Fredericksburg, Texas – Longhorns (HDR)

I took the afternoon off yesterday as it is spring break here in Texas.  We took a drive up to Fredericksburg to go see Enchanted Rock.  From our house…its about 2 hours.  We arrived and the line was so long to get into Enchanted Rock…every one was turning around.  We did the same and proceeded back to the town.  On the way we saw an entrance for a place called Boot Ranch on Route 965.  We googled it and it looked nice….and decided to drive in to check it out.  We were met by a front gate.  Unfortunately, this place is a members only golf, fishing canoeing, tennis, hiking, rock climbing activity location.  So we could not get in.

But on the way before the gate are a few open areas and we saw these guys hanging out by the fence.  They are our local Texas Longhorns.  This is where our University of Texas (in Austin) gets its name…The Longhorns.  Also, you can see the color as well….burnt orange.  Which in my area is a fav color to wear!  These fellows(?)…were curious about me and were only a few feet away.  I assume they though I had food…sorry dudes, only a camera.  The one on the right reminds me of my daughter after taking a few shots…having that “ok, are you done taking pics yet?” look.  LOL Have a great weekend!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
  • Setting: Manual  Mode
  • Focal Length: 50.0 mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:  1/250 second – Single RAW HDR (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/6.3
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro,  Photo Tools 2.6