Big Bend Ranch State Park is located just west of the nationally famous Big Bend National Park and, in my view, is just as interesting. The State Park is home to a few abandoned movie sets. The most popular one is the Contrabando Movie Set.
Another, and less visited, movie set is the Crowtown Movie Set. One of the State Park volunteers pointed it out to me about two years ago. He gave me a general location within the park. It took some searching but we found it nestled among some amazing rock formations. I returned to this location in the Spring of 2018 and took this photograph with the Milky Way in the background. I have yet to find any details about this movie set. I will keep searching…
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone night lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 25 seconds and the ISO set at 6400. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed using Lightroom and completed in Photoshop.
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