The Oasis at Pedernales Falls

Every once in a while you stumble upon a place that just begs to be photographed. Pedernales Falls near Johnson City, Texas is just such a place especially in the early evening of a beautiful autumn day. You can wander and explore the falls for hour after hour and discover new photographic opportunities almost everywhere. It’s a spot worth visiting again and again!

A Word of Caution: About six hours after I took this shot, there was a flash flood which covered this very spot with 15 feet of water flowing at over 5000 cubic feet per second. The flash flood was caused by rainfall farther west which happened several days earlier and the river flooded in a little under 10 minutes. So while this spot is certainly beautiful, it’s very important to remember that when you see the water rising, RUN LIKE HELL!

Pedernales Falls Oasis

Pedernales Falls Oasis, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/8 for 1/100th of a second using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer and 4-stop graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

7 thoughts on “The Oasis at Pedernales Falls

  1. Beautiful shot, Jeff! Your photos make me wish I were a little close to Texas. I understand the flash floods, having seen a couple while they were happening in southern Arizona. Awesome, but scary!

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