The Glen Springs area within the Big Bend National Park is a common location for our photography group to photograph the sunrise during our trips to the park. On this day, it was an ideal place to photograph as we could photograph the setting moon simultaneously with the sunrise. Our group setup a few feet off of Park Route 12 near the Panther Junction Ranger Station where we spotted the grasses seen in the foreground. I’ve read that these type of grasses dominated the landscape in the park. This was one of the first photographs I took upon arriving at the location. A long exposure was required as it was still fairly dark. I was lucky that the winds were low so the grasses and plants were quite still. As usual, the clouds were non-existent. The lighting was quite nice nonetheless.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens set on 35mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/20, shutter speed at 6 seconds and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for stability. I captured five images and stitched together the panorama in Lightroom. I then finalized the image in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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