Big Bend Parks of Southwest Texas

The Big Bend area of southwest Texas, along the Rio Grande River, is home to mountain peaks, beautiful desert landscapes, canyons, and clear dark skies perfect for celestial viewing. The structural shapes and minimalist scenery appeal to me as a photographer and I enjoy capturing the stark beauty. Like many areas in the southwest, rolling afternoon thunderstorms present opportunities to see this unique landscape under wonderful and ever changing atmospheric conditions. The stormy skies frequently clear just in time to sit out at night in the warm and peaceful desert air while enjoying the clear dark skies to capture starry sky magic.