Tucked away in the back of Richard Moya Park, is the bridge at Moore’s Crossing. I found out about this location from another local Austin photographer, and decided to go give it a look. I wasn’t disappointed at all.
There are two things that are nice about this location. One is the lack of people. I must of spent a good twenty minutes on this bridge, and never once was there another person occupying it. The second perk being that it’s not in downtown Austin, but yet it’s still in the Austin area near ABIA.
Overall, I really like this location. It’s nice every once awhile to get away from the busy overpopulated touristy areas, and just enjoy the often-overlooked locations the city has to offer.
As I made my way to the trailhead of The Window, my eyes began to be drawn into the heavy morning fog (which is kind of hard to make out in this photo) that was forming at The Window itself.
There just so happen to be a boulder that was nearby to stand on, which gave me enough height to get over the treeline for a better view.
Looking back on this nearly a year and half later, I’m really grateful for this image. The next morning, this landscape was engulfed with fog. The fog was so thick, that I ended up leaving the Chisos Basin altogether, and made my way to Balanced Rock.
At the halfway point of the staircase to the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge, there is a nice little overlook that looks back on the bridge itself. This image was taken at sunrise, with no wind affecting the reflections.
I’m always amazed at how some images come out compared to others. This is a prime example of a view that I was not expecting the “wow” factor to come from. It just goes to show how much unexpected beauty is out there to be discovered and photographed.
As I began to leave the South Grounds of the Texas State Capitol building, I noticed there was still some purple and red leftover from sunset. Also the view was quite intrigued to me, just when you think you’ve seen all the possible angles of a location, another one reveals itself.
The norm around Austin has been endless construction cranes (surprise)and new high rises for the last four years or so. As a landscape/cityscape photographer, I’ve been forced to be more creative with my compositions of Austin probably more than ever.
My list of go-to places downtown, where now obstructed with cranes or hi-rise skeleton construction. I ended up settling on this view of the Austin skyline from Doug Sahm hill, after about half a mile of no luck.
This ended up being a personal favorite of mine. I really like the leading lines of Riverside drive along with the concrete walking path that goes through Butler District park, along with Austin’s skyscrapers and high rises correlating just in time for nightfall.
I took this from the eastern side of the Pennybacker bridge ( the side that is less visited) from a cliff overlook not to far off from the beaten path on a late afternoon.
Although I have photographed the Pennybacker bridge countless of times, this was the first time that I’ve seen (along with photographing) the bridge from this side.
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After I successfully dodged some freshly new mud puddles (thanks to a contribution from a thunderstorm that occurred during golden hour) I came to this point in my hike where the trail started to descend into the treeline.
I knew from this moment on, that the early morning light and clouds would be around only for a short time longer, so I decided on this photo of the Chisos Mountains and yuccas in early morning light.