Travel Photography – Columbus, Texas

Sunday evenings are a special time to photograph small towns. The sunlight softens the harsh shadows of the day. Most folks are home eating dinner or mowing the lawn and you can wander around these wonderful villages without a care in the world. Most small towns in Texas roll up the sidewalks around 6:00 PM and they become silent monuments to their rich history.

You can go just about anywhere in Columbus, Texas on a late Sunday evening, and setup a tripod in the middle of the empty street to capture some beautiful architecture. Standing there it’s easy to feel your cares fall away and be transported back to simpler, less hectic place and time.

Stafford Bank

Stafford Bank in Columbus, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 18mm, f/13 for 1/40th of a second at ISO 200 on Sandisk digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro plug-in. Click on the image above for a larger version.