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Photographing Santa Elena Canyon

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Re: Photographing Santa Elena Canyon
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 10:05:29 PM »
I know this is an old post so this is just for reference but this large shot was taken in late afternoon.  I have several just like it.  It can be challenging in the early evening hours.  A good lens hood is definitely desirable.

OK.  Sorry for dominating this thread but I keep thinking about it.
There just isn't a single time or way to photograph anything.  Right now, I'm looking at the June photo in the 2012 big bend calendar.  It is a very nice shot, probably taken early morning, into the mouth of the canyon by James Benton/Sotol Vista (mothernatureframed. com) 

While checking the mothernatureframed. com website I found this shot by Ray Muniz/Stingrey.
It was taken at either before dawn or after dusk.  I can't tell.

I was at Santa Elena Canyon on Jan 2 and took this picture just inside the canyon on my way in at 10:44 am


Within in a minute of that picture, my wife, further in the canyon looking out, took this picture of me

 So, if you can get there near sunrise, you'll get a very nice picture but whether it is close to noon or after dark, there are always opportunities.
Just be sure to post up your result.



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