Rock of Ages

Enchanted Rock is a State and National Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a huge, pink granite dome rising 425 feet above ground and 1825 feet above sea level. It covers over 600 acres of land and is huge by any scale. Climbing Enchanted Rock is difficult but well worth the effort as you can see in this image. I could almost touch these rain clouds as the swept in from the west, bringing high winds and cold rain.

Native Americans had inhabited the area for 11,000 years and believed ghostly fires flickered at the top of the dome. They heard the rocks creaking and groaning each night as the moon rose and thought it the song of spirits deep within the pink stone. Sitting here waiting for the sunset, it’s easy to understand their awe of this magnificent place.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages – Fredericksburg, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 20mm, f/16 for 1/6th 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 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

6 thoughts on “Rock of Ages

    • Auk,

      Thanks for reading. I haven’t been back to KL in many years but I remember my trips fondly. Wonderful people and a beautiful country. I use Gitzo tripods and Really Right Stuff ball heads. You can click on my Colophon page where I have links to most of the gear I use.


  1. Hi Jeff ~ I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now. I really appreciate all of the helpful tips that you have been posting, and I love your photos. This one I find particularly beautiful!

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