Hamilton Pool

I really enjoy waterfalls, and not just photographing them.  I find it peaceful to just listen to them and watch the water flow.  It's relaxing.  This waterfall is at Hamilton Pool in Austin.  I went there with my buddy Michael Tuuk a while back, and we got there just as the park opened.  That gave us free reign around the area before any tourists showed up and got in our way.  It was wonderful.  That's one of the things I enjoy about photography - getting up and moving early and getting to cool places before they get crowded.  That allows me to enjoy them so much more and really experience a place - not just get in line and check a sight off the list.

This is a 7 exposure HDR taken at f/18 with exposures from -4 to +2.  I tend to take more exposures for each HDR these days as I did in the past.  It seems to help get a cleaner image.  I merged them in Photomatix and made my typical adjustments in PSE and Aperture.