Westcave Preserve is an Austin city park that lies south and west of the city. It is a beautiful place. I had the good fortune to get invited by my buddy Pete Talke of Places2Explore to go on a photo tour there. It was a nice morning and we met there early to get a good start on some HDR photo work. We hiked down sort of into a canyon and then you come across the grotto. There is a ~40 foot tall waterfall that cascades over the cliff and into a beautiful pool of water. It is gorgeous and made more beautiful by the fact that you only drove a little while to get there. It reminds me of Oregon or Washington, sort of like a rainforest feel to it. There are ferns growing everywhere and it is so green. I had to take down the green color in the photo because it was overwhelming. It's really that green there! If you are ever in Austin, I recommend a visit!
This is a 5 exposure HDR taken at f/11 with exposures from 0 to -4. I merged them into an HDR in Photomatix and made some adjustments in PSE and Aperture. Enjoy!