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Feb 20, 2014 19:34 |  #1

Some from our recent trip to Big Bend National Park. All critique is welcomed!

Santa Elena Canyon

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"Lost my ass in Mexico" (Mexico is on the far bank of the Rio Grande)

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Contrabando Movie Set

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Feb 20, 2014 21:47 |  #2

I really like the 2nd to last shot of the cross. The stars are a nice touch.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 22:48 |  #3

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I really like the 2nd to last shot of the cross. The stars are a nice touch.

Thanks! And thank you for taking the time to comment.


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Feb 21, 2014 23:18 |  #4

Really enjoyed the balancing rock and the church cross.


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Feb 22, 2014 01:57 |  #5

How much rough trail walking did you do to get your images? They are very good shots!!! I am wanting to visit big bend but I'm mobility handicapped and use a walker.


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Feb 22, 2014 02:24 |  #6

Ken, nice ones and that cross has a good perspective.
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Feb 22, 2014 07:37 |  #7

It's tough to capture Big Bend NP's beauty in photos, but you've done a fantastic job. Great set!


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Feb 22, 2014 07:56 |  #8

very nice set of pic's!




  
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Feb 22, 2014 08:19 |  #9

tmcman wrote in post #16708103 (external link)
Really enjoyed the balancing rock and the church cross.

Thanks!

Littlefield wrote in post #16708295 (external link)
Ken, nice ones and that cross has a good perspective.
Don

Thanks Don!

El Duderino wrote in post #16708496 (external link)
It's tough to capture Big Bend NP's beauty in photos, but you've done a fantastic job. Great set!

Thank you! I wish that I could have hit the park at different times, but some times on a trip, you take what you can get. Would love to see this park in bloom, after teh monsoons.

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very nice set of pic's!

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Feb 22, 2014 08:46 as a reply to  @ 950's post |  #10

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How much rough trail walking did you do to get your images? They are very good shots!!! I am wanting to visit big bend but I'm mobility handicapped and use a walker.

Joe - there are a lot of easy trails throughout the park. The park also does a nice job with pullouts providing a lot of river and mountain views.

On the set above -
Santa Elena Canyon - Flat trail with a boardwalk trail to the river, a short walk to the river. Hit it early/late (faces mostly south) and it will give you a great view of the the two canyon walls and the river through them. (Google Santa Elena images and you'll get the idea) This shot above is further up the trail which requires stairs and a few switchbacks.

Balancing Rock - To get to this there is a rocky climb required near the end.

Movie set - Good surface, walk down from the road to just above river level. Hope it's not an issue for you, it's pretty cool.

Over all I think that you that this would be a great park for you. Going again I would stay a couple of nights at the motel in the park. (It was sold out) That would have provided me with better light on the trip. Good luck and if you have any other questions, please let me know.

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Feb 22, 2014 10:11 |  #11

Thank you for the trail info. It's a bummer to head out somewhere and find out after arriving its not friendly to old farts like me. LOL


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Feb 26, 2014 16:23 as a reply to  @ Joe Ravenstein's post |  #12

Fantastic series.


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Feb 26, 2014 18:01 |  #13

Thanks for posting those beautiful images.

Several, I think, would be even better with some judicious cropping to help the eye focus in the same way it would on scene.


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Feb 26, 2014 18:33 |  #14

Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #16708714 (external link)
Thank you for the trail info. It's a bummer to head out somewhere and find out after arriving its not friendly to old farts like me. LOL

Anytime Joe!

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Fantastic series.

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Thanks for posting those beautiful images.

Several, I think, would be even better with some judicious cropping to help the eye focus in the same way it would on scene.

George thank you. I get into landscape / full frame mode at times and don't look for other options. Thanks again.


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Feb 26, 2014 20:51 |  #15

great shots thanks for sharing them.


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