Hill Country Blues

Some evenings right before sunset, the Hill Country sky will turn a beautiful shade of turquoise as the sun’s rays begin to refract through the humid atmosphere. The color fades fast going though a transition from turquoise to blue-green to indigo and finally to a deep violet. It’s almost as if the sky is performing for our viewing pleasure.

Folks that spend most of their lives in the big cities of Texas, may never have the opportunity to experience a sunset like this. Many don’t even know what they’re missing. But those that frequent the Hill Country know that a summer sunset is best enjoyed among friends, sitting high above the canyon floor and celebrating all that the Lord has provided.

Come to Texas at least once in your life my friends, and experience for yourself the simple beauty of a Hill Country sunset.

Hill Country Blues

Hill Country Blues – Leakey, Texas
Copyright Β© 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 37mm, f/16 for 4/10th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter and 2-stop, graduated neutral density filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: Hill Country Blues – Leakey, Texas

4 thoughts on “Hill Country Blues

  1. Great shot, thanks for the shooting details. I’m going tripod shopping this weekend, I just keep seeing too many great low light shots taken from a tripod.

    How do you like Lightroom 3?


    • David,

      Thanks for reading. LR3 is a big step for Adobe over LR2. I’ve converted all my LR 2 catalogs and they do run faster under LR3.


  2. Jeff, I like the darker, deeper colors you captured in this photo. Years ago I spend time in Texas and while there are many memories of the unrelenting sun beating down, I also remember sunsets such as this…making it almost worth it. πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Earl.

      I’ve become somewhat of a lizard in my old age and the heat of a Texas summer day feels great on my back and legs. Just don’t stand downwind of me after a long day of shooting. πŸ˜‰


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