Pecos River

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Pecos River

— The first time I drove on Highway 90 coming back from Big Bend National Park, I was not able to stop at this scenic location. There was some repair being done on the bridge. Then in 2012, on another trip back from Big Bend, everything fell into place, including the right time of the day, as the sun was setting on this iconic Texas river. I was with one of my camping buddies, and we simply could not pass the opportunity to go over to the lookout point to admire this bridge and river. The Pecos River originates in eastern New Mexico and travels down some 926 miles (1,490 km) through New Mexico and Texas until emptying into the Rio Grande at the Amistad National Recreation Area. This shot, taken just outside Del Rio, is actually not very far from that location. The bridge is the highest highway bridge in Texas, and its highest point is at 275 ft (84 m).

 

Aperture: ƒ/10
Camera: SONY NEX-5N
Taken: 29 October, 2012
Focal length: 21.8mm
ISO: 800
Location: 29° 45.5523′ 0″ N 101° 21.5547′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/60s