Sunrise on the Pedernales

One morning recently I went on a photowalk with my good buddy Pete Talke - check out his stuff if you haven't yet as he does great work.  Anyways, we were going on a tour of Westcave Preserve outside of Austin.  It's a beautiful place and I will share some photos soon.  Pete told me that there is a nice spot to stop and photograph the Pedernales River (that's pronounced purd-nal-us to those not from around here) so being an early riser and a nature guy, I headed out so I could catch some of that soft morning light.  It was a beautiful morning and nature rewarded my earliness with some nice clouds too!  I really enjoy being outdoors, somewhere remote, and holding a camera.  It's like the perfect storm for HDR!

This is a 6 exposure HDR taken at f/11 with exposures from+2 to -3.  I merged them in Photomatix and made my typical adjustments in PSE and Aperture.