Gold Rush

I did NOT recolor this image in Lightroom or Photoshop. I did NOT change the white balance from “daylight” to “cloudy” or crank up the saturation to enhance this image. All I did was get incredibly lucky to have the perfect late afternoon sun hitting these limestone falls AND reflecting off the clouds overhead to create a wonderful golden glow to work with. Like my previous image taken just a bit later, this shot was one of those wonderful accidents of nature, when everything comes together.

You can’t plan for it. You can’t practice for it. And you can’t depend upon it happening. All you can do is say a prayer of thanks for the opportunity to capture it and share it with others.

Gold Rush – Austin, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on manual (M) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 40mm, f/16 for 2.5 seconds at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo neutral density filter. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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