The Big Valley

I love the sunshine and that’s a fact. There’s nothing better for an aching back than the warmth of the Texas sun on a hot summer afternoon. And there’s nothing better for the soul than the blue sky and white clouds of the Texas canyons.

A young friend from Vancouver and wonderful photographer, Sabrina Henry often comments that I seem to find the best weather to capture here in Texas.  Since the Lord has seen fit to give us over 300 days of sunshine per year, I do feel obligated to enjoy as many as possible. Odds are, if the sun is shining, the sky is deep blue and the clouds are white and fluffy, you’ll find me somewhere in the Hill Country with my nose pressed against the LCD of my camera.

Folks, we have only a certain number of days on this earth. Every sunny day is a blessing and life is just too short not to enjoy it to its fullest. So saddle up, lock and load. And if you see a gray haired old guy enjoying the late afternoon sun, wander on over and say hello. There’s always room for another tripod here in Texas!

The Big Valley

The Big Valley – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 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 45mm, f/16 for 1/30th 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: The Big Valley – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

3 thoughts on “The Big Valley

  1. I’m giggling like a school girl at being called “young” but then I settle down when I see those Texas skies. Beautiful! We could have done with some of your lovely weather up here yesterday as I had to put a log on the fire!

    • Sabrina,

      Talk to Ray. He and I have a working StarGate running between Sugar Land and the peninsula. He should be able to steer some of the sunshine I send him your way.

      Jeff 🙂

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