Building under construction Austin Texas Domain

Construction Site Photos

Across the street from where I work there is a building being constructed. I have watched them set up the large cranes and start laying down each floor of the building. It is still going up and I don’t know where it will stop. I thought that it might be fun to take some pictures up close to the naked structure and make sort of … Continue reading Construction Site Photos

Austin Texas Downtown wide angle

A New 14mm Lens

I got a new lens! I got a wide angle lens primarily for night sky photography. I wanted something wide and fast so I can get the dim stars across wide sections of the sky. The lens I purchased was the Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4. There were lenses that are considered better, but they are more expensive. I researched, read reviews, and determined this is … Continue reading A New 14mm Lens

Peacock Mayfield Park Austin

Peacocks and Downtown

My daughter is into photography and so one Saturday we went down to Austin on a photo shoot. It’s always nice when your teenage daughter wants to do something with you. The first place we went was to a park that has peacocks. I have been here before, but I have never been able to get the peacocks on the ground displaying their feathers. Today … Continue reading Peacocks and Downtown

Austin Texas skyline Lady Bird Lake dawn

Austin at Dawn

On a cold Sunday morning, I got up early and went to downtown Austin to try to get some predawn city skyline photos. It was a relatively clear morning and there was a parking garage that I wanted to try out. I like going to tall parking garages as I can just walk right in and take the elevator to the top deck and find … Continue reading Austin at Dawn

Fall colors in Austin Texas reflected in pond

In Search of Fall Color in Austin

In Central Texas, we don’t really get much of a fall foliage season. Half the trees, like Live Oak and Juniper, don’t even lose their leaves in the Fall. But, I did manage to see a little bit of fall color near where I work in Austin.  So, the next day I planned to bring my camera with me and walk around at lunch and … Continue reading In Search of Fall Color in Austin

Downtown Austin before dawn reflected HDR

Sunday Morning Downtown

It’s Sunday morning, the first almost cool Sunday morning of Fall, so I decided to head to downtown Austin with my camera gear just before sunrise and explore a bit. Sunday mornings are very peaceful downtown, and you can park where you want and have the run of the place. Mainly just joggers and a few guys like me running around with cameras. My first … Continue reading Sunday Morning Downtown