My latest photographers’ trip is to Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is a beautiful place, although I would consider it on the primitive side. Not that primitive is a bad thing, just don't expect too many amenities in the park. If you want something, you better bring it with you. That includes gas, water, food and shelter. That may be a slight overstatement, lodging, water and food are available with limited rooms at the Historic Sauceda Ranch House and you can get a shower at the Sauceda Ranger Station, if you really think you need one. The parks roads a fairly rough (took us two plus hours to go 8 miles from our campsite to the Ranger Station, and those were the good roads). They were classed as two wheel drive, but high clearance needed. The four-wheel drive roads, the Rangers said, were really rough... four wheel drive, high clearance, 10 ply tires, and preferably two spares. It is a beautiful park, a great place to visit, just go prepared.
The photography was great and the company even better. It is a fine experience to go with people with the same passion. Everyone expresses their artistry differently. There were four photographers on this trip. We can all take a photograph of the same thing and every one of us comes up with something different. Sometimes it is hard to tell if we were one the same trip. That is what makes these trips so fun. I'm already looking forward to the next. one.