From the South Congress Avenue entrance, The Texas State Capitol shines brightly (along with it’s light fixtures and benches) about 20 minutes before sunrise.
The area that this image is taken from, is known as the Great Walk. This walkway is 25 feet wide and 500 foot long, which leads you to the south steps of the Capitol building.
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While driving along the iconic Willow City Loop, I found this mesquite tree that caught my attention. This area around the Mesquite tree included a variety of spring wild flowers, that most noticeably the Texas bluebonnet and phlox flower.
The area in front and beyond the mesquite tree is private land, so I did my best with the limited space to work with. As one can see in the background, there is a sea of bluebonnets near the waters edge, with a patch of early morning fog rising to the right in this photo.
Cloudy afternoon photo of the James D. Pfluger pedestrian bridge, with a section of the Austin high rises. Prior to my arrival, the majority of the day included high humidity and soupy like cloud cover, very warm in color haze like conditions.
Around three in the afternoon, the clouds finally started to break up, so I decided to take my chances and head downtown
The moments for sunshine were quite brief, with small time frames of cloud cover and sunshine overlapping one another. The particular moment that I like to best remember is what this image displays. Warm sunshine illuminating under both bridges, with the sun lighting sections of the high rises in the distant background.
As I searched around Enchanted Rock State Park for a scene that included Texas bluebonnets, I came upon this view of Turkey Peak and most noticeably this area that included the iconic Texas wildflower.
This photo also includes rocky terrain, which displays the pink granite that this Texas State Park is known for. These two elements combined make for a quite a striking scene.
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As I made my way to Enchanted Rock State Park , the roadsides along this stretch of RR 965 , was exploding with Texas bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes. I wasn’t quite sure if bluebonnets would be at there peak, but they sure were on this beautiful spring morning!
Bluebonnets along RR 965
This photograph of the Texas Capitol building with fall colors at their peak, comes from this past December. For those who are familiar with this location, this view is just left of the Texas Cowboy Monument.
Maroon Bells, as seen from the scenic loop trail. Prior to this photo being taken, I had spent a considerable amount of time in the aspen grove that one can see in mid-frame.
As I hiked back to Maroon Lake,I stopped to take a breath, which ironically led me to photograph the Bells from this spot on the trail.
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