I am preparing for my fall trip to Big Bend National Park and I usually go through my past images to get some ideas of what to shoot. I ran across this unprocessed image of a Cerro Castellan sunrise. It is not often that we get clouds in Big Bend and especially for a sunrise. The sun that morning was blocked by some high, thin clouds which gave us a very nice, pink color.
Cerro Castellan (Castellan Mountain) is one of my favorite areas in Big Bend. The whole park is a geological wonderland but the area around Castellan Mountain has a lot of very visible tuft fields and volcanic rocks. I also like the fact that the area around the mountain is very accessible allowing for sunrise, sunset and night photography.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/5th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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