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 – 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