Those Palo Duro Colors

The colors of the desert, plains & canyons never cease to amaze me. Hiking through an area created by millions of years of erosion and piping (underground rivers) is a humbling experience for any nature lover. The colors unearthed by this process are stunning to say the least and yet, I still hear the occasional tourist complain about how “barren” the plains and canyons seem.

I just sit back and smile, while viewing some of most vibrant reds, oranges, greens and blues that I’ve ever had the chance to capture with a camera. I’m not sure what most folks expect from the Texas panhandle but I know it’s a region full of color and life. A photographer could spend a lifetime exploring this region and never tire of it’s beauty and majesty. I know I never will.

Palo Duro Colors

Those Palo Duro Colors – Canyon, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using a TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/18 for 1/10th 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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8 thoughts on “Those Palo Duro Colors

    • Michael,

      Thanks for the compliment but I can’t take credit for the incredible skies here in Texas. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and high clouds it’s hard miss!

      Jeff 😉

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