Early Morning on the Guadalupe River

I’ve never been an early riser. In fact my philosophy is if the early bird catches the worm, then the worm should have stayed in bed a wee bit longer. Unfortunately the pursuit of landscape photography generally means getting up before dawn, finding a nice subject in the dim pre-dawn hours and waiting patiently for the sun to create its magic. Making exposure after exposure, changing a little here and a little there, shooting horizontal and vertical and constantly adjusting to the light’s ever changing patterns in hope of catching that one magic moment when everything looks just right. More often than not, that perfect moment never comes and we must be content with catching only a glimpse of what we felt and saw in that early morning light.

Morning on the Guadalupe

Morning on the Guadalupe River, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/16 for 1/5th of a second using a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

7 thoughts on “Early Morning on the Guadalupe River

  1. When I saw this photo, I knew I’d seen this place before!
    I was there about 2 or 3 years ago, just after it had rained, so the water was rushing around and muddy-brown, unlike the calm day you encountered here.

  2. I know this early morning stillness. I am usually up early. This image, for all its brightness captures the feeling of early morning. We are rewarded for your efforts!

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