Texas Heavenly Dark Skys

Over the last few weekends we have made the drive to the west to find dark skys to get images of the galactic center as it poked up over the horizon and all the stars. We found a few cool places in the dark one was a church. We were able to capture this image.

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, a few images of fireworks from past years.

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of July fireworks off of austin 360 bridge which is situated over Lake Austin this year and it was a great show.  All the boats came out to watch the show along with many on the cliffs nearby and on the Pennybacker bridge or the 360 bridge and the fireworks in Austin put on by the country club were spectacular. There were more  boats in the water as their were people watching from land. (Tod Grubbs)

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of July fireworks off of austin 360 bridge which is situated over Lake Austin this year and it was a great show. All the boats came out to watch the show along with many on the cliffs nearby and on the Pennybacker bridge or the 360 bridge and the fireworks in Austin put on by the country club were spectacular. There were more boats in the water as their were people watching from land. (Tod Grubbs)

 (Tod Grubbs)

(Tod Grubbs)

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Austin Skyline Aerial

After what seems likes months of nothing but over cast and rain we finally had a good day with partly cloudy skys and sun on Memorial day. We captured the following 2 images of the Austin skyline just before sun set. You may notice there are no one on the water on the holiday. The LCRA had closed the lakes due to flood waters and were releasing flood water from Lake Travis. The first image is about an hour before sun set and the second was just as the sun dipped below the horizon behind us.

We capture this Austin Skyline along Lady Bird Lake with the downtown area including the Texas Capital and the UT Tower in this Panorama.  The one day where we saw the sun come out in some time.  This image capture the view down Lady Bird Lake with the Lamar bridge, all the way to Congress with the city along the shoreline. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture this Austin Skyline along Lady Bird Lake with the downtown area including the Texas Capital and the UT Tower in this Panorama. The one day where we saw the sun come out in some time. This image capture the view down Lady Bird Lake with the Lamar bridge, all the way to Congress with the city along the shoreline. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Captured this aerial pano image of the Austin skyline downtown over Lady Bird Lake at sunset.  This image includes all the way to Texas Capital to UT Tower. This cityscape image was a fleeting capture only got these great sky with pink colors for a moment. We loved this view looking down Lady Bird Lake with all the high rise buildings along the shore line and the Lamar, Pfluger, along with First and Congress. We also found out that they had closed down the lake due to flooding upstream while we were shooting, just another day in Texas. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Captured this aerial pano image of the Austin skyline downtown over Lady Bird Lake at sunset. This image includes all the way to Texas Capital to UT Tower. This cityscape image was a fleeting capture only got these great sky with pink colors for a moment. We loved this view looking down Lady Bird Lake with all the high rise buildings along the shore line and the Lamar, Pfluger, along with First and Congress. We also found out that they had closed down the lake due to flooding upstream while we were shooting, just another day in Texas. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnets and old rusty tractor

We ran across this filed of bluebonnets and Indian paint brush with an old rusted out tractor while driving around the Texas Hill country looking for blue bonnet images.

We love these colorful wildflowers of bluebonnets, and indian paintbrush in this field with an old rusty tractor in the Texas Hill Country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We love these colorful wildflowers of bluebonnets, and indian paintbrush in this field with an old rusty tractor in the Texas Hill Country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnets and Longhorns

One of the trips though the Hill Country we ran across a heard of Longhorns in a patch of bluebonnets. This image I captured 2 adults and 1 baby calf with little horns, he was tooo cute.

We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us.  The second visit I guess did it.  We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us. The second visit I guess did it. We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet sunset 2

Another bluebonnet sunset we captured in the Texas Hill country this spring. This was from the only large field of bluebonnets we found this year.

We captured this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset in the Texas Hill Country.  We have some outstanding captures of wildflowers in the Hill Country over the last few years hoping it continues. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset in the Texas Hill Country. We have some outstanding captures of wildflowers in the Hill Country over the last few years hoping it continues. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet sunset

Bluebonnet sunset from the Texas Hill Country.

