Sunset over the Rio Grande
This sunset over the Rio Grande was photographed near the big hill in the Big Bend Ranch State Park in the spring of 2023.
This sunset over the Rio Grande was photographed near the big hill in the Big Bend Ranch State Park in the spring of 2023.
A colorful sunset on Copano Bay near Howard Murph Park in Rockport, Texas. Photographed in the winter of 2020.
La Cuesta is one of the few points along the Rio Grande with enough rocks to take interesting long-exposure photos.
The Rio Grande at Sunset photographed from La Cuesta in the Big Bend Ranch State Park in the spring of 2019.
A Chihuahuan Desert Sunset taken along the main road on the western end of Big Bend National Park during my recent trip to the area.
A panoramic view of Mexico from the other side of the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Photographed in the fall of 2018.
La Cuesta sunset along the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park, photographed using my Lee Fitlers to extend the exposure time.
I photographed this sunset at La Cuesta in Big Bend Ranch State Park during a recent visit to the area. La Cuesta and Big Hill are along Highway 170 located about half way between Presidio and Terlingua.
Another Dorgan House Sunset photo from my trip to Big Bend National Park last December. I can only imagine what the Dorgan family’s day was like, especially with their 360-degree views of the wonderful area.
I photographed this view of Castellon Mountain at sunset from the Dorgan house which is located at the end of the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park.
A west Texas sunrise photographed in the area North of Terlingua, Texas in a region called the Terlingua Badlands. This is a new area for me and one I intend to return to frequently.
A sunset view of Santa Elena Canyon from the Dorgan house along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park.
A prickly pear sunrise during my trip to Big Bend NP in the fall of 2017. The skies were filled with clouds which made for a great sunset.
A window to Castellon Mountain as seen from the Dorgan House property in the Dorgan-Sublett in Big Bend National Park.
Hen Egg Mountain in southwestern Berwster County at sunset. This ia a new location for me. I scouted it in April of this year.
This view of Castellon Mountain is from the Dorgan house in Big Bend National Park. This vantage point is a great place to see the park.
The Austin skyline as seen during the summer of 2015. The skyline has dramatically changed since then as there are a lot of new buildings.
Another great sunset sky in Big Bend NP. Photographing into the sun is very tricky and one must find a balance to capture the image details.
A pair of American Agaves (aka Sentry Plants or Century Plants) against the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend National Park.
Sunset on the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch SP. I like the foreground and how the Rio Grande serves as a leading line to the setting sun.
A pair of Lechuguilla plants, with stalks near the end of their cycle, posing at sunset in the Big Bend National Park.
I photographed these Joshua Trees at Sunset during my last evening in the Joshua Tree National Park last May.
A sunset with Joshua Trees along the Hidden Valley Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park photographed in the spring of 2017.
I photographed this Hemingway Sunset in the Hemingway Buttress area of the Joshua Tree NP during the start of a night photography workshop.
I photographed this lone Joshua Tree while visiting the Hall of Horrors area in the Joshua Tree National Park in the spring of 2017.
A Joshua Tree sunset photographed in the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree NP. I used my special technique to obtain another starburst.
Another great sunset in the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree NP. I achieved my goal of placing the starburst in the middle of the gap.
I photographed this Cap Rock Sunset during my recent trip to the Joshua Tree National Park to attend a night photography workshop.
There was a very colorful desert floor when I visited the Joshua Tree NP last spring. I captured this sunset at the Hall of Horrors area.
Keys Ranch in the Joshua Tree NP is a great place for photographers. It was there that I captured this photo of a Sunset on Keys Ranch.
A type of Sotol Cactus flowering along the High View Trail in the Mohave Desert portion of the Joshua Tree National Park.
I arrived at the Howard Murph Park near Rockport during low tide and decided to incorporate the seashells into my photo of the setting sun.
I photographed this sunset photographer during my visit to Howard Murph Memorial Park during my recent trip to Rockport, Texas.
I photographed this sunset on an old pier during my last evening in Rockport, Texas. I went to Howard Murph Memorial Park to find a new scene.
This photograph of the “Captain Chen II” was taken near Fulton Harbor in the Rockport, TX area during my trip there last week.
I captured this Copano Bay Sunset from the Howard Murph Memorial Park during my recent trip to Rockport, Texas. I photographed here before.
Yesterday was another busy day in the Rockport area. I rode two ferries to cross the channel and I saw several gators.
My trip to Rockport was without incident. After completing my planned activities I headed to Howard Murph Memorial Park for a sunset photo.
I was going through my photographs from last year’s trip to the Texas Gulf Coast when I ran across this Rockport beach sunset photograph.
I captured this photograph of a waiting photographer during my trip to Rockport, TX last year. He patiently stood there until the sun set.
I captured this Rockport Sunset during my trip to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge last February to photograph the wonderful birds there.
Another sunset photograph of the Badlands of Big Bend NP. This location is now a regular stop during my photography trips to the park.
Following a nice dinner at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, we headed out to Yellowstone Lake to try and capture a great Yellowstone sunset.
I photographed this desert flora sunset during my trip to Big Bend NP last year. The clouds were sparse but the desert flowers were amazing.
I always keep an eye on the forecast. I went out earlier this week to take advantage of nearby storms to photograph the Storm over Austin.
I captured this photograph of the Austin skyline reflection on Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake) in June of last year.
This coastal sunset photo is another one from my trip to Rockport. It was taken a couple of minutes before the photo of the The Photographer.
