I took this shot during last fall’s Texas Landscape Safari on a beautiful October morning. The clouds were incredible all morning long and we were having a great time climbing Enchanted Rock and finding all sorts of interesting shots. I was amazed when this inverted mountain shaped cloud started to form right over the (small) mountain we were shooting. It definitely makes for an interesting shot!
Hill Country – Fredericksburg, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 45mm, f/13 for 1/50th of a second at ISO 100. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.
Nice shot, Jeff! It almost makes you dizzy looking at it – like you keep wanting to lean to the left! 🙂
Enchanted Rock is a very steep slope to climb and it’s quite an angle to setup a tripod on.
I need to get back to E-Rock! Thanks for the motivation.
Thanks for reading. Enchanted Rock certainly lives up to its name. One of the best spots in the state for nature photography.
The exposure was taken at 45mm!!!
Good catch. I copied the caption from a previous post and forgot to change the lens. Its correct now.
Terrific shot! Don’t you just love it when the clouds do that for you!
I sure do but it was certainly odd to see this cloud forming. Kind of strange.
Totally 3D photo 🙂 Amazing shot.
Indeed, wonderful shot. As stated, nice feel of depth and 3D…
Weren’t you using a circular polarizer lens this time, Jeff?
No. I used a 3-stop (soft) graduated neutral density filter for this shot to even out the exposure between the rocks in the foreground and the sky/clouds in the background. The vignetting effect you see around the edges was done in Lightroom.
Almost a reflection like image. Beautiful shot Jeff, real depth and 3D feel to it.