Bastrop State Park is only about 30 miles southeast of Austin but once you enter it’s like you’re a million miles from the city. The park is surrounded by tall pines which block much of the noise from the highway and it’s 6000 acres of hilly terrain offer miles of trails to explore to your heart’s content. My favorite spot is the small lake near the park historic cabins and camp sites. On any given weekend you’ll find folks fishing from it’s quiet banks and enjoying the sun and wind. As you can see, it’s also a fine spot for a little late afternoon photography.
Bastrop Lake – Bastrop State Park, Texas
Copyright © 2010 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 22mm, f/16 for 1/15th 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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BTW – Some folks have asked how I create the white inner border and darker outer border on my images. I’d love to take credit for this but honestly I use a simple plug-in for Adobe Lightroom 3 called LR/Mogrify 2 from Tim Armes’ Photographer’s Toolbox. Tim has lots of great plug-ins available for Lightroom and I’m a big fan of his work.