Austin Texas, Uncategorized

Up Around The Bend

This view of Colorado River (Texas) can be found from a not so well-known cliff overlook located down from the Pennybacker bridge.

As the title indicates, this photo was indeed taken in (and above) the bend of the river at sunrise, with the added bonus of experiencing both views. One that includes the Pennybacker Bridge and the skyline of downtown Austin looking east, and the second view (the one your seeing here) looking at west Austin.

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Austin Texas, Uncategorized


Hey everyone, I know I’ve been quite inactive this year on the blog, and to tell you the truth, this year has been the least amount of photography that I have done in my seven-year plus photography career.

The story about this photo:

Originally this was going to turn out to be just a normal blue hour photo of the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge with a section of the Austin skyline so I thought. However, some nice glow from sunset decided to stick around above the Lamar Boulevard Bridge, hence the title for this photo.

Thanks for looking. Please free to leave a comment.

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Single exposure with an added gradient filter in Lightroom, with the purpose of bringing out more of the glow from sunset in the left-hand side.

Austin Texas, Uncategorized

10 second exposure over Austin.

As the title indicates, this is a 10-second exposure of some fast moving clouds over the Austin skyline, which was taken just before sunset. This was shot from the same location that I took that blue hour photo from.

Would have preferred more movement in the upper-right hand corner, but ultimately at the end of the day, one needs to be happy with the results they come back with.

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Nikon D5200, 12-24mm Nikkor, f/8, 14mm, Promaster 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter.


Austin Texas, Uncategorized, Zilker Botanical Garden.

Isamu Taniguchi Moon bridge under a Crape Myrtle Tree.

It’s no contest that the Isamu Taniguchi Moon bridge is by far the most recognizable attraction at Zilker Botanical Gardens.

The majority of the time this bridge is photographed from the other end, and I admit I found the idea for this composition via google search.

For processing this time, I chose to go with a very heavy vignette in Perfect Effects 10.5 so the bridge could stand out a bit more.

Thanks for looking.

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Austin Texas, The University of Texas at Austin

UT Main building with Marble Stairs Going Up.

A low angle perspective of the marble staircase that leads up to the landing of the Main Building at the University of Texas at Austin.

My main idea with this photo was to give the viewer the imagination of what lies beyond the staircase as if you were visiting the University of Texas at Austin for the first time.

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Photography, Uncategorized

Your style is constantly changing, and that’s a good thing.

Today’s post is about the constantly evolving of one’s style and artistic preferences. I am going to share the same photo, but edited in different time periods of my career. Time-and-time again, a lot of artists play it way too safe, and I hope the one thing you get from the post, is to do your own thing.

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Sculpture Falls 2017.

I played it way too safe with the original edit that was done in November 2017. My recollection was that I  was seeing what I could get away with the auto-tune alone, in LR. Looking back, I have no idea why at the time I thought this was enough.

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Sculpture Falls 2018

The most recent version of this photo was done in October 2018, 11 months after the original. This is how I truly felt about that experience.

In conclusion, be open to the fact that your style is going to change, and because of this change, you are going to succumb to re-editing some of your images. Don’t feel guilty about how you edit your photographs, as long as the final result equates to your vision.

Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and opinions about your own style changes.

Austin Texas

Austin Texas skyline 2018.

For years, if you ever walked along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake (before the renovations) there was a lack of vantage points of the skyline for pedestrians or photographers. Basically, the majority of the compositions were taken from some pretty awkward obtuse angles along the banks of the lake itself.

Recently, via The Trail Foundation, multiple water access points have been placed along the shores of Lady Bird Lake.

This lookout of the Austin skyline is in between the water access point across from the Seaholm Waterfront, and  Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Memorial statue.

Now back to the photo. This spot has a pier (as opposed to the other option) which can only be best described as stadium steps that go down to the shoreline.

I ended up in the upper left-hand corner of the pier so I could frame my composition in a way that avoided the remaining treeline from the hike and bike trail that persisted in my shot.


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