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Liquid Gold

My next trip to Big Bend National Park is coming up in a few weeks.  I’m really looking forward to returning to this wonderful National Park and capturing some amazing images. I was going through my photographs from the trip I made last April and I noticed that there are quite a few that I never processed. The image below was one of them. This photograph was taken in an area called Glenn Springs.  As it turns out, this area has a very long and interesting history, mostly associated with “liquid gold”.

Glenn Springs was a very important reliable water source in the middle of this very arid land. This “liquid gold” was used by Indians as a water stop during their raids into the “New Spain” and was also used by them for more permanent stops. A factory to produce candelilla wax was built in 1914, another form of “liquid gold”. The area was also part of many raids by Mexican Bandits and battles by the US Government.

Liquid Gold

Glenn Springs Sunrise

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens set on 35 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 1/8th of a second and the ISO set at 100.

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