Austin Skyline Reflection

Take a look at our latest capture of the Austin skyline reflection as it is reflected in the pool of water from near the Palmer Event Center and the Long Center. We loved that we finally were able to retake this image of the Austin skyline reflection in this pool of water with this nice blue sky and white clouds. We have waited for almost then years to retake this photo because this area of the skyline has had so many cranes up for years. We had a window to catch the Austin skyline reflection image today with it latest modern architecture skyscrapers clearly in view from this area. Austin skyline has been constantly changing as new skyscrapers are added along the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake on a regular basis every few years. Matter of fact the Austin cityscape in downtown has been changing at such a rapid pace that it has been hard to keep up, but for now this is the latest and greatest modern urban image of the skyline from this location. Austin has a population of 947,890 and it is one of the fastest growing large city in the US today. Austin is known for its live music events, 6th street music scene, University of Texas, Texas Capital, and lakes, rivers, Hill Country, and many more things that make this area special. Bee Creek Photo is a fine art site for stock photography.

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Austin Skyline Reflection – Our latest Austin skyline from this location on a beautiful blue sky day across the reflecting pool of water. I really liked the reflection of the downtown buildings, and the blue sky and clouds that reflected back into this pool of water. It was one of those perfect blue skies and puffy white cloud days that we were lucky enough to be here for. Austin skyline has been changing radically over the last five or so years that it has been hard to get a image without twenty or more cranes it. For now thing have slowed down in this area enough to come back and capture a photo only because there is no more room to build anything at least for now.

Vintage Dallas Texas Star at State Fair

Dallas State Fair with the Texas Star at the State Fair with a vintage look. This fair is an annual event held at the Fair Park in Dallas from the last weekend in September for 24 days. The Texas Star is one of it most popular and longest running rides. The fair run along the same time as the college football game which is traditionally between Texas and Oklahoma. We love the Texas Star Ferris wheel with a vintage look in this image. This ferris wheel can be seen from a distance being that it is one of the largest in the US. We felt that we wanted to represent the long history since the late 1880’s with a vintage look much like what you would seen on a postcard at the early years of the fair with these two photographs. We also have none vintage image of the Texas Star.

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Dallas State Fair Vintage – Dallas State Fair of Texas with a vintage look.  This fair is an annual event held in at the Fair Park in Dallas.  The Dallas State Fair has been going on since the late 1880’s except during periods during World War I and World War II.  This Dallas fair begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The State Fair of Texas is still consistently recognized as one of the most highly attended and best state fairs in America as well as Dallas’s signature event amusement park.  The fair still has a full auto show along with children, puppet shows, Children’s Medical Center Barnyard, and Story Time. The Texas Skyway a gondola ride is also available which also only operates 24 days a year to transports visitors around the fairgrounds.    The Texas state fair has also become famous for it fried foods, anything you can think of can be fried here and will.  Besides the amusement park they have several museums, restaurants, beer gardens,  shopping, music event on the grounds.  However, they still have that oversize ferris wheel the Texas Star, that I loved as a child still one of the largest in the us.  I felt I wanted to represent the long history with a vintage look much like what you would seen at the early years of the fair.

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Dallas Vintage Texas Star – Texas Star in Dallas with a vintage look .  This image was taken at Fair Park in Dallas and the size of the ferris wheel is one of the top three in the US. We wanted to display it as it might of look on a post card back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s when it first open.  The Fair Park has expanded to include many more rides in the amusement park area along with museums, Swan Lake,  and restaurants on the fair grounds.  The fair begins the last weekend in September and runs for 24 more days as it coinsides with the Texas OU weekend and other Cotton bowl games.

Discovery Green Park Houston

The Houston Discovery Green Park was officially open to the public in 2008 in downtown area of the city. This 11.8 acres park is located across the street from the George Brown Convention Center with a parking garage underneath the park. This Houston park has Kinder Lake for kayaking and remote sail boating racing, along with a band stand for weekly music event and a children’s play area including a splash wet area, also there are many restaurants in and near the park. Special events are held here year round they even have ice skating in the winter time in the park. The Houston Discovery Green park is also near many hotels and is also walking distance to the Toyota Center and Minute Maid park. We prefer to stay in this area because there is so many restaurants and thing to do nearby. The Discovery Green park was funded by private and public money.

