The Dorgan House

Big Bend National Park, Texas The Dorgan House is located in Big Bend National Park, Texas. It was a working ranch house along the Rio Grande in the early part of the 20th century. It was abandoned when the Park Service took the area over in 1944. The chimney is entirely made of petrified wood found in the area. One of the most amazing places I've ever been. I can't even begin to describe the stars to you. One 30 second exposure at high ISO combined in camera with a light painted exposure for the house. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxGX2PI56jo

The First Morning

The morning Evan and I left our sleepy hotel in Alpine, Texas, we were greeted by this astounding sunrise just outside our destination of Big Bend National Park. Here's Evan taking it all in. Unforgettable. See his photos at Evan Schmitt

The Way it Was

Big Bend National Park in Texas is a Gold Tier Dark Sky Park. The skies are breath-taking, literally. You could easily see The Great Orion Nebula with your naked eye, you can spot it in this photo within the sword sheath.

Santa Elena Canyon

Big Bend National Park, Texas

It's a Small World

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Ocotillio

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Dorgan Spiral

The Dorgan House is located in Big Bend National Park, Texas. It was a working ranch house along the Rio Grande in the early part of the 20th century. It was abandoned when the Park Service took the area over in 1944. The chimney is entirely made of petrified wood found in the area.

Continental Divide

The Rio Grande, lit by starlight, separates the United States of America from Mexico. Photographed in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Hues of Gold

Big Bend National Park, TX

Yucca View

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Chisos Basin Sunset

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Day is Done

A cactus carefully lit with a small LED flashlight just after sunset at Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Balanced Rock

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Ocotillio Dreams

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Sun Breaches

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Infrared Rio Grande

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Road to Heaven

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Hot Springs General Store

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Ghost Town Daze

I Very rarely crop my photos, but I don't know what I was thinking with this original composition. Tons of boring dirt in half the frame. Unfortunately I can't drive the 3,000 miles back so I cropped it. Infrared exposure from Hot Springs, Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Darkest Night

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Dorgan Spiral II

The Dorgan Spiral II Here's a re-work of a photograph I took in Big Bend National Park last March. Words cannot describe how much I miss this location. Big Bend National Park, Texas The Dorgan House is located in Big Bend National Park, Texas. It was a working ranch house along the Rio Grande in the early part of the 20th century. It was abandoned when the Park Service took the area over in 1944. The chimney is entirely made of petrified wood found in the area.