Balance – Big Bend National Park, Texas

Nature teaches us many valuable lessons in life such as “Balance”. For a photographer, nothing beats hiking around in Big Bend’s Grapevine Hills area. Enjoy!

Balance

Balance – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/14 for 1/50th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

The Big Valley – Big Bend’s Pine Canyon, Texas

The Big Valley

The Big Valley – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 35mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 400 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’48” W, 5340.6 ft

Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas

Sotol

Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 200 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’33” W, 5237 ft

Punta de la Sierra

The Punta de la Sierra, (also known as the Pinnacle Mountains), is five miles northeast of the Johnson Ranch in Big Bend National Park in southern Brewster County. This southernmost portion of the Chisos Mountains rises to an elevation of 4,885 feet above sea level but lies just three miles north of the Rio Grande river.

Punta de la Sierra

Punta de la Sierra – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°3’12” N 103°21’1″ W, 2185 ft

The Bluest Skies in Texas – Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Bluest Skies in Texas

The Bluest Skies in Texas – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 284mm, f/16 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°13’8″ N 103°2’60” W, 2223.4 ft

Canyon Walls – Big Bend National Park, Texas

One of my favorite spots to photograph in Big Bend National Park is Santa Elena Canyon, a spectacular channel cut deep into the bedrock of the Chihuahuan Desert. The canyon walls rise over 1800 feet from the desert floor to overlook the Rio Grande and our southern border with Mexico.

Canyon Walls

Canyon Walls – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 40mm, f/16 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°9’58” N 103°36’39” W, 2173 ft

Mule Ears Up Close – Big Bend National Park, Texas

Many of the best subjects in Big Bend National Park require the use of a wide angle lens but some, like Mule Ears, require a good hike, a telephoto lens or both. Whichever you choose, the view is definitely worth the extra effort.

Mule Ears Up Close

Mule Ears Up Close – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 300mm, f/14 for 1/80th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°9’59” N 103°26’9″ W, 2898 ft

Photographing Mule Ears

One of the best known and most widely photographed features of Big Bend National Park are the twin peaks of the Mule Ears, captured here along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. While not the tallest peaks in Big Bend, the Mule Ears are definitely one of the most interesting.

Mule Ears

Mule Ears – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography
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Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens and tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 73mm, f/10 for 1/12th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

GPS Coordinates: 29°9’16” N 103°27’39” W, 2627 ft

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