Texas Pickin’ Park

I hadn’t planned to stop in Fayetteville, Texas for more than a few quick shots on Saturday but the Texas Pickin’ Park folks changed my mind real quick. Fayetteville is a small but historic town located between Houston and Austin on Highway 159 and FM 1291.

Like most small towns in east and central Texas, Fayetteville boasts a rich history which began in the 1820’s as the area was settled by members of Stephen F. Austin’s colony. In the late 1830’s through 1850’s the town was populated by German and Czech immigrants and anyone eating lunch or dinner in town can attest to their continuing influence.

On the second Saturday of each month in the summer, the Texas Pickin’ Park folks come from all over the area to join in impromptu jam sessions. As you can see, there was some great music and wonderful photographic opportunities.

Serious Pickin

Serious Pickin – Fayetteville, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 200mm, f/7.1 for 1/125th of a second at ISO 200 using a Singh-Ray warming circular polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Strumming

Strumming – Fayetteville, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 200mm, f/6.3 for 1/250th of a second at ISO 800 using a Singh-Ray warming circular polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.

More Pickin

More Pickin – Fayetteville, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 200mm, f/6.3 for 1/80th of a second at ISO 200 using a Singh-Ray warming circular polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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