Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sotol Vista

Sotol Vista is an overlook in Big Bend National Park that is the premier place in the park to watch the sunset.

On my last trip there I, of course, had to go there for at least one sunset. I ended up picking the best possible day as it had the best clouds of the entire trip.

The main view is obviously west. This is looking south. You can see the sotol-a yucca plant, and the distant desert mountains.

The rocks, yucca, ridges, and sky all made for a great composition I set up to work the scene in both black and white as well as color with the sunset.