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Sheer Cliff Wall to Hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park by Mark Stevens
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Here I wanted to capture the cliff wall at the beginning portion of the hike to Guadalupe Peak. The trail here was mainly switchbacks, going back and forth up the first rise. That’s what I visualized for this image. One portion of that set of switchbacks…on a cliff wall with blue skies beyond…

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Going Up! by Mark Stevens
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At first, I just wanted to capture an image of the steep hiking trail I was on. I’d read that the first portion to Guadalupe Peak was the hardest and listed as strenuous…very true! But later, I was drawn to the skies above. I added a CEP Polarizer filter. It really brought out the blues in the skies above. With the trail going upward, it felt like a stairway to the skies above…