Those Spanish Skirts

Nothing defines the beauty and grandeur of the Texas plains and canyons more than the famous Spanish Skirts seen from the canyon wall just a few miles into Palo Duro Canyon State Park. These colorful sculptures of nature are one of the first landmarks a visitor sees upon entering the park and they’re the last they see when they depart.

Folks from all over the globe remember their first view of these incredible colors and shapes and unlike the Haynes Ridge in Caprock Canyons, you can drive right up to this view and take as many pictures as you want without so much as breaking a sweat.

Spanish Skirts

Those Spanish Skirts – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 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 39mm, f/16 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Copyright 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 70mm, f/16 for 1/4th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5.
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Filed under: Photography Tagged: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, Canon, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Palo Duro Canyon, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Photography, Texas High Plains, Texas Landscapes, Travel Photography