Fort Worth is where the “the west begins” and by God the grand finale is the far-flung Texas corner called, Big Bend National Park. Once submerged beneath an in-land sea, Big Bend is the result of volcanic activity and the up-thrusting of colliding fault lines. Here is found flat deserts, rolling hills, mountains, basins and building-sized boulders cast about as though the Almighty has been shooting marbles. A very few early American structures are still standing here and Indian rock art is prevalent in select areas. Under sunny skies and indigo nights of glittering starlight, Big Bend is well-described by the official Texas tourism slogan that boasted, “Texas: It’s like a whole other country.”
Nowhere is that more appropriately applied than to the diversity of Big Bend.
These photographs are from my visit to Big Bend in December of 2010. You can start with the first image and view them one after another or click any image and go directly to the web page for that photograph, photography data and associated narrative. Of course this Index of gallery images is available in the navigation menu atop each image/data/narrative page.
Once you are on any image page, you then have the option of viewing the image enlarged in a separate browser window. Also, once you are viewing an enlarged image, you can link to the previous or next enlargement without returning to the image/data/narrative page (which will stay open in the background).
I hope you enjoy the narratives and photographs as much as I enjoyed living them.