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Pedernales Falls

Another sweet location Dave Wilson and I had a chance to visit was the Pedernales State Park. This State Park is also located in the Texas Hill Country between Johnson City and Dripping Springs. It was a gray drizzly day but we had a great day there regardless, doing allot of long exposure work. The Falls area is quite a unique landscape with several areas of rushing water and really cool stone formations that have eroded with time. There are two pictures posted at the entrance to the falls trail, one showing a nice serene scene like I shot above, the second shot is a raging wall of water like a levy or dam gave way. There is also a caption that the two photographs were taken less than 5 minutes apart. Due to the nature of flash floods in the area several deaths have occurred in the park. Warning sirens have been installed in the park and along the river.

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Hamilton Pool

Located on the outskirts of Austin Texas in the Texas Hill Country is the popular Hamilton Pool Preserve. Dave Wilson and I actually made a couple of trips to the pool, the first trip it was actually full and at capacity and we were told there was about an hour wait to get in so we opted for plan B and decided to go on a weekday thinking there would be fewer people. We did go Monday and were still shocked at how full the place was even on a weekday with a bacteria warning in place that prohibited swimming in the pool the last few days.

We had some extra work trying to keep people out of the frames, which was nearly impossible, so I had to eliminate some folks in processing, I did leave a few in this frame for scale. The pool was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The Pool has become so popular that reservations are required during the summer months.

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