Category Archives: Photography

Converting Color to B&W in Photoshop

When you’re taking pictures you may see, in your mind’s eye anyway, the scene as a stunning black and white image. You know that is how it will be printed, so how do you make the picture? Some cameras will … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets in the Chihuahuan Desert

Brief collection of pictures showing the many different flowers of the Chisos Bluebonnet. Continue reading

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Winter Photography in the Chihuahuan Desert

Winter is Big Bend’s most popular season – our cool, sunny winter days draw visitors from all walks of life – tourists, hikers, campers, naturalists, and sports lovers. Photographers love it too – though there are few blossoms and the … Continue reading

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Wildflowers Blooming at the Barton Warnock Center Garden.

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Photography in the Big Bend Ranch State Park

Each season of the year holds its own set of wonders and draws visitors from all walks of life: tourists, hikers, campers, naturalists, and sports enthusiasts. Photographers love it, too. Fall and winter are perhaps the most popular seasons, when … Continue reading

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The Javelina Clays

The Big Bend region contains many areas that are commonly called “badlands.” Badlands are areas where soft sedimentary rock has been exposed and heavily eroded by wind and water. The Lakota called the topography “Makhóšiča,” meaning literally bad land, while … Continue reading

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Desert Night-Blooming Cereus

Peniocereus gregii. Considered rare in this area, the Desert Night Blooming Cereus is difficult to photograph. The blossoms open only once, after dark, and close at first light. Moreover, because this cactus cannot support its own weight, it always grows … Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion

Friday, February 24, the Big Bend Ranch State Park begins the first in a series of camping/photography tours that take you to some of the most rugged, remote, and scenic locations in the park. These locations are only accessible via … Continue reading

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Photography in the Chihuahuan Desert

Every ecosystem presents nature photographers with unique challenges. If the number of photographers who focus exclusively on West Texas is any indication, the Chihuahuan Desert may fairly be said to present more than its share. Though the largest desert in … Continue reading

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