Desert Trail

Even a cloudless sky can become an interesting background is your subject is a beautiful as the scenery at Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas. Standing here on a warm fall evening, looking over miles and miles of pristine desert and colorful canyons is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Caprock Canyons State Park is one of the states most beautiful and least explored parks. Many folks visiting the Texas panhandle miss this wonderful park situated on the southwestern rim of Palo Duro Canyon, well away from any major highways and cities. Those that find their way there are greeted by miles and miles of desert trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The geology of the area is incredible and behind every one of those buttes seen in this image is another and another, just waiting to be explored.

Desert Trail

Desert Trail – Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, 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/4L II USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer and 2-Stop (Soft) ND-Grad filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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4 thoughts on “Desert Trail

  1. Thanks. I just spent a couple hours checking that site out. All I can say right now, is WOW. Thanks for the pointer. I really enjoy your site.

  2. A question I have been meaning to ask…

    The frame you use on many of your photos, do you do that in LR or PS. Can you describe how you do it?

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