There is something about the desert heat, the rocky slopes and the rugged terrain that brings out the explorer in most of us. It’s hard to look at a photograph like this and not want to climb through these huge boulders and explore for hours on end.
Hiking through the desert of southwest Texas is a magical and almost mystical experience and the scenery is enough to take your breath away. The trails in and around Grapevine Hills are a wonderful place to spend a few hours or a few days with your camera. Each twist and turn in the trail brings new wonders to capture and marvel at. The scale is hard to imagine but each of these beautiful rocky formations towered above me by a dozen feet at least. It makes you feel both small and humble to view some of God’s most beautiful rocky creations.
Rocky – Grapevine Hills in Big Bend National Park, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM hand held. The exposure was taken at 95mm, f/14 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 4.
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Great Shot! The Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter really brings out those blues in the sky. I need to get it. It also seems to work good on the rocks as well.
looks a fantastic place…I would like to scramble around these boulders myself!