Perfect Balance – Big Bend National Park

One of my favorite trails in Big Bend National Park leads to an unique rock formation called Grapevine Hills. The drive in to the trailhead takes you deep into the desert just north of the Chisos Mountains but the hike itself is fairly short, although very rocky at the end. Once you reach the summit the view north through the balanced rock formation is stunning. If you’re curious about the scale of these rock formations just take a look at my friend Jack in the second image. Like all desert creatures Jack can find shade with the best of them!

Perfect Balance

Perfect Balance – 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 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 50mm, 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 3.
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Nice Shade

Nice Shade – 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 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, 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 3.
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6 thoughts on “Perfect Balance – Big Bend National Park

  1. the last time I was there, a group of teeny something girls and two adult women pretty much ruined it for everyone that made the short hike up there. Their gear was spread out all over the balanced rock, they were sprawled all over the place and their food and cooking gear was strewn all over the map. Did I mention the high pitched squeals as the girls horsed around???

    Highly irritating.

    Your scene is much nicer. 😉

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