I wanted to show the topography of the Juan De Leon gravesite area inside Big Bend National Park. However by 9:09 pm, it was well-beyond sundown and I did not intend to return to this site during my stay.
So I opened up the camera’s aperture to 3.5 and lengthen the exposure time to one minute. The result is the above photo that I further enhanced beyond an approximation of what was visible at the time the photograph was taken.
The original image is a Tagged Image Format File (TIFF) with a file data size of 35.6 megabytes (MB).
For display on this web site the TIFF was duplicated and the duplicate re-formatted as a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG/JPEG) image with a file data size of 12.8 MB. To approximate detail visible at the time of capture the image was sharpened as necessary and resampled via the Photoshop Bicubic Sharpen algorithm. The re-sampling increases the image resolution from 300 Dots Per Square Inch (DPI) to 360 DPI.
Unless otherwise noted the image was corrected to offset color shift and balance. This restores black (shadows), white (highlights) and neutral gray (neutral mid-tones).
• An unnumbered image is the only one of the subject matter.
• A number corresponds to the sequential order in a subject-matter-related sequence.
• The letter “B” indicates color correction to approximate what was visible when the image was captured.
• The letter “C” indicates enhancement beyond an approximation of what was visible at the time of capture.