We captured this gorgeous sunset landscape with the bluebonnets one evening while at a county park along the  Colorado river. The colors of the sky that came out with the sunset were beautiful with the oranges, pinks and reds. Couldn't ask for a better sunset over the Texas wildflowers along the waters edge. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this gorgeous sunset landscape with the bluebonnets one evening while at a county park along the Colorado river. The colors of the sky that came out with the sunset were beautiful with the oranges, pinks and reds. Couldn't ask for a better sunset over the Texas wildflowers along the waters edge. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Wild flowers

For the last 2 months we have been on the wild flower hunt across central Texas, We have many images to process and will be posing them shortly. Every good day we were on the road, off the road chasing down county dirt roads in search of wild flowers. Here are a few from last year we pull up from the vault.

We wanted to pull one more image of the Muleshoe bluebonnets out from 2014 from our first capture of these incredible field of wildflowers.   It was a little later on as the sun dipped a little lower and had a lot more orange colors in the sky for sunset. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We wanted to pull one more image of the Muleshoe bluebonnets out from 2014 from our first capture of these incredible field of wildflowers. It was a little later on as the sun dipped a little lower and had a lot more orange colors in the sky for sunset. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We came across this ranch in the Texas Hill Country of this endless sea  of bluebonnets.  The landscape is covered in blue bonnets that seem to go on and on through out the countryside.  It was a gorgerous day and loved the mix of bluebonnets and green grass and mesquite tree along with a blue sky with puffy white clouds in this hill country landscape. (TOD GRUBBS)

We came across this ranch in the Texas Hill Country of this endless sea of bluebonnets. The landscape is covered in blue bonnets that seem to go on and on through out the countryside. It was a gorgerous day and loved the mix of bluebonnets and green grass and mesquite tree along with a blue sky with puffy white clouds in this hill country landscape. (TOD GRUBBS)

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Lake Travis is finally full

We have been waiting for months to get this image with light clouds with the lake full after 6 years of drought and supper low levels. The lake is less than 1 foot from full when we captured this image.

This is an aerial pano view of Lake Travis taken at around 300 AGL ft.  We loved that the lake is finally full for the first time in many years and we had good clouds and sky on this day.  You can see the marina below, along with the dam, and the full bowl of the lake and you can also see the  river channel as it meanders though the hill country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an aerial pano view of Lake Travis taken at around 300 AGL ft. We loved that the lake is finally full for the first time in many years and we had good clouds and sky on this day. You can see the marina below, along with the dam, and the full bowl of the lake and you can also see the river channel as it meanders though the hill country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another aerial view showing the great Lake Travis finally full after many years.  You can see the marina, the dam, and lake as it meanders though the hill country landscape.  This is one of the favorite places for locals of Austin along with tourist to visit.   The lake is a favorite for boating, sailing swimming and any other water sports you can think of. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another aerial view showing the great Lake Travis finally full after many years. You can see the marina, the dam, and lake as it meanders though the hill country landscape. This is one of the favorite places for locals of Austin along with tourist to visit. The lake is a favorite for boating, sailing swimming and any other water sports you can think of. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Colorful Texas Sunset

Here is an image we captured a few weeks ago of a very colorful sunset.

We loved the different colors we kept getting as the sunset made way for dusk and of course we continued to try and capture these wonderful colors over this scenic Texas landscape before nightfall (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We loved the different colors we kept getting as the sunset made way for dusk and of course we continued to try and capture these wonderful colors over this scenic Texas landscape before nightfall (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

South Congress night life

We adventured out last night to South Congress after sunset to get some night life shots. South Congress has changed tremendously over the years and has gone from run down and abandoned to now a vibrant part of Austin with many boutique business and restaurants with a view of downtown. Torchys just opened a new restaurant on South Congress. Here are a few image we captured.

