Way Out West

Way out west in the Texas panhandle is a beautiful little spot just north of Silverton called Tule Canyon. Most of Tule Canyon is on private land but the section that cuts across Highway 207 is on state land and offers some wonderful roadside scenery to photograph.

Hit this stretch of road doing 70 mph or more and you’ll leave your stomach on the ceiling of your car in a hurry. But if you slow down to enjoy the view you be amazed at how much beauty the Lord was able to put in one square mile of land. Each direction you turn presents a unique scene to capture and I must have taken over fifty different shots in less than one mile of this road which dips down and back up over 200 feet in less than a mile.

Yes, everything is bigger in Texas, but sometimes the smallest parts are the best.

For those readers not familiar with our Texas skies, that deep blue you see is the honest-to-goodness “real thing”. It’s so dry here in the panhandle, once the clouds have gathered all the moisture all that’s left is a deep, cobalt blue sky.

Link to Google Maps: Tule Canyon Along Highway 207

View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: Tule Canyon Along Highway 207

Way Out West

Way Out West – Silverton, 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 40mm, f/16 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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5 thoughts on “Way Out West

    • Thanks Terry.

      The skies on the Texas plains are remarkable compared to the Hill Country. All the moisture is in the clouds and the dry air really takes on a deep blue color.


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