Arneson River Theatre at Sunrise.

Early one morning, I found myself exploring the Riverwalk in the heart of San Antonio Texas. I must of stopped at about half a dozen locations along the Riverwalk that morning, but this sunrise image of the Arneson  River Theater was my favorite from that outing.

My biggest takeaway was how the atmosphere differed in the morning, compared to the nightlife of River Boats and hungry pedestrians transfixed with their individual interpretations to the neighboring surroundings.

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First Street bridge at sunrise.

While I was setting up for this photo, I started noticing the color of the water and sky bursting into different shades of pinks and reds, which helped contribute to the already ongoing sunrise from underneath the First Street bridge in downtown Austin Texas.

Depending on water levels for Lady Bird lake, this location can be easily accessed, or inaccessible due to the temporary low lying shoreline being submerged in water. It’s one of those views that can be more complementary for locals, than tourists.

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Moore’s Crossing Bridge.

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.

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The Window at sunrise with early morning fog.

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.

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Looking back at the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge at sunrise.

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.

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Austin from Doug Sahm hill at Blue hour.

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.

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