It’s the Climb

I’ve travelled all over the world and visited many different countries, landscapes and terrain in my time. I’ve seen the sun rise in Beijing and set in Singapore. I’ve felt the dry, brittle cold of a winter’s day in Alaska and the cold, damp, rainy nights of autumn in Scotland. I’ve walked the quiet hillsides of the Napa Valley and the noisy streets of Hong Kong. I’ve hiked Isle Royal in the springtime and canoed Lake Placid in the fall.

Nowhere I’ve ever travelled has felt more like “home” to me than the Texas Hill Country. Drive a few short hours from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or Austin and you can find yourself in a region like no other on Earth. A place of contrast, beauty and solitude where the sky stretches almost to heaven. A place you can climb and gaze for miles and miles and see no sign of civilization.

A place called Texas!

Hill Country Hillside - Bandera, Texas

Hill Country Hillside – Bandera, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/11 for 1/80th of a second using a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer and a 2-stop, graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

8 thoughts on “It’s the Climb

  1. If it only had consistent water from the sky, but not as much as the NW :-).
    Curious how we become attached to an area, I road trip for part of every year for the last 25 in the western US and love the variety and beauty this country has to offer, from Mountains and glaciers to deserts, but home is where I see and feel the most comfortable. The feelings you have for the country around you really show thru the images Jeff thank you for showing that part of the world in a whole new light.

  2. Nice image, Jeff. I like the way that you used the dramatic sloping foreground and the leading line of the rock face here. It gives the image a three dimensional quality.

    • Michael,

      Thanks for reading. I’ve been to Singapore and there’s lots of photographic opportunities there. I especially love wandering through the night market in the late afternoon.

      Jeff

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