The Edge of the Hill Country

Steep Hill, FM 2222 - Austin, Texas

Steep Hill, FM 2222 – Austin, Texas

Austin is located on the eastern edge of the vast undulating lands known as the Texas Hill Country. Thus, half of Austin is on flat prairie, and the other half is hilly. There is an old dormant fault line that stitches the two together.

This is the view from FM 2222 looking east — part of the western suburbs of Austin. It’s somewhat scenic, gussied up photographically with some graphic lines and the conversion to black and white. I think many probably think of Texas as a flat desert. I know I did when I lived in New York. Nope. There is a considerable amount of geographic diversity in this big state.

I used the Canon G1X Mark II, which has a versatile range from 24mm to 120mm equivalent. Here, I’m zoomed into a 100mm equivalent to create some compression. It also has a sizable sensor for a compact, which is even slighter larger than micro 4/3. Its high ISO capability is respectable, and this photo at ISO 2500 looks very serviceable.

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