We wanted to take some street shot of the latest Torchys to go in Austin on South Congress. Torchys Tacos has become the place to go to eat the most unique tacos, so much so that sometimes the wait is a while just to get a seat, but well worth it.  You can see downtown with the always bright Frost Tower in downtown along with the endless cars on a slow night like tonight making there way up Congress looking for parking which is a premium at at anytime.  Weekend are so crazy well what can I say Austin love it streets, Sixth, West Sixth, West Third and of course South Congress all the up and coming places to be in this very active location.  You can find live music, fine dinning, street food or unique tacos all along this quirky street in this active city. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We wanted to take some street shot of the latest Torchys to go in Austin on South Congress. Torchys Tacos has become the place to go to eat the most unique tacos, so much so that sometimes the wait is a while just to get a seat, but well worth it. You can see downtown with the always bright Frost Tower in downtown along with the endless cars on a slow night like tonight making there way up Congress looking for parking which is a premium at at anytime. Weekend are so crazy well what can I say Austin love it streets, Sixth, West Sixth, West Third and of course South Congress all the up and coming places to be in this very active location. You can find live music, fine dinning, street food or unique tacos all along this quirky street in this active city. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this of South Congress on a week night of people out shopping at the local stores like Maya's, Tesoros and others.  You can see some of downtown high rises like the Frost and some downtown buildings. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this of South Congress on a week night of people out shopping at the local stores like Maya's, Tesoros and others. You can see some of downtown high rises like the Frost and some downtown buildings. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

The view down South Congress as the cars pass leaving these light trails.  The store are open and people are milling around checking out the stores and the many restaurants along this area.  You can see the downtown area with the Frost,  Austonian and other high rise buildings.  This area at one time was not someplace people went it was considered seed but in the last twenty or so years it has come back for locals and tourist to come to. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

The view down South Congress as the cars pass leaving these light trails. The store are open and people are milling around checking out the stores and the many restaurants along this area. You can see the downtown area with the Frost, Austonian and other high rise buildings. This area at one time was not someplace people went it was considered seed but in the last twenty or so years it has come back for locals and tourist to come to. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Ever changing Austin Skyline

The skyline in Austin has been growing over the last few years. We captured a new aerial panorama last night from Auditorium shores showing several new buildings now the cranes are down. I just love how the skys of the setting sun reflects off the buildings as twilight takes hold and the lights of the buildings come on.

This is an panorama image of the Austin skyline in downtown. This image captured the first street bridge and congress bridge as they cross Lady Bird Lake.  Also in this image is landmark buildings like the Frost, Austonian, W building along with the  Austin City Hall and many other familiar buildings in the downtown area. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an panorama image of the Austin skyline in downtown. This image captured the first street bridge and congress bridge as they cross Lady Bird Lake. Also in this image is landmark buildings like the Frost, Austonian, W building along with the Austin City Hall and many other familiar buildings in the downtown area. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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The Carousel Zilker Trail of lights 2015

While at the Trail of lights this year we captured a few images of the Carousel at the end of the night and made them black and white. I just love how eerie they looked in Black and White.

The Last Ride

We capture cityscape image late one night of this carousel ride at a Christmas festival in the city and we like how eerie it looked in Black and White.  It had this hauntingly eerie look almost like what you would of see on one of those old television show like the  twilight zone  You see a few children and teenager riding the horses and a few standing around watching but it closing time so this is the last ride. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture cityscape image late one night of this carousel ride at a Christmas festival in the city and we like how eerie it looked in Black and White. It had this hauntingly eerie look almost like what you would of see on one of those old television show like the twilight zone You see a few children and teenager riding the horses and a few standing around watching but it closing time so this is the last ride. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an image of the carousel horses at a amusement fair taken late at night after the last ride of the night in black and white which brings out that sort of haunting errie look almost like something a little surreal or something you would see in a  a twilight zone episode . (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an image of the carousel horses at a amusement fair taken late at night after the last ride of the night in black and white which brings out that sort of haunting eerie look almost like something a little surreal or something you would see in a a twilight zone episode . (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Zilker park Trail of Lights 2015 part 2

Part 2 of the Zilker Park trail of lights. A few days later we went back and walked around the trail of lights in Zilker park and captured several nice shots including the marry-go-round.

