Remember when I was discussing road naming conventions in Austin in Monday’s post?  Well this is one of those roads.  Cypress Creek, Brushy Creek, Harry Man.  This road uses all of those names plus a number that I can’t remember and am to lazy to look up.  Anyway this is a very cramped road that follows the course of Brushy creek and it has all these awesome trees that have over grown the road and make it just amazing looking.

I actually took this shot a few weeks ago when I took the Creek series of shots.  In fact I processed this this shot first but I hated the way it came out.  This was of course before I completely changed the way I worked on my HDR shots.  The initial attempts at this shot came out extremely neon and overly bright, to but it blunt it was FUGLY.  But after the doing the 3rd Creek shot and then this weeks set I decided I wanted to take another shot at this one.  This time around I was able to capture that way the road really feels.  Cramped and dark.  The sun is really hidden in here.

In a nice bit of irony, as I sit here at 1am prepping this post for it’s scheduled 10am publish time, Trey Ratcliff has just posted his shot for today.  Wouldn’t you know it he’s also posted a lonely road type shot!  If you’re not familiar with Trey, he is a FANTASTIC HDR photographer who is also from Austin.  In fact this shot he took of fireworks over Lake Austin hangs in the Smithsonian.

There’s actually another road in Austin that is very similar to this but has a lot more color to the trees that surround it.  Now I want to shoot that one but, I know I’ve been on a HDR run the last few days so next week I’ll be changing tracks.  Friday night I’ll be heading downtown to hopefully get some great shots of the Austin Skyline at dusk and maybe some architectural and “street” shots.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s


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