I have posted a few Colorado River sunset images in the past including one with the Pennybacker Bridge. This is another image from the same series.
I have been looking for new vantage points for photographing the Austin skyline. I decided to try this one after one of my friends inquired about it.
Meet Luis! Luis decided to go swimming at Lou Neff Point at the same time I decided to photograph the Austin skyline at sunset.
This image of the full moon over Austin was taken just a couple of minutes prior to the image I posted yesterday titled “Howl at the Moon”.
One of the items on my photography list during my trip to Buffalo, New York was to photograph the Buffalo Lighthouse (aka Buffalo Main Light) at Sunset.
I captured this photograph of the Buffalo City Hall at sunset while visiting the area. Buffalo is known for its architecture. The hall was high on my list.
I captured this Buffalo History Museum sunset during a trip to the area. The clouds were not great but the reflection and the starburst turned out well.
This is my last Pedernales Falls sunset image from my recent visit to the Park. I found a large limestone rock and decide to captured a few images.
I captured this photograph of the Austin Skyline sunset a few minutes before the long-awaited Strawberry Moon rose above the horizon.
At first I was not too excited about this photograph but then I decided that there was more to it than the sunset reflection on the water.
I have not posted a panorama in a while so I thought I would post a Pedernales Falls Sunset Panorama that I captured during my trip to park last week.
I enjoy capturing the colorful last rays of a sunset. This was the case when I captured this photo during my trip to Pedernales Falls SP.
Pedernales Falls State Park is one of my favorite parks. Seeing that the weather was great, I went there a couple of days ago to photograph the sunset.
This photograph of the Blue Gum Tree sunset is the third in the series taken during last month’s trip to South Africa. The first two are from a distance.
I drove up Chapman’s Peak Drive on my way back to Cape Town from the Cape of Good Hope and stopped in the town of Clifton. This is where I captured this sunset.
After capturing the photo from yesterday’s post, I moved closer to capture a closeup of the Blue Gum Tree tree rows, the remaining sunset and the stormy clouds.
Upon arrival to our final destination in South Africa, we could not help but notice the miles of Blue Gum Tree plantations. Literally thousands of acres.
One of our favorite photography locations in the Big Bend National Park is Santa Elena Canyon. We usually photograph the canyon at sunrise and we decided to try a sunset shot as well.
We usually stop at the “Ocotillo Fields” near the park entrance to photograph the sunset on our first day at the Park. The official road is Texas Highway 118 and it’s named “Panther Junction Road”.
This is the second image of this sunset from my photo shoot back in January. The silhouetted trees reflecting in the water attracted me to this location.
This is what is called a composite photograph. It is not a “real” photograph as it is made up of multiple photographs, ten photographs to be exact.
This is another sunset image from Rockport, TX. I noticed this couple fishing and I thought their shiloutted bodies against the sunset made for a good photo.
This photograph was taken during my recent trip to Rockport, at the Howard Murph Park a few minutes before “The Photographer” photo that I posted previously.
The early morning boat ride out to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. I photographed this Great Egret at Sunrise during our first morning on the Refuge.
This is another image from my recent trip to Rockport, TX. In this photograph, the pilot is conducting a practice landing and take-off drill.
This sunset photograph was taken in a park near the Rockport airport called Howard Murph Memorial Park. The photographer in the image below is John Martell.
I was sitting down to watch the news when I noticed the clouds were turning orange. I grabbed my camera and headed to the Pennybacker Bridge overlook.
I can’t believe this is my 200th post. It has definitely exceeded my expectations. It seems like it was only the other day that I was writing my 150th post.
Although ATX stands for many other things, people in the Austin area refer to Austin as ATX (Austin, TX). So, this is an ATX skyline at dusk.
This Ocotillo Sunset was taken in an “ocotillo field” that is located near the main entrance to the park on Highway 118 close to mile marker #21.
We normally associate fall colors with Maple, Oak, Cottonwood and Aspen trees but, we seldom associate desert plants with fall colors.
This Austin skyline is not only one of my favorite images and is the first image I posted. I thought it was deserving as the celebratory 150th post image.
Another “Big Sunset” from my trip to Big Bend NP earlier this year. The photo was taken from a hilltop near the Rio Grande Village Campground.
I posted an image titled “Fire in the Sky” last month that was taken at the Denver City Park. This starburst image was taken about 20 minutes before. the clouds turned the color of fire
Sunsets in the west seem more intense. Is it the dry air? I captured this amazing sky during a trip to Denver. It’s as though there was fire in the sky.
This is another golden sunset taken at the Green River Basin, located in the Canyonlands National Park, during my recent trip to Moab, UT.
This post is very similar to the post I did yesterday. It’s the same but different. It’s the same area, same day, same general time of day, both are panoramas but, there are two distinct differences.
I had the opportunity to go the Enchanted Rock State Park to shoot an enchanted sunset. We scouted the area and decided to shoot the rock reflecting off of Moss Lake.
Another sunset from my trip earlier this year to Big Bend National Park. I posted another desert sunset last week. This image was taken a few minutes earlier.
I made a trip to Big Bend NP in April of 2015. It was a great time for Texas Wildflower photography and for a great Big Bend NP Sunset.
I had the opportunity to travel to Maui in the spring of 2015. What a wonderful island. I spent time hiking the trails near the Pools at Ohe’o and taking sunset pictures near Kapalua Bay.
I took this image from the pedestrian walkway on the soutside of the river near downtown Austin. The magnificent colors in the clouds backlit the image.