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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Those Austin Texas Nights.

As the city lights of Austin came on, some orange afterglow remained in the night sky.

This photo was taken from one of the many piers along the boardwalk trail, which just so happened to coincide with St Patrick’s day. If you look closely at the 100 Congress building, it’s lite in green, instead of its normal yellow lighting scheme.

 

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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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