Austin, TX – Pedernales River (HDR)

A few weeks back before the photo excursion to Westcave Preserve we had an early AM photo group meet up.  On the way is a small bridge the travels over the Pedernales River.  It was quite funny…most of the photogs as they drove by could not pass up the views after seeing the river….parked and began shooting…there was cool mist floating over the river.   We had about 20 minutes and most of us were taking shots all over.  It was time to head to the Preserve and we had another 5 minutes until the meetup.  In the distance down the riverbed I saw this cool tree!  I looked at my watch and took sprint down to the water side and grabbed this shot and made it back just in time!

Kinda reminds me of Mordor from Lord of the Rings.   I didn’t see any hobbits, so I snapped a few versions and ran back to my car.  A fun morning at Westcave…I’ll head back again in the summer!  Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture Mode
  • Focal Length:  180.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR: 5 exposures  (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza