— I almost forgot to post this shot here. Never too late. This was taken on the Spring Break of 2013. We headed to the Davis Mountains again to enjoy the open space, the cool nights and beautiful views such as this. On top of Skyline Drive, there is an old CCC pavilion. With the sun setting and that natural window frame capturing the view of the Davis Mountains area, it was simply a ready-made shot. I submitted it to the monthly contest held by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and was honored (again!) to be the monthly winner for June 2016. Earl Nottingham, Texas Parks and Wildlife photographer, said the following about the shot
This Davis Mountains shot is a great example of using either naturally occurring or man-made objects to act as frames which pull the viewers eye into a scene. The details in the CCC-era rockwork and timbers adds to the rustic sense of place. The strong composition of objects in the foreground, middle ground and distant background gives you a sense of the scene’s depth.
Taken: 12 March, 2013
Focal length: 22.6mm
Location: 30° 35.9485′ 0″ N 103° 54.4058′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/250s