Grapevine Hills – Big Bend National Park

One of my favorite trails in Big Bend National Park leads through a unique geological formation called Grapevine Hills, deep into the desert just north of the Chisos Mountains. Hiking into this unique canyon is a bit like stepping foot on another planet. The rock formations are intriguing to explore and the scale is difficult to comprehend, especially for small creatures like my little friend here. It’s not often that Jack and I hire a trail guide but this little feller came highly recommended and he seemed to find the trail markers with no trouble at all.

Grapevine Hills

Grapevine Hills – 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 lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, 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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Trail Markers

Trail Markers – 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 105mm, f/4 for 1/400th 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 “Grapevine Hills – Big Bend National Park

  1. Jeff… As I catch up on your wonderful images of the desert, it makes me want to jump in the car and drive to your neck of the woods. Your barren landscapes that hold (what seem to be) mythical structures and sweeping skies draw me in and I get lost in them. The little lizard reflects my current pose… sitting very still and taking it all in. Thank you!

  2. I love seeing those cirrus clouds that roam across the sky in the Texas Big Bend. Every time I see them, I’ll always think of photographing down Madrid Falls in the BBRSP and hiking along the River Road in BBNP. Thanks for sharing Jeff!

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