Along FM 1623 iPhoneography: captured and processed ‘in camera’
There are many Blanco Rivers (Rio Blanco) in the world. The one in the Texas Hill Country, is fed by underground springs that travel the better part of 100 miles above and below ground to its union with the San Marcos River, and ultimately the Gulf.
The Wayne Smith Dam is one of many dams, or weirs, that create the pools that nurture the local wildlife and conserve the water during droughts. They are also a stepping stone approach to managing flash flooding which is a constant, but often unfulfilled, threat.
Aps used: Camera+ and HDR…. to see more…click… iPhoneography
20120505_backroadsTX_0014 Blanco River
I stop on a one way bridge that is in fact a dam with a spillway. The water passing over the roadway races downstream and I can only study the play of light briefly. I like the way the shade merges the many green tones of river and trees.
20120408_burranch_0009 Cypresses Below the Swimming Hole
This river seldom disappoints. The rotating seasons and lighting create a kaleidoscope of imagery. Spring and much needed rain have favored us with a thousand shades of green. These Montezuma Cypress bend at their knees to see their own reflection in the clean water.
20110821_backroadsTX_0005 Still Water
In spite of the continuing drought, springs feed the Blanco River
…and our spirits.