Blue Skies Smiling at Me

Landscape photographers are an odd bunch. Just ask their wives.

We long for “weather”, not just climate. We hate days of clear blue skies and love those times when the weather is changing. We’ll take a thunderstorm over a sunny afternoon. We prefer a cold foggy morning over a warm placid afternoon. We live for those golden hours in the early morning and the late evening and yearn for clouds to add drama to our images. Face it, we’re that 5% of the population that’s tough to satisfy.

So what’s a landscape photographer to do when the weather turns out perfect for the other 95% of us? Like I’ve said before, “There’s Always Something to Shoot”.

Llano River Bridge

Llano River Bridge – Llano, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-104mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/11 for 1/250th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

6 thoughts on “Blue Skies Smiling at Me

  1. I have a bridge in my hometown I fall back on often. Night, day, morning, evening, dusk, sunrise, sunset, hdr, slow shutter, fast shutter…it always comes through for me. Oh, and it looks a lot like this one.

    • You know those Civil Engineering types. Once they find a design that works, they stick with it for the next hundred years or so. 🙂


      • Hi Jeff,
        Great shot. i have not seen the bridge but i know you did a great shot. I’m a civil eng’r but unlike what you said i don’t stick to conventionals. the reason is I love i’m also a hobbyist photographer.


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