On my first evening in Big Bend National Park last week I drove by this beautiful strawberry hedgehog cactus in the western foothills below the Chisos Mountains in the center of the park.

As the sun set, I got a little bit of pink in the clouds and a beautiful, soft light in the foreground.

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus and Chisos Mountains

Strawberry hedgehog cactus in bloom at sunset, with Chisos Mountains in background, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA.Canon 1Dx. 23mm. ISO 640. f/20 @ .5 seconds. EV – ⅓. Polarizer.  2 stop graduated neutral density filter to help tone down the bright sky and get everything into one exposure.