Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Big Bend Revisited :: Cerro Castalon

Saturday, March 2nd - - In English, Cerro Castalon is called Castolon Peak. Whatever you call it, it dominates the landscape in the Castalon region in the southern realms of Big Bend National Park.

The southern view is the most photogenic side of Cerro Castalon. As you drive in from the north the peak appears from out of nowhere as you crest one of the many hills. The road winds through the area with virtually no place to pull off to get a picture.

On my way back from Elena Canyon, I shot this through the front window, stopping in the middle of the road. There wasn't much traffic... Shooting through the windshield adds a greenish tint to photos so I converted it to black and white and adjusted the contrast a little.

At the base of the peak, on the western side, is a pull-out. This too, is Cerro Castalon though it doesn't look quite so impressive from this vantage point... which just goes to show, you need to look at everything from different perspectives!

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Becky Wiseman, "Big Bend Revisited :: Cerro Castalon," Kinexxions, posted March 12, 2013 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2013/03/big-bend-revisited-cerro-castalon.html : accessed [access date])

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