Texas State Capitol with Path at Sunrise

Every once in awhile, there’s that one photo that a photographer is really proud of, and for me this is one of them. On a early June morning, all the right ingredients took place.

Typically there is some light foot traffic around the Capitol grounds, but for once I got a lucky bounce. Now in regards to the sky, that’s a whole other story. When I arrived the sky was navy blue, keeping in mind that blue hour had just ended.

Out of the corner of my right eye, I started noticing some nice yellowy-orange clouds (that would soon morphed to peach) rolling in towards the Capitol building.

I included the path with the yuccas, for the mere fact that it’s a shot that I have wanted to check off. I just needed to wait for the right moment for the unexpected colorful clouds to hover over the building itself, to help tie this photo all together.

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The Gazebo at Lady Bird lake at Sunrise.

I have passed this Gazebo numerous times on my way to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s statue, but it never crossed my mind to actually stop to photograph. This may be due in large part to the fact that this pond (and it’s water level) were most recently added to this area, after years of much needed renovations.

As I made my way back from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s statue, I stopped to look at the newly added addition that I ignored for so many years. The wind was calm, and the sky finally opened up to reveal shades of pinks and purples.

 

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Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve: May 2015.

After several days of heavy rainfall, there was enough water flow from the creek above to help create this cascading waterfall.

Of all my visits to the preserve, I can say that I never remember it being any greener and fuller than on this visit.

This is a re-edit of some sorts. Slightly different composition,with the treeline being more properly exposed.

Thanks for looking!

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