This photo of Juniper Canyon was taken last year during my first group photography trip to Big Bend National Park. Although this photo was on my website, I had not showcased it on my blog. I did post some photos taken in an area nearby. My favorite Juniper Canyon photo was the one I posted on December 17th titled Juniper. That photo was taken a few hundred feet beyond this location, so the vantage point is quite a bit higher. I’m returning to the park in a few weeks and I’m already excited about the photography opportunities.
To access this area you need to take the Lost Mine Trail and hike about 2.5 miles up to the lookout. It’s not a very hard hike and it’s best to start about an hour before sunrise in order to arrive in plenty of time to see the sun rise over the horizon. As I mentioned in the previous post, there is no “lost mine” to see but there are plenty of flowers and some great rock formations in the area. It is a worthwhile hike. Another hike I would like to do is the South Rim hike. It’s a much longer and more rigorous hike, sometimes requiring an overnight stay. The south rim is located on the right side of this photo. I understand the views are magnificent.
Click here to see where I was standing when I took this photo.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens set on 16 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/22, shutter speed at 1.6 seconds and the ISO set at 100. This was a single image processed in Lightroom.
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