Landscape Photography – My Kingdom for Some Rain

I traveled to Austin, Texas last Friday to capture some stunning shots of the upper and lower falls at the McKinney Falls State Park. I called the park well in advance to ask just how much water flow they were getting over the falls and was told “Oh, it’s flowing pretty well this week”.

Hmmmm… I suppose next time I’ll need to be a little bit more specific with my questions.

McKinney Upper Falls

McKinney Upper Falls – Bone Dry
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/11 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done entirely in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

14 thoughts on “Landscape Photography – My Kingdom for Some Rain

    • Jill,

      Thanks for reading. I do hope we get some rain before my October workshop. Pretty tough to photograph water falls with no water. Onion Creek used to be a great place to swim also. Maybe this fall?


    • Michael,

      You may be right. Next trip I’m heading farther north and west to Longhorn Cavern ad Colorado Bend State Park. I hope Gorman Falls has more water running through it.


    • Hey Mark,

      I’m just praying that Laurie and her storm chasers send a little rain down from North Texas to the Hill Country.


  1. LOL – I think maybe you just missed it by a few days, being that we received rain this past weekend, but it’s still not enough…then again, I don’t want to see too much rain all at once! Still a great photo – quiet, green, serene Texas

    • Thanks Corina!

      I really had my heart set on a 2 – 3 second exposure using my Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter to create a great shot of the water flowing over these falls. I had everything needed except the water. 🙂


    • Thanks Ray!

      I’ll post more images later this week. I did get some nice shots, just not the one I was hoping for.


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