The Window

Probably one of the most photographed places at Big Bend National Park is The Window.   The gap around the ridge of the basin will often times have the sun set directly behind it, and even when the sun is not setting right behind The Window, the western sky at sunset is often the stuff dreams are made of.  The bad news is that there are probably tons of great shots of this view in various light conditions…. The good news is that sometimes mother nature will give you a palette to work with that’s out of this world.

the window’s palette

I’d like to present this little shot in celebration of the Texas Mountain Trail’s blog and their 1500th post!  Congrats, Beth!


~ by Derrick Birdsall on May 8, 2012.

13 Responses to “The Window”

  1. Beautiful…

    What I especially like is that you didn’t shy away from using pure black to set off the dramatic sky.

  2. Very nice black and white. It’s as if the ocean is on the other side of the mountains.

  3. Hey Mr. B. I was looking into buying one of your photographs through smugmug but there wasn’t a box for me to check off quantity. It’s image 8394 (photo 121 in your Big Bend category) I was so looking forward to buying it : ( I liked it the first time I saw it.

  4. WOW. The clouds twisting and turning are amazing!

  5. I just don’t have adjectives fitting of your shots, Mr. B… wow!
    I love how that cloud formation looks like it’s flowing right out of the space between silhouetted land masses… wow again!

  6. Gorgeous. Love the swirl of clouds. 🙂

  7. Great use of red filter.

    • No red filter here! This was shot HDR in camera, and I was messing with the settings, trying to learn the new camera. Did a bit of burning and dodging in LR but that’s it!

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