Davis Mountain State Park sunset Pano at the rock overlook at dusk just after sunset. This old rock building was built by the CCC as a place to rest up after a day of working the area and has a nice sweeping view over the desert and mountain landscape below. The sky picked up these wonderful colors right after sunset over the rock shelter and the distant landscape with some nice post sunset colors of pinks and oranges which made for a nice end of the day. The park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which was created to help put young males to work during the depression. The CCC helped build structures like this rock shelter along with other building, picnic tables, fire pits in the park which was officially open in 1938, The park is 2709 acreas with an elevation between 5,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level. The nearist town is Fort Davis Texas in Jeff Davis County. Also located in the area is the National Historic site establish as protection in the area from the Comanche War Trail and Mescalero Apache war trails. It bacame a historic site in 1961 to preserve one of the best remaining military post of that era.
The middle of the West Texas desert isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a fully stocked Prada store but just a few miles outside of Valentine Texas that what you will find. Ok it not an actual Prada store its front door doesn’t open and it only has right shoes and the purses have no bottom even if you find one you want you can’t buy it. You will need to go to real Prada store for that. Needless to say there are some that will do anything to shop there and it has been vandalized several times now so the creators put in a security system with gps devices in the purses and camera and stronger glass for those considering a dark night break in. Other wise it is a great place to drive out to and get your selfie of you and Prada Marfa store to prove you were there if thats your thing. The two artist that put this together Elmgreen and Dragset decided this was the place for their art display. Maybe they were trying to prove that people will drive to the end of the planet to get a selfie not sure what it represents, consumerism, or humor whatever it has made a mark on the tiny town of Valentine. The one nice thing is that made it of biodegradable adobe like material so over time it will go back to it natural state. The spent around 80,000 on this so hopefully it will take a while so they get there money out of it.
Captured this wonderful west Texas landscape panorama sunrise at Santa Elena Canyon just as the sun rays pop over the nearby mountains over the Rio Grande River from this vantage point in Big Bend National Park. It is not a too difficult a climb and you get a great view looking south. Santa Elena Canyon is one of the most impressive in Big Bend National Park it is visible for many miles away up to ten miles it can been seen. The Rio Grande changes direction abruptly after following beneath the straight Sierra Ponce cliffs for several miles heading west, cutting through the mountains via a deep, narrow canyon gorge in the mountain. It has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. It contains more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals. The park has many geological features including sea fossils and dinosaur bones, as well as previous volcanic activity. The park just recently open a Fossil Discovery Exhibit to display the dinosarurs that would of live there in the past when there was an inland sea. The national park covers 801,163 acres for more than 1,000 miles, the Rio Grande forms the boundary between Mexico and the United States, and Big Bend National Park administers approximately 118 miles along that boundary. The park was named after a large bend in the river and Texas—Mexico border. The park is bordered by the protected areas of Parque Nacional Canon de Santa Elena and the Maderas del Carment in Mexico.
Bluebonnets Along Texas Dirt Road
Bluebonnet Dirt Road – Captured these bluebonnets along this cedar fence and dirt road in the backroads of the Texas hill country. We had to go through two low water crossing with water up to the door to get here. This is just an example of the rural landscape in the hill country and how lovely it looks especially around bluebonnet season. To catch that Texas landscapes you almost alway have to go down the back roads.
Yucca Among the Bluebonnets
Wildflowers in Springtime
Colorful Wildflowers in Springtime – This great field of wildflowers with bluebonnets, and little yellow perky sue in this colorful field of flowers make for a nice contrast along the river in the Texas hill country. I like the little pop of red from the indian paintbrush in the middle of the bluebonnet field on this lovely day with blue sky and white puffy clouds along the tree line of the river. If you want to add a bit of spring this would make a nice wildflower landscape from the Texas Hill Country.
