Texas Hill Country - steve-coyle

Panoramic Enchantment

Earlier this year I won a certificate for an 8x24 curved metallic print. I wondered for the longest time what image I had that was going to look good in that format. I just couldn’t seem to find one from my collection that seemed to fit.

Then a few weeks ago I went out to Fredericksburg, Texas to do some night shooting of a church in Crabapple, Texas. I was also thinking about doing some sunrise photography if I could get myself up early enough after staying up late doing the nighttime photography. Luckily for me I was. :-)

I had thought I would try to capture an image along the Pedernales River east of Fredericksburg, but after looking at my options the day before I just didn’t see any that spoke to me. So, on a whim, I decided to head north of town to capture something around Enchanted Rock State Natural area.

The first view of Enchanted Rock that you will see coming from Fredericksburg is from the top of hill as you descend into the valley the pink granite pluton batholith formation is located. The formation is the largest such pink granite monadnock in the United States.

I made this shot a little lower down on that hill as you descend into the valley to get the angle I was looking for. There is at least one other place that the public can access that has a really nice view of Enchanted Rock that I know of, but it doesn’t have this view of the Texas Hill Country as well. I might have wished for a few more clouds when I captured this view, but I like the pink sky as well.

This was a single shot image made with my Nikon D810. Having a 36 MP camera comes in handy if you want to create a panorama without stitching multiple shots together. If you’d like your own copy of this 8x24 image, head over to my website and click the buy button. Please let me know if I can be of any help.

Photo by Steve Coyle Photography ( http://www.stevecoylephotography.com)

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