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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Texas State Capitol at Sunset: 2018

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.

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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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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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Early signs of Autumn along Barton Creek.

The Barton Creek Greenbelt is known for several popular locations, however there are others like the one seen here, that are lessor known . The area in which this photo was taken , is in-between “The Stone Bench” and Sculpture Falls.

Depending on rainfall and the time of year, this area beats the stereotype of what most people may think of Texas.

I was lucky to get some moderate runoff from upstream to were the creek continues below, and the early autumn foliage ties the photo all together. In years past, I haven’t been so lucky.

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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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