Hiking Through Lost Maples

I love hiking at Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool but I rarely get out there during the fall because the crowds (of very nice folks) make it tough to get good shots. Hiking during the spring or summer is a real treat and you can explore up and down the Sabinal river valley for hour after hour and never run into another person. It’s a beautiful walk through some of the most picturesque Hill Country landscape you’ll ever see. And for you birder watchers, it’s cool to see all the hummingbirds zooming around the place.

Low Water Crossing

Low Water Crossing on the Sabinal – Vanderpool, Texas
Copyright Β© 2010 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 hand-held. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/11 for 1/45th of a second at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

7 thoughts on “Hiking Through Lost Maples

  1. OK Jeff, my attention to detail has got the best of me. That would be the 24-105mm lens I believe. LOL

  2. Great shots, Jeff. When is the Gorman Falls Safari? I’m bogged down in horse business now, but would like to know when it is. Seems it has passed? Horse business: one is pregnant I think and needs vet care, one is in Aubrey being trained for a sale June 5. Your photos are so good. Enjoy your blog always.

    • Jack,

      Always nice to hear from you! Yes, I’ve just returned from Gorman Falls and have some nice shots for that article we were kicking around. I’ll be going back again in October if you like to join me. I’ll email you as soon as I catch up from the workshop. Dead tired right about now.


  3. Oh you need to get two collapsible pylons and some yellow caution tape and a little laminated “TRAIL CLOSED” sign. That should solve your problems πŸ˜‰

    • Vince,

      Thanks for the advice but the park ranger is a grizzly old coot like me and would probably throw me out on my ear. πŸ™‚


  4. The water is so beautiful in that shot! Very pretty place! It reminds me a little of several stretches of the Verde River in Arizona.

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