You Know You’re in Texas When . . .

Driving the back roads of America you get to see all kinds of interesting things but you know you’re in Texas when you see signs like these:

Iron Work

Iron Work – 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 90mm, f/4 for 1/1600th 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 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Warning Signs

Warning Signs – Concan, 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 105mm, f/4 for 1/500th 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.

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.