As the title indicates, this is a 10-second exposure of some fast moving clouds over the Austin skyline, which was taken just before sunset. This was shot from the same location that I took that blue hour photo from.
Would have preferred more movement in the upper-right hand corner, but ultimately at the end of the day, one needs to be happy with the results they come back with.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of my photos had been selected by Fstoppers to be one of the featured photos on their Instagram page. I made an account a couple of days to get some feedback on my photography, and never imagined that my photo would actually be picked up.
I don’t normally make this kind of announcements, but for me, there is no better accolade than this.
Today’s post is about the constantly evolving of one’s style and artistic preferences. I am going to share the same photo, but edited in different time periods of my career. Time-and-time again, a lot of artists play it way too safe, and I hope the one thing you get from the post, is to do your own thing.
I played it way too safe with the original edit that was done in November 2017. My recollection was that I was seeing what I could get away with the auto-tune alone, in LR. Looking back, I have no idea why this was enough.
The most recent version of this photo was done in October 2018, 11 months after the original. This is how I truly felt about that experience.
In conclusion, be open to the fact that your style is going to change, and because of this change, you are going to succumb to re-editing some of your images. Don’t feel guilty about how you edit your photographs, as long as the final result equates to your vision.
Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and opinions about your own style changes.
For years, if you ever walked along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake (before the renovations) there was a lack of vantage points of the skyline for pedestrians or photographers. Basically, the majority of the compositions were taken from some pretty awkward obtuse angles along the banks of the lake itself.
Recently, via The Trail Foundation, multiple water access points have been placed along the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
This lookout of the Austin skyline is in between the water access point across from the Seaholm Waterfront, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Memorial statue.
Now back to the photo. This spot has a pier (as opposed to the other option) which can only be best described as stadium steps that go down to the shoreline.
I ended up in the upper left-hand corner of the pier so I could frame my composition in a way that avoided the remaining treeline from the hike and bike trail that persisted in my shot.
On a cold and cloudy winter morning, a couple of Austin’s high rises shine brightly into Lady Bird lake. The location for which this image was taken, can be easily accessed from the hike and bike trail.