Nature Photography – Swirl

Just a quick (prescheduled since I’m out shooting) post with an image I took a few weeks ago and couldn’t decide what to do with. I love the color of the water and the rocks and the way the water swirled in the little pool. I’m just not sure what story this image tells, if any.

So here’s the thing. You get to tell the story in the comments while I’m out in the blazing heat and awful humidity of the East Texas Piney Woods. I know you’re out there lurking Mark, Ray, Jaime, Michael & Terry. Tell me why this shot works or why it doesn’t. Tell me what you “feel” when you look at it. (sidebar: a little alcohol helps). Let me have it with both barrels!

And have a great weekend!

Swirl

Swirl – Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/16 for 1.6 seconds using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

You can also find a 1200 x 800 version of this image and many others on my Flickr site.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 40D, Nature Photography, Pedernales Falls State Park

Nature Photography – Monument Hill in Texas

Just a quick post letting everyone know where I’ll be shooting this weekend. The Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites in La Grange, Texas is one of my favorite landscape and nature photography locations in all Southeast Texas. The geology of the ridge (see satellite image below) is very unusual for this part of Texas and the view to the North is incredible.

Like all state parks in Texas, Monument Hill is very well maintained with well laid-out hiking trails leading down to the ruins of the Kreische Brewery. The stonework is absolutely incredible and I hope to bring back some really nice images on my 5DII and G10 cameras.

Have a great weekend folks!

Monument Hill State Historical Site - La Grange, Texas

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 5D Mark II, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Photography

Nature’s Own Picture Frame!

By the time you’re reading this I should be well on my way to the Texas Hill Country preparing for Sunday afternoon’s kickoff of the Texas Landscape Safari in Lampasas, Texas. The weather forecast is almost perfect with highs in the low 70 s and lows in the upper 50 s. Autumn has finally come to Texas!

It’s going to be a busy week with the workshop and getting some final images for my upcoming book. I’ll also be shooting an entire set using my Canon G10 for inclusion in Peachpit Press’s new Flickr group: Canon G10/G11 From Snapshots to Great Shots! Many thanks to Scott Cowlin for the invite!

Nature's Picture Frame

Nature’s Picture Frame – Guadalupe River, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 45mm, f/16 for 1/8th of a second using a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon G10, Nature Photography, Peachpit Press, Photography, Texas Landscapes

Nature Photography in the Texas Rainforest

Here’s another shot taken during the Texas Landscape Safari at our first shoot in the Colorado Bend State Park near Lampasas, Texas. The beauty of Gorman Falls is truly unmatched in all the Texas Hill Country. The geology of the area is fascinating and beautiful falls looks as if it belongs in Hawaii, rather than some remote corner of Texas. After the long hike and the steep climb down to the falls, the view is unexpected and wonderful!

By the way, the results I obtained processing this image in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 beta are nothing less than spectacular. The new image sharpening and noise reduction algorithms provide incredible control and wonderful results. And this is just the first beta!

Texas Rain Forest - Gorman Falls, Texas

Texas Rain Forest at Gorman Falls
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 75mm, f/16 for 0.8 seconds using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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Shoot Everything Around You!

Just a quick tip for a sleepy Monday morning.

In the world of digital photography, film is essentially free. So shoot everything around you. You never know how a shot will turn out unless you actually take it and no one will ever see your rejects!

I shot this image a few weeks ago at McKinney Falls on a cold, damp and dreary afternoon. Given the weather, I was surprised to see so many folks visiting the falls and couldn’t get a clear shot at the part of the falls that most interested me. Rather than become frustrated I began looking around at the water, the cypress trees and the unusual rock formations all around me. I could see all sorts of potential shots, most quite different from the typical waterfall shots I’d planned. I honestly didn’t know if any of these would turn out, but taking them kept me creatively “limber” while I waited for the tourists to wander off.

I notice this a lot at my workshops. Most folks will concentrate so hard on the subject at hand that they forget to look around for other potential subjects. With digital, film is essentially free so I encourage folks to shoot everything around them, looking for different foreground subjects and different angles. If you don’t think this works, take a look at Thomas Hawk’s incredibly popular Flickr stream. Talk about a prolific shooter!

In Motion – (Onion Creek) Austin, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on manual (M) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 47mm, f/16 for 4 seconds at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo neutral density and warming polarizer filter. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 5D Mark II, Landscape Photography, McKinney Falls State Park, Nature Photography, Photography

Rock Solid Motion

Here’s another shot taken a few weeks ago at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. I’m really enjoying the new Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo filter and how easy it makes long exposure photography. Forgive my shameless self promotion, but did you get a chance to read my recent post on the Focus on Singh-Ray Filters blog yet?

Rock Solid Motion – McKinney Falls State Park, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on manual (M) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 65mm, f/14 for 6 seconds at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND-Duo neutral density and warming polarizer filter. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Posted in Photography Tagged: Canon, Canon 5D Mark II, McKinney Falls State Park, Nature Photography, Photography