Awesome! This is my one-word description for the beauty of Big Bend, Texas. So, relax and take a moment to view my Big Bend fine art photo and let me quickly reminisce about the trip to South Texas.
Enjoy the Magnificence of Big Bend Texas Through My Fine Art Photo
Firstly, I want to mention that this was one of the longest road trips of my life! Jean & I were traveling on I-20 west when we decided to take a day route down to Big Bend.
Now, I’m not sure of the exact distance from the interstate to southern Texas. But, I believe it is somewhere around 100 miles one way. But, I’ll talk about the trip in a moment.
Anyhow, when we finally arrived, we caught this view of an amazing giant plateau which led me to quickly get out my trusty camera and set the tripod.
The vastness of the area was overwhelming and this fine art photo explains why.
Now – About the Big Bend Trip
As I said above, the round trip to Big Bend equaled about 200 miles – and these were “country miles” as my dad used to say.
The drive down to Big Bend was pleasant. Jean particularly loves the flat lands of the Texas prairie along with the occasional rock formations such as the picture above.
So, we were content to drive the 100 miles and take in the scenery. But, the drive back to I-20 was a totally different story!
First, we discovered there were very few towns or even houses on this desolate strip of two-lane highway.
It became really dark (with no street lights or moon) so we really felt a sense of lonesomeness on this long, long journey.
And secondly, about the only signs of life we saw was a wild pig (warthog) leering at our car from the road shoulder.
This was not a comforting sight! In fact, these events caused me to wonder if fine art photography should remain my chosen profession! 🙂
With that said, if you are planning a trip to Big Bend, make sure you can get back to civilization before dark or include lodging in your vacation itinerary. ‘Nuff said about that.
Informational Tid-Bit about Big Bend Texas National Park
Just to give you a little more info about Big Bend, I did some research on the area. This is what Wiki says about the national park:
“The park encompasses an area of 801,163 acres. For more than 1,000 miles, the Rio Grande / Río Bravo forms the boundary between Mexico and the United States. So, Big Bend National Park administers approximately 118 miles along that boundary.
The park was named after a large bend in the river, and the Texas—Mexico border.
Because the Rio Grande serves as an international boundary, the park faces unusual constraints while administering and enforcing park rules, regulations, and policies.
In accordance with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Big Bend territory extends only to the center of the deepest river channel as the river flowed in 1848.
The rest of the land south of that channel, and the river, lies within Mexican territory.” (Source = Wikepedia)
Now you can brag about your knowledge when you show off your new fine art photo of Big Bend, Texas!
About My Big Bend Texas Fine Art Photo
This Big Bend Texas fine art photo features fine art photography from Southern Texas, USA.
It’s available for purchase as a framed print, stretched canvas or even a poster at my photo site; BobPardue.Pixels.com .
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