Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces – Fredericksburg, 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 at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

I live in Sugar Land, a bustling suburb about 20 miles southwest of Houston. I’ve put down roots here and raised four beautiful daughters that are the pride and joy of my wife and I. I live here, work here and worship here in Sugar Land. The community is clean, the people are good and life is pleasant.

But the Texas Hill Country calls to me. There’s just no other way to describe it. In all my travels I’ve never visited a place that felt more like home than the Hill Country. It’s a region like no other on the planet, stretching from La Grange, Smithville and Rockdale in the east to Uvalde, Rock Springs and Junction in the west.; from New Braunfels and San Antonio in the south to Temple and Lampasas in the north. A region of placid rivers in the summer like the Frio, Sabinal and Guadalupe to raging torrents like the Llano, Pedernales and Colorado in the springtime. A region of rolling hills, rocky uplifts and valleys full of deep rich soil.

The Texas Hill Country is region of distinct character, as independent as the folks that settled here and as beautiful as any place on Earth.

9 thoughts on “Wide Open Spaces

  1. Your passion for the Hill Country is amazing! I would love to shoot with you sometime and experience it through your eyes. I live in Houston, and enjoy the Hill country very much, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get off the beaten path and explore the places you have shown in your photographs. Perhaps soon…………..

    • Thanks Sheldon,

      I’m heading to Austin early February 12th and then on to Johnson City or Marble Falls depending upon the weather. You’re welcome to join me if you’d like.


      • Hit me up in March and I will take you up on that offer!!!! I think come March, I will be un-officially retired until the engineering market picks back up in Houston. So, I should have plenty of time to concentrate on photography….:)

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