For me, the best time to hike the desert is in the early evening when the sun begins to set and cast long, warm shadows over the terrain. The sky becomes a deep cobalt blue that no polarizing filter can ever mimic and the last traces of moisture in the air are long gone. It’s a “golden” time for photographers to capture and the closest thing to “point & shoot” we ever come by. With light and landscape like this, it’s hard to miss!
Have a Great Weekend Y’all…
Desert Hike – 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 22mm, f/16 for 1/125th 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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