During an extended photography tour in the fall of 2016 my wife and I spent time exploring four US states, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. This article features a small selection of images captured at the Mitchell Corn Palace in South Dakota.
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As a way to promote themselves a number of cities on the Great Plains of the United States constructed ‘crop palaces’. The original corn palace in Mitchell South Dakota was built in 1892.
It was rebuilt in 1905, then again in 1921. Its distinctive Russian-style onion domes and Moorish minarets were added in 1937 giving the Corn Palace its unique appearance. The domes were renovated in 2015 after a strong windstorm.
All of the interior and exterior corn murals are made from 13 natural colours of cultivated corn. The interior corn murals are permanent displays.
The exterior corn murals are replaced and redesigned with a new theme each year. Over 500,000 tourists visit the Mitchell Corn Palace each year. If you are travelling in the area a stop at this unique and important historical site is recommended.
A number of events and concerts are held at the facility, which also serves as the home of the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers and Mitchell High School Kernels basketball teams.
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All photographs were captured hand-held using Nikon 1 gear (J5). All images in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6 and the Nik Collection.
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