have not shot at Hidalgo Falls since January and even then the conditions where not ideal. The shallow water areas where too high to cross especial in the winter. Normally you can cross the water in some areas in ankle deep water but now it was almost knee deep and cold. Then came the endless rains from February to June where the river was close to the top of the bank. Just now the levels are getting to a point you can walk through the water to get to different location. But the levels are still a little high some place knee deep but most places ankle to shin deep. Can be a little tricky in the knee deep water because you cannot see the bottom and there are some very deep holes 6-10 feet deep. Hidalgo Falls is located on the Brazos River near Navasota Texas and is about an hour drive from my home. I arrived early to check the conditions and walk through the river to see if it would be safe to bring my camera gear. I would have preferred it to be a little shallower but felt comfortable enough to walk through the river with my gear. I moved around a lot looking for good shooting spots for the sunset. I Finally found the spot I was looking for on a little island of about 10 feet in length. I composed my shot, set the camera setting and waited for the sun to set. One thing I like about shooting at Hidalgo Falls is there absolutely no one there, it so peaceful the only thing you hear is the water. While I was waiting I was hoping for a few clouds but that was not to be however I’m very pleased with this image.
Camera Settings: f11, 6 sec, ISO 100, Focal Length 16mm, 9 stop ND filter
Equipment: Nikon D750, Lens 16-35 f4g