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Discovery Green Park From Above –  Discovery Green Park on a beautiful summer day from above with nice white puffy clouds as people mingle through out this city park. You can see people in kayaks on KInder Lake, some just taking a stroll and some stop for a bit to eat at the many restaurant in the area.  The George Brown Convention Center along with the Hilton Hotel can be seen in the image along with the many trees in the park to add shade for those enjoying the area. If your coming to Houston this is a great park to visit on your travels.  There are all kind of things to do. 

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Houston latest street art “The Wings Over Water” sculpture that is locate in front of George Brown Convention center in downtown Houston taken after dark in BW. I like the detail that this version brought out in an geometric patterns in black and white. We have many different phases and colors of this water feature Wings Over Water in our selection, this sculpture is one of the largest at 30 by 60 ft high in the world and is kinetic with moving parts however on the night we were there it was not working, but we will be back. To see more of Wings Over Water be sure and check them out on our website at beecreekphoto.com

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Houston Cityscape Wings Over Water BW – This is a new sculpture in Houston on the Avenida plaza in front of the George Brown Convention Center in downtown across from the Discocery Green park done in black and white. This wonderful sculpture with water fountain which is 60 feet wide by 30 feet tall has this kinetic wing which move as though they are in motion and it is meant to represent migration as those who migrate to Houston seeking a better life. The wings of the sculpture mesmerizing movement of the undulating surfaces creates a new focus for those who visit and a new iconic destination. From this angle you can see the Discovery Green park and the cities high rise buildings in the area.

Misty Morning at Oak Alley Plantation BW

This is another capture of the mansion and oak trees right before the sun was fully up and before the mist lifted on this early morning at the Oak Alley Plantation which I thought worked best as a black and white image. This misty look give this image a moody feel with the mansion and large old oaks in BW as the the morning mist settles over the property seems to transport you back in time. The Oak Alley plantation is a popular spot for tourist looking for history of the deep south and a feel for what life long ago was like on these plantations. The plantation was created in the early 1800’s as a surgar cane plantation and was worked by slaves so it rich in historic value. The plantation got it name from the many live oak trees that were planted over 300 years ago prior to the plantations existance. Some refer to this area as Oak valley or Seven Oaks and it is near the community of Vacherie St James Parish in Louisiana. Many movies has been made here especially including anything releated to the deep south civil war era along with many spooky movies. The Oak Alley Plantation is a National Historic Landmark as it is rich in history and is visited by many toursit yearly. The Foudation maintains the property today for the this historic site.

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Misty Morning Oak Alley BW – I got up early before the sunrise hoping to capture the sun rise and the mist was everywhere so I shot the photo.  Luckily for me a little later on the sun cleared the mist and I captured my shot. After looking at this I said this works too so I made it a black and white to enhance that haunting spooky look thru these wonderful old oak trees at Oak Alley. This image os looking toward the Mississippi river from the mansion.  Oak Alley is located in Varcherie St James Parish in Louisiana in the southern united states and is now a National Historic Landmark..  This wonderful old plantation with its 300 year old live oak trees run along the Mississippi along the river rd.

Sunset Over Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend

Check out this wonderful sunset over the Santa Elena Canyon from the Sotol Vista Overlook in Big Bend National Park. You can see Santa Elena canyon throught the sotols as the sun went over the mountains in the distance view looking toward Mexico from Big Bend Park. The Santa Elena Canyon are some of the tallest cliffs in the area and rise up to 1500 ft down to the Rio Grande river below. Santa Elena Canyon is the most impressive in Big Bend National Park and can be seen from ten miles away. It is a good distance from the main area of the park and will take about an hour drive. Sotol Vista Overlook is one of the places to capture the canyon which is located off the Ross Maxwel scenic drive and from this view point you can see the entire western side of Big Bend Naitonal Park. This is one of my favorite images we captured on this trip to Big Bend, we have tried to capture a good sunset from the Sotal Vista Overlook in Big Bend National Park before from this same location before but the weather and hazy skies just did not coorperate till today. The Santa Elen This evening we were rewarded with a wonderful colorful sunset over the solols at the overlook and we are very happy for that.

