McKinney Falls in Winter

There’s not much color to shoot in winter. The trees have lost all their leaves. The grass has gone dormant or is covered with snow. The once beautiful blue skies are overcast and gray.

But winter has a beauty all its own, full of photographic possibilities. The sun is lower in the southern sky, casting wonderful shadows and creating dramatic contrast. The air is crisp and clean and you can capture details seldom seen during the hazy summer months. The lack of color pushes the mind to see texture and detail often missed during more vibrant times of the year.

So pick up your camera and go back to visit those places you shot during the spring, summer and fall months. Look for texture, contrast and detail to capture and enjoy the soft, wrapping light of those gray, overcast days. Open your mind to the endless photographic possibilities on a cold and dreary day and bring back some images that capture the spirit of Winter!

McKinney Falls In Winter

McKinney Falls in Winter – Austin, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 200mm, f/29 for 1/4th of a second at ISO 50. 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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