Fall at Bull Creek

I love Bull Creek Preserve in Austin - and I love Fall! 

I really do love Bull Creek.  It's sort of my "home" park, if you will.  I love to run on the trails there (I used to run trails a LOT and am trying to get back into it), and I love to photograph it.  Though usually since I am there for a run, my photos are done with my iPhone...and while I really enjoy iPhoneography, nothing compares to capturing a scene with my full frame Nikon.

Updated "Best Places to take photos in Austin" list! 

I just added this spot as well as several more to my "Top Photo Spots in Austin" list here on the blog, which you can find here.  I've been meaning to do this for a long time, and well...now I finally have!  Take a look! 

Anyways, this is a great spot.  In addition to taking a morning run over here, we hike here sometimes on weekends as a family.  I feel like I know this place like the back of my hand, and that of course means I also know lots of cool spots there to shoot, and I have quite a few more to share from this area.

Austin is pretty dry through the summer, and we've been experiencing a drought for a few years now that is pretty severe.  But recently, we have had quite a bit of rain, and I knew that meant the water here would be running pretty well.  So one morning last week I headed out just after sunrise to grab a few frames. 

I was really fired up to be here all alone, just the sound of the waterfall and the ritual clicking of my Nikon.  And to top it all off, I never even realized I might get a little bit of Fall color in the scene.  Gotta love Mother Nature!