A woman stands on a rock underneath lush green trees above bright blue, clear, spring water
Photo by Kenny Braun

Photographer Kenny Braun has been visiting Krause Springs, a family-owned swimming hole and camping area, for more than 25 years. Located west of Austin in the Hill Country community of Spicewood, the property’s springs feed a constructed swimming pool and a natural swimming hole on Little Cypress Creek. Braun used a slow shutter speed to capture the water’s movement, which meant he had to wait for the swimmer to hold still for a moment so her image wouldn’t be blurred. “There was something primal about the girl under the waterfall that illustrated the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature,” Braun says. Krause Springs offers reservations for RV sites, while day use and tent camping are first come, first served. Day use entry costs $9 for visitors ages 12 and older; $5 for children ages 4-11.

From the May 2021 issue

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