I wanted to capture the feeling of staring up into the beautiful, Big Bend night sky so I walked along the rim, looking for things to silhouette. I finally found a pinyon pine on the canyon’s edge and placed my camera on the ground looking straight up from the base of the tree.
I like to approach photography that way. I ask myself “what am I feeling”? Then I work on translating that feeling into an image. That approach may not work for everyone, but it always gives me a little bit of a goal when I am out in the field.
Pinyon pine tree and stars on South Rim of Chisos Mountains into Mexico, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. Canon 1Ds. Mark III. 18mm. ISO 400. f/3.5 @ 30 seconds.