Alone at the Lake

Here’s an image I took a few months back at Buescher State Park near Smithville, Texas. This is another of those locations that I return to month after month but not for the reasons you might think. Park Road 1 runs between Buescher and Bastrop State Parks for 15 miles of up-hill and down-hill S-curves, through some of the most beautiful pine forest you’d never expect to see in central Texas. In the spring and fall it’s the prettiest Texas drive this side of the Pecos river.

Alone at the Lake

Alone at the Lake – Buescher State Park, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on manual (M) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/10th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

11 thoughts on “Alone at the Lake

  1. Jeff, heaven, You don’t actually believe in such a place. People dressed in white with wings, some guy waiting for you at some kind of gates that must be really rusty by now. Come on. Do you seriously think this is the real deal. Sad

    • I should probably moderate this comment but instead I think I’ll make my Irish beliefs very clear just in case you’re listening with an open mind. From the Apostle’s Creed written sometime around A.D. 215:

      “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

      And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

      I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.”

      This is what I believe and what I know deep in my soul. It’s not “sad” my friend, it’s joyous! And when the Lord calls us home I hope to greet you in Heaven just to say “I told you so”.


    • Thanks Robin. I understand completely. I think office jobs were invented so we would appreciate Heaven that much more. 🙂

      You should join us for this spring’s Texas Landscape Safari. A few days in the Hill Country can do wonders to cure the “office blues”.


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