As I prepared for my spring trip to Big Bend National Park, I kept track of the conditions in the park through the weather apps and through my Instagram feed. It was late last week that I realized that a big snow event was going to take place over the weekend. Upon arrival in the park last Sunday afternoon, I immediately headed over to photograph the Snowy Chisos Mountains. Another thing I noticed as I entered the area was a large number of Yucca (probably yucca treculeana) blooming. The snow had mostly melted by the time I got there but there was still enough on the mountains to capture this photograph which included the mountains as well as one of the magnificent flowering plants.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R IV using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens set on 23mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 0.5 seconds, and ISO set at 100. I used a tripod and my rail to capture seven images which I stitched together using Adobe Lightroom. I then processed the image processed in Lightroom and completed it in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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