Sunsets close to home

Sunsets close to home

A lovely sunset that happened while I was out shooting at a local park…

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Out Chasing Waterfalls: a Vlog from Austin

Out Chasing Waterfalls: a Vlog from Austin

Here’s a recent vlog from Austin, wherein I chase some waterfalls while also sharing tips about how I like to capture them in the field. Enjoy!

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Thankfully we still have waterfalls

Thankfully we still have waterfalls

I had a friend in town last week, and we headed out to shoot this hidden gem in west Austin.  It's hard to beat a beautiful waterfall, isn't it?

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The old car on the Bull Creek trail

The old car on the Bull Creek trail

Wherein I photograph a REALLY old car that is buried under years of accumulated gravel and dirt, and make up stories about how it got there.  Maybe it was a mob hit.  In Austin?  Could be, folks!

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Bull Creek sunset

Bull Creek sunset

Boy was this a great sunset - and I had my daughter out shooting too, which made it doubly fun!  Click on in, see all 4 shots, and hear me yap a little about some things I've been doing (and a hint about future plans).  ;-)

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Springtime waterfalls

Springtime waterfalls

Springtime in central Texas usually means rain, and rain means waterfalls.  We have both RIGHT NOW, and I am out with the camera chasing after them.  I captured these shots here in Austin just last week.  It felt to me like I was in some other state - maybe Oregon - with excellent streams and waterfalls, and nice comfortable temperatures.  So awesome!

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All the rain in Austin

All the rain in Austin

I've got waterfalls for you today!  As you have probably heard on the news (even nationally), Austin has been hit with a serious amount of rain and flooding lately.  While there have been tragic events due to the flooding, the silver lining is that we are getting our lakes filled back up and our creeks have water in them - both of which are badly needed.  Today I share a collection of pics from a recent outing here in Austin, when I went out to shoot some waterfalls!

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Bull Creek sunset

Bull Creek sunset

Today's post is a couple of shots from Bull Creek, here in Austin.  It's close to home, beautiful, and fun to shoot - especially when you get great light!

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One more from Bull Creek

Thought I would share another photo from Bull Creek here in Austin today. (Because I have a million of them!)  The water is moving really nicely these days - makes me long for shorter, cooler summers so we could enjoy it year-round.  Plus let's be honest here - the summer is brutal in Austin.  It's so dang hot, and seems to last forever.  We have to enjoy the awesome stuff like this while we can!

But alas, cool summers here are not to be, so I have made a point of getting out and shooting it a LOT over the last couple of months.  Plus, it's just beautiful and I enjoy being there.  It fills my soul.

This is the "big waterfall" at Bull Creek, just after it passes under Loop 360 (for those of you familiar with the place).  It's a cool spot, and one I have ran by, walked by, and photographed a lot over the years.

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Flowing

I love Bull Creek in Austin - it's near my home, and it's a great little greenbelt/trail/park kind of thing.  I especially love it when there has been rain, like now.  All the waterfalls are just rockin' right along.  That makes me happy.

This was a single exposure instead of an HDR.  I love to shoot HDR as you probably know by now, but with waterfalls I am about 50/50.  I find that at least half of the time I just go with a single exposure.  This one was f/13 at about 2 seconds.  Sometimes the simple approach is best.

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