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Enchanted

One of our first stops on my second Texas trip was a drive out to Fredericksburg TX to check out the Enchanted Rock State Natural area. Enchanted Rock is an enormous Pink granite batholith located approximately 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas. The prominent granite dome is visible for many miles in the surrounding basin. Folklore of local Tonkawa, Apache, and Comanche tribes ascribes magical and spiritual powers to the rock (hence the name ‘Enchanted Rock’). While attempting to hide from Anglo settlers in the area, the natives would hide on the top two tiers of the rock, where they were invisible from the ground below.

Dave and I battled the intense heat and visited the area for sunset and then returned in the morning for a climb to the top which was quite the view. The colorful sky vanished as we made our way up the summit trail and we were left with gray bland skies, not really enough to even get long exposures so I opted for a B&W. I decided to play around with the new 11mm lens, this was a shot on top of Enchanted Rock looking out over the Texas Hill Country. You cannot tell by the picture but I was very close to this tree when I shot this frame, the lens has an amazing range.

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Capitol Star

Another view of the Texas Capitol building from the newer addition and open-air rotunda, I tried something a bit different for this shot trying for a different perspective than the traditional framed shots of this area.

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