East Texas Beauty – Angelina National Forest

Not all of Texas is desert and canyons and in fact, much of East Texas is filled with tall pine forests such as the Angelina National Forest, the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Sabine National Forest and the Sam Houston National Forest. These four national forests cover over 500,000 acres spread over ten different Texas counties and include some of the beautiful hiking trails you can imagine.

My favorite is the Angelina National Forest near Jasper, Texas which includes the beautiful Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

Angelina National Forest

Angelina National Forest Lakeshore – Jasper, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/9 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizing filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5.
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Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Angelina National Forest Lakeshore – Jasper, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/20 for 6 seconds at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5.
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Landscape Photography – Boykin Springs

Hey folks! Just a real quick post and update as I head out to the Texas Hill Country for a little commercial and landscape work. I took this image at Boykin Springs in the Angelina National Forest last weekend. It was a pretty windy day and I wanted to see what effect the moving clouds and ripples in the water would have on a long (4 second) exposure.

Poster & Print Update
I expect to have my first three 16″ x 24″ posters available for sale early next week on the “Prints & Posters” page on this blog. Each poster will be printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper which boasts superb color reproduction and a standard archival value of 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage. Most orders will ship in 48 hours. All posters will be shipped flat in a very secure padded cardboard container to protect your poster during transport. To keep things simple there is a flat shipping charge regardless of the number of posters ordered.

If you would like to order a fine art print of any image posted on my blog, please contact me via the “Contact” page on this blog and I’ll send you a price list to look over.

Boykin Springs

Boykin Springs – Angelina National Forest, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/18 for 4 seconds using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Landscape Photography – Sam Rayburn Reservoir

I thought I’d post a Google Map just in case you’re wondering exactly where I took these next two images. I realize that these don’t look the way folks expect Texas to look but it’s real. East Texas is covered in lush pine forests with several beautiful rivers running through the area. It’s completely different geology and geography from the areas of central Texas I’ve previously shown you.

Inland Lake

Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Angelina National Forest, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/9 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film. Post capture processed in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Angelina National Forest, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/20 for 6 seconds using a Singh-Ray 3-Stop/Soft graduated neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Google Map of the Angelina National Forest and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas.

Landscape Photography – Reflections in Black & White

Thanks everyone for those great comments on Saturday’s post. I appreciate all my friends taking up the slack while I was out in the heat.

When I wander the back roads of Texas I seldom know exactly what I’m looking for until I see it. I may drive hundreds of miles (as I did in the past few days) in search of some allusive subject or location to photograph. More and more I find myself searching for a subject that speaks to me of peace and quiet, both of which are in short demand these days. This still little spring fed lake in the Angelina National Forest of East Texas fit the bill perfectly!

Reflection in Black & White

Reflection – Angelina National Forest, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 25mm, f/16 for 1/15th of a second using a Singh-Ray 3-Stop/Soft graduated neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.