Looking Up at Enchanted Rock

If you’ve read yesterday’s post about packing for the Texas Landscape Safari, you might be asking yourself “why all the worry about packing emergency supplies, extra water and first aid kit for a short photowalk in the Hill Country?”.

Some of the best photographic opportunities in all of central Texas are in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area at the top of this 350 foot tall granite dome and it’s 425 foot bigger sister. The climb from this side is very steep but manageable, ascending 425 feet in a little over 1/2 mile. Anyway you do the math, it’s one steep slope. The view from the top of Little Rock (pictured here), Enchanted Rock or Freshman Mountain is spectacular and on a clear day you can see most of the way south to Fredericksburg. It’s a photographic opportunity not to be missed!

Looking Up at Enchanted Rock

Looking Up at Enchanted Rock – Fredericksburg, Texas
Copyright © 2009 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 24mm, f/11 for 1/100th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “Looking Up at Enchanted Rock

    • Thanks Terry. I can’t take much credit however. The light was so perfect every shot looked great. Haven’t seen anything like it before or since, but I’m still looking.


  1. I think you’re convincing me that I need to take a trip to Texas. My good friend keeps inviting me and your images and information keep enticing me. I’m off to go pack……

    • Diane,

      Thanks for reading. Let me know if you decide to come this way. I’d be happy to show you some of my favorite spots in central Texas.


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