Fall at Garner State Park – Texas Landscape Fall Prints and Canvas – The long branches of the cypress trees stretch out their limbs over the Frio river as it flows downstream toward the Old Baldy before it makes a turn downstream. You can see the fall rusty red colors in the cypress trees along the bank of the Frio. The sun was shining on the other side and you can see the color changes of the maples and reflect the colors back into the waters. After some heavy rains the water was flowing on the Frio river through Garner State Park so the cypress were in the water so I waded out into the cold waters and capture this image so I could capture Old Baldy in the back ground in this photo.
Austin Zilker Christmas Tree and Trail of Lights – This is image of the skyline with the Austin Trail of Lights along with Zilker Chrismas Tree in view. 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. Every year starting in December the trail opens to the public with all of the holiday christmas themes along the trail or you can go dazzle yourself by spinning under the oversize Christmas tree of lights! This makes an excellent christmas card too for your employees, friends, and family.
Ozarks Covered Bridge in Fall – We came across this covered bridge in the back road of the Ozarks with it fall orange colors of the maples were on display next to the covered bridge that crossed over the Buffalo River. There is a mix of orange, reds, and green from the pine nearby to give this capture a cool fall vibe.The Buffalo River, located in Northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States. The Buffalo River is 153 miles long. In my neck of the woods you don’t come across these wonderful coverered bridges so it was a cool find. On the back roads of the national forest you come across so many different thing along with the added bonus of a bridge almost in the middle of nowhere in it nature state and still be used.
Rural Covered Bridge Fall – On the back roads of the Ozark we found this covered Bridge with all the autumn colors around it. In this scene this old bridge sets the stage for this wonderful fall scenery as it cross over the buffalo river below. The sugar maples seem to surrounded this old bridge just for this picture perfect moment for a beautiful scene. This area is part of the Ozarks National Forest in Arkansas from some of the back roads along this scenic drive. Fall in arkansas was a real surprise as this year trees really puts on a show with some fantastic fall scenery and color that we never knew was so close to us. Our plan was to go to the Smoky mountains but the weather wasn’t working out so we reschedule for Arkansas and it did not disappoint us with great fall colors.
Covered Bridge Reflections – We decided to photograph this covered bridge from below along the Buffalo creek inorder to get this reflections in the water. We had this wonderful maple tree with it fall colors on display along side of the bridge with this creek flowing into a larger pool of water and giving us this wonderful reflection of the bridge. This area of the country is part of the national forest in the Ozarks and is beautiful in fall with so much color. We were pleasantly surprised that their was so much color left in the ozarks national forest. We had planned to go to the Smokie mountains but the weather was not going to work so we re-routed to Arkansas and happy we did.
While on the way back from the far reaches of the Texas Hill Country chasing fall colors we came across this windmill just as the sun was setting. I have been looking for a windmill with a sunset for along time and finally caught one at the right time and place. We took a different route back from taking images of the fall colors and had seen many nice windmills on the way but they were in the wrong direction. Most had wires or were too far from the road and such. On the way up the last hill before the highway I saw this windmill but it appeared to be on the right side of the road as the sun was setting with a beautiful sky but at the last turn it ended up being to the west as we drove by. I wiped a u-turn pulled off the road jumped out of the truck grabbed the tripod and camera and ran over to the fence just in time to capture this image of the windmill in silhouette as the sun was setting.
Austin Skyline Panorama – We captured this aerial Austin skyline panorama of the cityscape looking straight down Congress Ave using our drone to photography over the city. This wonderful Austin skyline was capture looking up congress avenue all the way to the Texas Capital. In this Austin skyline you can see many of the city high-rise buildings including the Frost, Austonian, W Hotel, Austin 360 CondosOne Congress Plaza, Radisson Hotel, Marriott, Four Season Hotel, along with the Ashton Condos, and One Congress and a bit of Lady Bird Lake. Looking up congress avenue you can the Texas State Capital which is the hub of Central Texas. Austin is the location for the University of Texas flagship campus, high tech companies, and is also known for its live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. West of Austin is Lake Austin plus Lake Travis and South of the city, is the Formula One Circuit of the Americas raceway to name a few thing around town.
Houston River Oaks Movie Theater -The Houston River Oaks Movie Theatre is a historic movie theater located in the River Oaks Shopping Center in the Neartown community in Houston, Texas, east of the River Oaks community. We were excited to find the River Oaks Theater is still in business. The River Oaks theater is a historic landmark and according to my other half its where she spent a good deal of her time in her early twenties so we had to stop and take a photo for nostagia sake. Just another street scene of this vibrant cityscape in downtown Houston. This was in the downtown part of Houston not sure if it is considered downtown or uptown Houston I don’t know where the line is located between the two areas.
Sam Houston Monument Hermann Park – Sam Houston Monument which sits at the entrance to Hermann Park in downtown Houston overlooking the park. Sam Houston is sitting on top of his horse Saracen over looking the beautiful Hermann Park in downtown Houston and is recognize for his victory over San Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This is bronze statue which was sculpted by Enrico Filiberto Cerrachio and has been sitting at Montross and Main since 1925. The arch it sits on was made out of a hugh granite slab and was sculpted by artist Frank Teich. This monument is one of the many Houston landmarks in the city. Sam Houston was recoginized for his victory over Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto which secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history.
Houston Skyline at Twilight – Houston skyline at twilight right after the sun goes down and the lights come on the buildings in downtown Houston light up and you have the blue hour or twilight. The blue hour or twilight is when the sky is still blue and the lights shine through to show this vibrant city in downtown with this great skyline in the background. The Eleanor Tinley Park run along the Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive with the Buffalo Bayou snaking it way through the park. After dark you can see the lights at the Jamail skate park along the townhouses next to the Allen Parkway with a little light still from the sun set earlier still reflecting off some of the buildings. Houston has some of the tallest skyscrapers in the south, it is a city that was made from the energy industry. Some used to say Houston has it cows and it oil, but things have changed a lot since I grew up here for this vibrant diverse city with many business including banking, tech and several universities like Rice, University of Houston not to mention a top place for art, music, museums, and some top knotch sports team like the Astros and along with many others things to do and see in the city. This is our latest capture of Houston using our drone to capture another great Texas aerial. Also available as a panorama.