We landscape photographers are a curious sort. Prone to impulsive behavior and known to drop everything at a sudden change in the weather. Folks that follow this path in life can best be described as “driven” and not just because of the thousands of miles we travel each year.
We’re a strange breed and not well understood by our loved ones or by ourselves. We glower at a cloudless sunny day and pray for rain. We get up before dawn and stay up well past sunset. Where other cower, we seek out those thunderstorms, snow storms, wind storms and any other weather that provides excitement and drama to our vision. We’re known to be reckless, fickle and restless and can’t stand the thought of sitting at home and watching the television.
We live for color. Bright, subdued, hazy or clear. Color, glorious color. But we love black & white. The tones, contrasts and shades of gray speak volumes to us like a a sonnet on a summer’s eve. Yes, we’re a fey folk. Who else would drive 120 miles just to capture a few moments at the close of the day?
Close of the Day – Smithville, 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 80mm, f/16 for 4/10th 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: Close of the Day – Smithville, Texas