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La Cuesta Sunset

I’m still processing some of my photos from my trip to West Texas last spring. I ran across this long exposure photo of a La Cuesta Sunset. I chose to do this one in black and white using the Low Key photo processing technique. I thought it added quite a bit of mood to the scene.

As a reminder, you can get to La Cuesta off of highway 170 between Lajitas and Presidio. The road parallels the Rio Grande and there are quite a few turn-off spots that access the river. La Cuesta is one of the few with enough rocks to take interesting long-exposure photos.

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La Cuesta Sunset
La Cuesta Sunset

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 3 seconds and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and my Lee Filters to extend the exposure time. This is a single image processed using Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

You can see my gallery for the West Texas area including Big Bend by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions or suggestions.

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