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Another image of the beautiful and colorful sunset over the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Ben National Park.

Night Stars At the Ranch

In Texas we say everything is bigger that includes the stars in the Milky Way we just capture in this nightscapes in this summer sky over this ranch land in the Hill Country. These days it is now getting harder and harder to capture those stars images because of light polution from even small towns so we have to travel farther and farther out in the Texas Hill Country to capture a night sky where there a lot of stars without a lot of light pollution. In this image we had to go west past Llano Texas just to find an area where we could even see the milky way. We did manage to find a ranch with freshly cut haybales and waited till the Milky Way was just right and then waited for the cars to go by and light paint the haybales just enough so we had a soft light on them.

Milkyway Over Haybales

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This is another capture of the milky way over the haybales deep in the heart of Texas. The milkyway can be seen from this angle in Texas late at night in the evening only a few times a year so we took advantage and capture a few shots. The milkyway is the galaxy that contains our solar system. The term milky is derived from the appearance from earth of the galaxy. The stars that make up the milky way are giant, luminous spheres of plasma and the galaxies consist of stars, stellar remnants, dust, gas, and dark matter, bound together by gravity. It is not alway easy to see the stars or the milky way because of light pollution in our area so we travel west where there is less pollution but you have to go to Big Bend area inorder to get really dark skies in Texas. For us this time it was not possible to go there, but we were able to capture the milky way out past Llano Texas.  We alway like to have something in our images that has meaning that shows a sense of place to our images.  We came across this simple traditional Texas scene of haybales in a field at  a ranch in the Texas Hill Country west of Llano Texas and like the look.  We like this field of haybales with the backdrop of the milky way in the view what could be better.   In this image we allowed the cars to light paint the haybales so we could bring it out better in the image.  Every starry nightscape in the Texas Hill country we have  photographed has some light pollution however when we are photographying it you don’t see any lights not sure where it is coming from.  Even in this photo you can see the light pollution creeping in but the awesome milkyway over rides a little light pollution in this Texas night skies image with the milkyway of the galaxy clearly in view. 

Oak Alley at Sunrise

Oak Alley at Sunrise – This was a look into the past that has been frozen in time at our visit of Oak Alley Plantation this last year. To get the feel of the place, we stayed on the property in one of the freed slaves cottages on the property which really helped you get a feel of what life might of been like in the past. In these images we captured the great old oak trees at Oak Alley Plantation at sunrise including the mansion and the other great oaks which have been here for more than 300 years. The Oak Alley plantation landscape is really a beautiful place to visit with a great sense of history both the good and the bad as it pertains to slavery. Our visit to the Oak Alley plantation left us with a sense of what was like for all that live there from the one who lived in the Mansion to the families that were enslaves and work and lived on the property. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architecture and landscaping, and for the agricultural innovation of grafting pecan trees, performed there in 1846–47 by an enslaved gardener.

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Oak Alley Sunrise –  Early morning at Oak Alley plantation. The sun is just filtering through theses 300 year old trees on the plantation and light the path to the mansion.  The house was positioned to enhance the trees presence on the plantation and they seem to create this wonderful canopy over the house and sidewalk area. No one knows who planted these oaks trees but they seem to know exacty where they thought the house should be place because they seem to have are perfect path to the Mississippi.  This was a working sugar plantation which was manned by slavery as was the case during this era in the deep south.  The slave live on the property on the other side in their own housing area while their home may have mulitple familes living under the same roof in crowed miserable conditions.  The historical property is beaufiful today and has been well maintained and these oak are what drew us there. These are big and beautiful live oak trees on very nice grounds some refer to this area as oak valley or seven oaks.   This part of the community of  Vacherie St James Parish in Louisiana located on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The property was purchase by Varlcour Aimes in 1830 but exchanged with Jacques Roman and he started building the mansion the following year the style of the house is Greek Revival with his father in law Joseph Pilie as his architect. Later on the property was sold several time and finaly ended up in the hands of Josphine Stewart as a gift from her husband.  She started extensive restoration of the old mansion which had fallen into disrepare over the years but ended up not being able afford the cost to keep it up. Josephine Stewart ended up leaving it to the Oak Alley Foundation in 1972 which open it to the public.l  Oak Alley Plantation is like a world frozen in time with it history dating back to the mid 1800’s. Oak Alley became a National Historic Landmark for its architectural and landscaping along with it grafting of pecans done by an enslaved gardner in 1846-47.  

