Happy Friday Everyone. Here’s to the end of a long and tiring week. Here’s another shot taken from the top of Enchanted Rock in the Texas Hill Country. The views from up here at sunset are truly spectacular and well worth the 400 foot climb.
How To Get This Type of Shot
- The trick to getting this type of shot is to use a very steady tripod. The winds atop Enchanted Rock can gust to 35 mph and it’s darn near impossible to get a sharp image when hand-holding your camera. A good quality carbon-fiber tripod can make all the difference in the world.
- Using the right filters is also vital to getting this type of shot. I always use a circular polarizer to cut down the harsh glare and to add saturation to the colors.
- The most important “trick” in getting this type of shot is to use a graduated neutral density filter. This little beauty lets you balance the exposure differences between the rocks in the foreground and the clouds in the background. Some folks do this “in post” by bracketing their exposures and merging them into an HDR image. I prefer to do this the “in camera” using a graduated ND filter. I think it provides a more realistic looking result.