Christmas at the Trail of Light at the carousel ridge as the night winds up and there are a few still rideing the ride and the crowds are leaving tthough the chrimstmas tunnel and in the distance you can see the Zilker Christmas Tree. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Christmas at the Trail of Light at the carousel ridge as the night winds up and there are a few still rideing the ride and the crowds are leaving tthough the chrimstmas tunnel and in the distance you can see the Zilker Christmas Tree. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is the Austin Trail of Lights with this new and fabulous  skyline of the city along Lady Bird Lake.  Austin has been building along this area for years now, but now most of the newer buildings in the downtown area are finally finished.  We thought it was a really nice look from this direction with the Trail of Lights and the city skyline in the background. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is the Austin Trail of Lights with this new and fabulous skyline of the city along Lady Bird Lake. Austin has been building along this area for years now, but now most of the newer buildings in the downtown area are finally finished. We thought it was a really nice look from this direction with the Trail of Lights and the city skyline in the background. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Zilker park Trail of Lights 2015

Fresh out of the camera, Trail of Lights in Zilker park with the Austin skyline in the background. There are allot of new buildings in the Austin Skyline this year.

This is our latest edition of the skyline with the Austin Trail of Lights along with Zilker Chrismas Tree for 2015.  We capture this image with all the iconic high rise buildings like the Frost, the Austonian, Austin 360 and many of the new building recently built. This is an Austin tradition since the 60's. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is our latest edition of the skyline with the Austin Trail of Lights along with Zilker Chrismas Tree for 2015. We capture this image with all the iconic high rise buildings like the Frost, the Austonian, Austin 360 and many of the new building recently built. This is an Austin tradition since the 60's. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Black Friday Sale

Announcing – Black Friday Sale of 25% off all of our Fine art prints on Fine Art America. Please use the Discount code (FAUDHA), Valid till Dec 10th.

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Art Prints

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San Antonio River walk and night aerial skyline

We took a trip down to San Antonio this last Sunday to get some updated images of the river walk and downtown and finished up the beautiful day with an night time aerial shot of downtown.

This is an image of the San Antonio skyline at night in downtown.  You can see the Tower of Americas, the Tower Life building, along with many hotels such as the Marriott, the Grand Hyatt, Weston, Drury, Hilton that run along the river walk to name a few of the taller hotels in the city. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an image of the San Antonio skyline at night in downtown. You can see the Tower of Americas, the Tower Life building, along with many hotels such as the Marriott, the Grand Hyatt, Weston, Drury, Hilton that run along the river walk to name a few of the taller hotels in the city. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

It was such a nice day along the river walk in San Antonio, you can see the river boat full of tourist and people walking and out having a meal at one of the many fine restaurants on this beautiful day with a great sky and good clouds. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

It was such a nice day along the river walk in San Antonio, you can see the river boat full of tourist and people walking and out having a meal at one of the many fine restaurants on this beautiful day with a great sky and good clouds. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Here is another image of the San Antonio river walk cityscape in the downtown area taken near the pedestrian bridge with the lovely flower and a riverboat on it way to pick up passengers as it floats along in front ot Cafe Rio. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Here is another image of the San Antonio river walk cityscape in the downtown area taken near the pedestrian bridge with the lovely flower and a riverboat on it way to pick up passengers as it floats along in front ot Cafe Rio. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin Cityscape Night Aerial with Texas Capital

I have been wanting to get this image for some time and finally had a good weather day with no clouds to get it.

This is a cityscape image of Ausitn at night of the Texas State Capital which you don't see to often.  This big views let you see all of the downtown area, you can see all the way down and up Congress Ave and see the citie's high-rises skyscrapers like the Frost and the Austonian in the background. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is a cityscape image of Ausitn at night of the Texas State Capital which you don't see to often. This big views let you see all of the downtown area, you can see all the way down and up Congress Ave and see the citie's high-rises skyscrapers like the Frost and the Austonian in the background. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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