That Highway 207 Glide

Someday I’m gonna get myself killed taking a photograph from a spot like this, but I just can’t resist shooting down a long stretch of winding road. Those converging lines are mesmerizing and just seem to grab me by the arm and drag me out of my car and into the middle of the road.

It’s also fun to see the look on Jack’s face when I ask him to “watch my back for any large trucks coming around the corner”. I can almost hear his thoughts. “Oh shoot! I should have gotten the car keys from him before he set up that stupid tripod. Gonna be a damn long walk back to the hotel.”

Highway 207 Glide

Highway 207 Glide – Claude, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5II L “tilt & shift” lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/8th 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: Highway 207 Glide – Claude, Texas

6 thoughts on “That Highway 207 Glide

  1. This great Jeff, and we have all made the mad dash for the shoulder at some point hoping the car zigs when we zag. It adds to the excitement of making an good image.
    Your name and images have been a great topic on this road trip with Sabrina really wish you could shoot the Redwoods with us.

    • Have a great trip old friend!

      My ears were burning a bit earlier today. Must be a coincidence. 🙂

      Just wait till you read my interview at Peachpit next week. I mentioned a few familiar names.


  2. Lol………..I’m sure Jack has learned his lesson. Next time he’ll drive. You used a tilt shift lens. I’ve researched it before, but I will admit I’m not really sure what it does to the image. What would this have looked like with a ‘regular’ lens?

    • Wesley,

      I use the TS-E 24mm for commercial (product, facility and architectural) work because of its ability to control perspective distortion. I use it for landscape work because it’s the sharpest 24mm lens that Canon makes.


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