We’ve had a very strong high-pressure system floating serenely above much of Texas for the past three weeks, granting us cool and very dry weather with the relative humidity less than 50% most days. For folks living in southeast Texas the dry air is a welcome change from our normally hot and humid September and October.
As pleasant as it’s been, I do look forward to the clouds returning before I leave for the Texas panhandle this week. Our cobalt blue skies are wonderful to look upon but a wee bit boring for landscape photography. I much prefer the billowing clouds of a Texas summer to add drama to my landscapes such as found in this shot taken a few months back at Buescher State Park near Smithville, Texas.
Clouds Over Buescher 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 36mm, f/16 for 1/40th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.
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View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: Clouds Over Buescher State Park, Texas