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Sunset over the Rio Grande

The Big Bend area has many more sunrise photography locations than it does sunset locations. When I visit the region, my go-to location for sunsets is the Big Hill and the La Cuesta river access areas, both located in the Big Bend Ranch State Park. This is where I captured the sunset over the Rio Grande. I was lucky enough to find this flowering Yucca to use as a foreground, although, the flower was nearing its end. The sunsets from the top of the hill are spectacular. The area is very accessible from Highway 170. I highly recommend visiting this location when visiting the Big Bend area.

Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Hill, Sunset
Sunset over the Rio Grande

This image was taken with my Sony A7R IV using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/14, shutter speed at 1/40th of a second, and ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. I processed the image in Lightroom and completed it in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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