April 2017

Members of our Austin photography group, Bruce, George, Terry and I, made the trip to Big Bend the first week in April. Click here for our itinerary.

I had two objectives for the trip: to get some Milky Way shots at different places in the area, and to add to my collection of wildflower species. We chose three places for Milky Way shots: Mule Ears, Cerro Castellan and some ruins in Big Bend Ranch State Park. We were shooting between moonset and sunrise, a window of a couple of hours. The Milky Way was low in the sky the first morning, almost horizontal, allowing some interesting shots. 

The wildflower objective was met successfully with 13 new species added, and photos of several more existing species. Not bad for a year with very poor rainfall. Click here to view the recent photos. You can see my complete Big Bend wildflower collection here.

There was also plenty of time for scenery photos, and here are some, along with the Milky Way shots.

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