Smooth & Rough

Here’s a shot I took last month while hiking the upper sections of Pedernales Falls near Johnson City, Texas (home of good ‘ol LBJ himself). The light was pretty harsh that morning but I really liked the contrast between the smooth, green water flowing through the rough, gray rocks and didn’t have the time to wait for early evening. I have no idea why the water at Pedernales Falls is green but it sure makes a beautiful subject to photograph.

This is a one stop on the Texas Landscape Safari that everyone loves and it’s easy to tell why. You could spend weeks exploring these pristine waterfalls and never find all the great shots that are waiting just over the next rock or two.

Smooth & Rough

Smooth & Rough – Johnson City, 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 85mm, f/32 for 1/3rd of a second at ISO 50 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “Smooth & Rough

  1. That is a great contrast between the silky water and the roughness of the rocks as well as the contrasting colors. Nice!

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