Oak Alley Live Oaks

This is an sunrise landscape image of the wonderful live oak trees at Oak Alley Plantation. These old live oak trees are known to be over 300 years old and they were there even before there was a plantation or house on the property, but no one seems to knows who planted them, but we are glad they did. The plantation runs along the side of Mississippi river in the community of Vacherie, St. James Parish, Louisiana, U.S. This plantation was planted with sugar cane by slaves who live in the southern US and years before the grand old mansion was built these tree were already in place and somehow they knew right where they needed to be for the walkway from the house to the mississippi river. The trees there are amazing and we wanted to show you can do a triptych or multiple panel image from one image on our site to add that punch to a room. There are several reasons you might want to do a mulitple frame image; it allow the image to cover more wall space than a single image, it has modern look, also a mulitple panel images add a unique look to a photo and will be a show stopper and add that wow factor to the room. Please contact us if your interested in one of the split images style of photos.

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This is a three split panel of the trees at Oak Alley plantation at sunrise from a single image. This tree landscape image of the oak alley live oak trees are available as a three panel image.  This style is call a split panel or a Triptych image.  In a triptych each image will have two or more panels of the images. This is the sample of how the panel would be broken down to give you an idea of what it would look like once it is printed.  If you need to fill a larger area with one photo a triptych image is perfect because it can cover a much larger space than a single image can. Please contact us if your interested in a split panel image of a photograph we will be happy to discuss your project with you. Watermarks will not appear on the images.

Dallas Skyline Panorama

Iconic Dallas skyline panorama after dark. This cityscape has the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Bank of America, Fountain Plaza, Reunion Tower, Omni, along with many other high rises in the downtown area. Dallas has an impressive number of skyscraper in the downtown part of the city and is the third most populous city in Texas. The tallest building is the Bank of America Plaza which stands at 921 feet and the second tallest is the Renaissance Tower at 886 feet. Out of the top ten of the tallest buildings in the southern United States Dallas has three of the tallest buildings in Texas and Houston has seven. The downtown sits along the Trinity River where the town was founded and the city grew from it oil and cotton industry along the railroads, now business is mostly banking, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistic. This metropolitan area lead the nation as one of the nations largest employer and metropolitan area’s economy is the 10th largest in the world. We loved this image because we were able to capture such a large area of the downtown area of the city however this area is no longer available to photograph from. So we can only hope next time we go back we can find a similar site to capture the city from.

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Dallas Skyline Panorama Night – Dallas skyline panorama after dark with all the cities skyscapers and iconic sites. This cityscape has the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Bank of America, Fountain Plaza, Reunion Tower, Omni, along with many other high rises in the downtown area.  Dallas has an impressive number of skyscraper in the downtown part of the city and is the third most populous city in Texas.  The tallest building is the Bank of America Plaza which stands at 921 feet and the second tallest is the Renaissance Tower at 886 feet.  Out of the top ten of the tallest buildings in the southern United States Dallas has three of the tallest buildings in Texas and Houston has seven. The downtown sits along the Trinity River where the town was founded and the city grew from it oil and cotton industry along the railroads, now business is mostly banking, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistic.  Dallas metropolitan lead the nation as one of the nations largest employer and metropolitan area’s economy is the 10th largest in the world. We loved this image because we were able to capture such a large area of the downtown area of Dallas however this area is no longer available to photograph from.  We hope next time we go back we can find a similar site to capture the city from.