By the side of a quiet river

This is the Guadalupe River as it runs through Gruene, TX.  Gruene is a very small town that sits between San Antonio and Austin, and is a bit of a historic place itself.  There is not much to do there, which is one of the nice things about it, but there is this beautiful stretch of river to admire.  I enjoy hiking around rivers and lakes, though I don't have a lot of time for it, and doubly enjoy it when my camera is in tow.  This was taken last Fall when the colors of nature were on full display.  I'll have to go back soon and see what it looks like in the summer, though I doubt it will look like this.  Which reminds me, in the summer the river is usually choked with people floating by on inner tubes, so scratch that idea.  Anyways, it is a beautiful place and a wonderful river to photograph.

This is a 6 exposure HDR at f/11, with exposures from +2 to -3, merged in Photomatix and adjusted in PSE and Aperture.