Window on Davis Mountains

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Window on Davis Mountains— 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.

Here’s the TPWF tweet showcasing the shot. The previous winning shot I had submitted in February is here.

Aperture: ƒ/6.3
Camera: NEX-5R
Taken: 12 March, 2013
Focal length: 22.6mm
ISO: 100
Location: 30° 35.9485′ 0″ N 103° 54.4058′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/250s