This is actually Mexico. Photographing Mexico from Texas isn’t something I really thought about before.
I’ve never been to a Mexican border town, and I still haven’t because they closed the legal crossings in Big Bend National Park. Up until a few years ago visitors to the park could cross over and visit the villages on the other side of the Rio Grande, buy some trinkets, and come back again. But that is no more. I’m sure some people still do, but given that we are Canadian we didn’t want to take any chances on not being allowed back into the USA. It would be a long way home by boat!
I made this image on the same evening as the one I showed in yesterday’s post. The clouds were incredible.
From this direction, the Rio Grande circles around in front of the hill I was standing on and at the time I thought the river was an important feature in the image. But looking at it afterwards I wonder you can really tell it’s a river at all. Is there too much going on in the foreground?
I tried another version cropping out the river and I also cloned out some trees that ended up on the bottom border right in the middle.
What do you think? Cropped or un-cropped?