The Texas Plains

My daughter Kelly and I arrived in Lubbock on Saturday evening after a nine hour journey from Sugar Land. I dropped her off at Texas Tech on Sunday morning and proceeded to drive north on Hwy 207 toward Caprock Canyons State Park. We had dinner with Jerod Foster and his lovely wife on Saturday evening and he suggested driving north on Hwy 207 so I’d get a better idea of what the Texas Plains are really like.

And I thought the Hill Country was big!

The Road is Long

The Road is Long – Hwy 207 just north of Floydada, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on Aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 19mm, f/16 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 200 with a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer and 3-Stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.

11 thoughts on “The Texas Plains

  1. Hey Jeff, that’s our plains! We enjoyed your visit, and hope for more in the future! I hope the trip went well, and I look forward to seeing more images down the road! And Ray’s right about the sunrises and sunsets!

    • Hey Scott.

      Brrrr… I try not to think about the cold and snow these days. I saw way too much of it while living in Michigan’s upper peninsula.


  2. There you go, another fantastic landscape shot.
    I definitely have to learn landscapes, your pictures are always great. I have to get me a polarizer and then maybe a couple of neutral density filters… And, of course, I have to find the time and the right place to go. The place, I know where it is; having the time… this could be fixed during the few next weeks, I hope.

    When I’ll get to landscapes, I’ll have to revisit all of the entries of your blog, Jeff.

    Thanks for sharing with us.


    • Jaime,

      Thanks for the compliment. Honestly though, you only get to see the best shots from my outings. I throw away ten for every one I keep. And even fewer do I print or sell. If photography was like professional baseball here in the US, I’d have been sent back to the minor leagues years ago. 🙂


      • Well, then this one out of ten makes it worth it. Honest.
        Again, I’ll come back to your posts and re-read them, lot of interesting teachings to put in practice. And, of course, I’ll be happy if 1 out of 20 of my pictures look like the ones you post here 🙂


  3. Remember that country well Jeff. It is one of those places where you can see a sunrise or sunset a couple days before it gets there. It sure isn’t hill country. 🙂

    • Hey buddy.

      Just got back to Sugar Land, bone tired! I was amazed at the contrast between the plains and the canyons. More to come . . .


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