Ask any high school student where and when the best “river tubing” can be found in Texas and nine out of ten will tell you “on the Guadalupe this weekend, Dude”. Ask any landscape photographer where and when the most beautiful cypress trees can be found and they’ll tell you “on the Guadalupe River whenever the kids are back in school”. Which is one of the reasons I schedule the Texas Landscape Safari workshop for the middle of the week well after spring break!
One of my favorite riverside spots is in Guadalupe River State Park near Spring Branch, Texas. The upper Guadalupe river runs through the park in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and in this spot is a small and fast moving stream lined with tall limestone banks and shaded by 100 year old pecan and bald cypress trees. On a quiet spring afternoon these beautiful trees offer plenty of shade and endless photographic opportunities. The combination of swiftly running water and these huge trees is a favorite subject of many Texas photographers, myself included.
Texture – Guadalupe River State Park, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon Powershot G10 set on aperture priority (Av) using a circular polarizer. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/7.1 for 1/2 second at ISO 80. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3. Click on the image above for a larger version.
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