Early Fall in Palo Duro Canyon

I love the early fall. It’s that time of year when the scorching heat of the Texas summer is past but the cold, north winds from the plains have yet to arrive. When you can almost “touch” the quiet of a desert afternoon and “taste” the fresh, clean air as the light breeze tickles your skin.

Autumn is when the days begin to grow shorter, the nights cooler and the light becomes warm and inviting. It’s that magical time of the year “between” the seasons. For artists, painters and photographers, it’s a time to cherish the light and color before the pale, cold days of winter set in. When the “golden hours” come early in the day and stay late into the evening. When time itself seems to pause and wait for you to capture that one last shot.

What more in life could you ask for?

Early Fall

Early Fall in Palo Duro Canyon, 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 17mm, 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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