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May 18, 2014 08:35 |  #1

Howdy folks... been awhile since I've had something to post. Took a trip to Big Bend National Park ~3 weeks ago. Truly stunning place if you ever have the chance. McDonald Observatory is right up the road and worth a few nights, as well. C&C always welcome and hope you enjoy!

1) Entrance of Big Bend National Park, from the North.
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2) Sunset through the Window view. Never disappoints.
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3) GlimmerGirl at the top of Lost Mine Trail, 7650 ft.
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4) Loved (!) this shot and apologies for the double post in the 10-22 forum. Bee flew into the scene at the exact right time.
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5) Balanced Rock.
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6) Sierra del Carmen turn red every night at sunset. NIK HDR on this one.
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7) This is my favorite image from the trip. Captures the truly deadly beauty of the land, which is all-too-real with no cell phone service.
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8) No matter where you go in America, there is always something small and funky in some small town, middle of nowhere, kind-of place. Here's Prada Marfa a few miles outside Valentine TX. It's an art installation, not a working store.
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May 18, 2014 08:50 |  #2

I really like the balanced rock image.




  
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May 18, 2014 11:31 |  #3

Nice series. I was at BB in 2001, very nice trip.


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May 18, 2014 14:59 |  #4

Only the second one is loading properly for me (slow internet connection); but it is stunning. Nice work


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May 18, 2014 17:09 |  #5

Nice set. I really like 5 and 6.


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May 18, 2014 19:56 |  #6

bowtie wrote in post #16912512 (external link)
=bowtie`;16912512]I really like the balanced rock image.

sparker1 wrote in post #16912754 (external link)
Nice series. I was at BB in 2001, very nice trip.

Jeevz wrote in post #16913108 (external link)
Only the second one is loading properly for me (slow internet connection); but it is stunning. Nice work

tacphotog wrote in post #16913380 (external link)
Nice set. I really like 5 and 6.

Thanks for the good words. It's an amazing place, and in a lot of ways, the pictures almost take themselves.


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May 18, 2014 21:59 |  #7

Excellent series! One of my favorite national parks. Similar to your bee experience, I had a hummingbird fly into the frame on top of Emory Peak!


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May 18, 2014 23:29 |  #8

Great pictures. I think I liked 5 and 8 the most.




  
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May 19, 2014 16:05 |  #9

nice pics loved the sunset one!


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May 19, 2014 19:18 |  #10

El Duderino wrote in post #16913879 (external link)
Excellent series! One of my favorite national parks. Similar to your bee experience, I had a hummingbird fly into the frame on top of Emory Peak!

Yorkel wrote in post #16914001 (external link)
Great pictures. I think I liked 5 and 8 the most.

atexasphotog wrote in post #16915494 (external link)
nice pics loved the sunset one!

Thanks a ton, folks, and what great fortune to have a hummingbird join your photo party El Duderino. I'll tell you, Big Bend is one of the coolest places... Heck, we even saw a bear (!) while we were out there. Freakin' awesome.

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May 20, 2014 11:38 |  #11

Nice series. I like #2 and #5.


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May 20, 2014 16:36 |  #12

Question about the bee. Did you see it flying around and wait for it or did it just happen to arrive as you were shooting?


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May 20, 2014 18:52 |  #13

ed57gmc wrote in post #16917296 (external link)
Nice series. I like #2 and #5.

Kind thanks, sir.

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Question about the bee. Did you see it flying around and wait for it or did it just happen to arrive as you were shooting?

Most of the time Lady Luck leaves a scorpion in your shoe. This time, I was standing around in the burning desert and she sent a friendly bee right over to me.

First thing I did is crap my pants, because I knew this was going to be a awesome photo op. Then I mashed a bunch of dials on the camera, closed my eyes, and somehow ended up with a shot in-focus and a shutter speed that froze the bee wings. Nothing but wonderful luck!


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May 22, 2014 00:51 |  #14

I specially like that sun disc shot.


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May 22, 2014 01:36 |  #15

Really liked #2 & #5.
#1 could have been much better had it been shot a different time maybe. Also, you can try retouching it a bit in terms of boosting contrast and getting a bit of punch using colours.


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