Monday, January 7, 2008

Enchanted Rock (Texas)

While home in Texas, we did manage to do one hike out at Enchanted Rock, a state park outside of Austin. We did the 6 mile hike that went all the way around the perimeter.

How could I resist the quintessential prickly pear shot? I've always liked the heart-shaped ones and the cliche statement on love.



I loved the tall grasses. I tried a few different versions of this, but this is really the only one that worked.



We dubbed this the "Spider Tree." The branches come out like arms ready to give you a giant hug...or eat you.



This shot was inspired by one I took of a lone tree on the fall foliage shoot (see October post). I shot this while waiting for my family to get out of view, but they really make the shot.



This was literally shooting from the hip. I like the light coming in from the left, the gnarly trees and despite not seeing much of the scenery, I feel it tells a story of it's own.

1 comment:

Albert Ellenich said...

Great shots! As you know, I tend to have a "thing" for trees, so I really like these, especially the more gnarly looking branches. There's always something so enduring about a tree, from full foliage to bare branches, it survives and makes a statement.