Photographic Inspiration in Texas

Before I get too deep in posting images and stories about the Texas plains and canyons, I want to give credit where credit is due. Texas is home to some of the most gifted landscape and nature photographers in the world. These hard working, plain talking and ever generous folks have explored Texas for decades and chronicled their travels with words and photographs in countless books and magazines.

Folks like Wyman Meinzer of Benjamin, Earl Nottingham (Texas Parks & Wildlife) of Temple, Laurence Parent of Wimberley and Kathy Adams Clark of The Woodlands continue to inspire me daily. They’ve paved the way for countless landscape and nature photographers in Texas and around the world by showing us the beauty and grandeur of our great state. Not to mention my friend Jerod Foster who’s gracious enough to answer all the questions I can throw at him over a few beers in Lubbock.

Cathedral of the Canyons

Cathedral of the Canyons – Silverton, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on Aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/16 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 200 with a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Author’s Note: Wyman Meinzer named this section of Tule Canyon in Briscoe County the Cathedral of the Canyons in his 2001 book Canyons of the Texas High Plains. A must read for any landscape photographer looking to explore the Texas plains and canyons.

3 thoughts on “Photographic Inspiration in Texas

  1. What’s really neat Jeff, is that when others write this post, your name would appear in their list of Texas inspirations. The only Texas I know is your Texas. Thanks for sharing your images with us.

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