Speaking of beautiful Texas rivers, I’m heading for a quick weekend trip to central Texas to photograph the four main rivers that run through the Hill Country; the Nueces, the Frio, the Sabinal and the Medina rivers. All four of these small rivers eventually meet up and flow out into the Gulf of Mexico but in the dry Hill Country they are the lifeline for ranchers and farmers alike.
Each river has its own character but all have one thing in common; the wonderful Cypress trees lining the river banks. These majestic trees offer much needed cover for the river dwellers in the hot summer and provide a beautiful backdrop for wildlife and nature photography. Add the crystal clear waters running in these four rivers and you’ve got a great place to spend a few warm spring days.
Frio River Sunset – Concan, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 40mm, f/16 for 1/5th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer and two-stop, soft graduated neutral density filter. Post capture processing was done entirely in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.
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