town, if you're up for a short hike, I don't know whether It's accessible to the public or not. (Maybe if you pay admission or something.)

Floyd Lloyd on November 20, 2014

I passed this sculpture when passing through South Dakota back in 2001. Glad to see it's still there. Great photo title. It certainly is whimsical.

Jay Reeve on November 21, 2014

Floyd, I think one has to have a sense of whimsey to live in SD--or at least to enjoy it. Thanks for the comment!

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  • Uploaded on April 10, 2010
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    by Jay Reeve
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H1
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 18.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.828
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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