Wildflowers in the Hill Country
Incredible Bluebonnet Landscape – I pulled up this wonderful field of bluebonnets from my archives to share this great bluebonnet landscape along the Colorado river from spring a few years back. This is Muleshoe Bend park and this was the most incredible site of texas bluebonnets I think I had ever seen. As far as the eye could see it was acreas of bluebonnets along the river. This area is normally under water and for a few short years during the drought this is what came up where the water had once been. Well the water is back up and the bluebonnets are gone we just have a memories of these wonderful wildflower as they once were.
Golden Bluebonnet Sunrise
Golden Blue Bonnet Sunrise – Captured this at sunrise as the sun came up it cast this golden glow over the clouds and river with just a hint of light on the bluebonnets. We thought it made a nice texas landscape image of this great field of blueblonnet at the lake in the texas hill country. Springtime in Texas is my favorite time because of the wildflowers we can all thank Lady Bird for help in making spring special every year.
Bluebonnet Field at Sunrise
Bluebonnet Images – Bluebonnet Sunrise Mist – We capture this bluebonnet sunrise this as the sun rays were rising over this ranch with the bluebonnet and the morning mist hovering over the field. Bluebonnet pictures are one of our favorite to capture and on a good year like they were this year it was easy texas landscape to capture. Many years since the images of bluebonnets have been more elusive but we are persistant and continue to search out images of bluebonnets and other wildflowers every year.
Texas Longhorns and Bluebonnets
Texas Longhorns and Bluebonnets – 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.
Stunning Bluebonnet Sunset
Bluebonnet Sunset – We captured this gorgeous sunset landscape with the bluebonnets one evening while at a county park along the Colorado river in Texas. 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.
Old Wagon and Wildflowers
Old Wagon and Wildflowers – Bluebonnets, indian paintbrush wildflowers landscape long the road in the Texas Hill Country. We found this abundant field of flowers with this old wagon along the road in the hill country and stopped to capture it because we love the colorful mix of bluebonnets and indian paintbrushs.
Wildflowers Landscape – We love these colorful wildflowers landscape of bluebonnets, and indian paintbrush in this field with an old rusty tractor in the Texas Hill Country. The Texas lupine or bluebonnet are probably the most photographed wildflower every spring. People travel from great distances to try and capture a unique image with bluebonnets so this is just that kind of photo with the old rusty tractor and wildflowers.
Bluebonnet Road at Sunset
Blue Bonnets Road – Bluebonnets beside the road in Muleshoe Park which were beautiful this year with some great clouds to make for a perfect image. This area is usually under water but for the last few years we have been in a drought so instead of water we see bluebonnets. This was one of the best areas in Texas for bluebonnet landscapes for a couple of year till the lakes in the Texas hill country filled back up. It was lovely till then to see so many texas wildflowers in this road of blue.
Bluebonnets Sunset Landscape Pano
Field of Texas Bluebonnets at Sunset Pano – This great field of Texas bluebonnets at sunset was probably the last we will see around the Texas Hill Country for this year. This panorama of bluebonnets landscape looked like waves of blue flowers in this field and the sunset cast this nice orange and red glow over the fiield of blue wildflowers. Another successful year of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.
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An Austin Sunset Skyline panorama looking up Congress bridge as it crosses Lady Bird Lake into downtown at sun set giving a little pink to the clouds over the city. Austin is the state capital of Texas, that borders the Hill Country to the west. It is also the main campus of the University of Texas. Austin is known for a lot of thing including it funky live music capital claims and keep Austin weird slogans. Austin music scene is based on it rock, blues and outlaw country music. The city has many parks and lakes which are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. Austin is the captiol of Texas which is one of the largest employees of people in state government along with a high tech presents in there are many companies like IBM, Intel, Oracle, AMD, Samsung, Apple and many others. There are plenty of lakes, parks and hike and bike trails to enjoy the outdoors along with a wonderful selection of museums, arts and other events like the capital 10K where between 15 to 20 thousand people come to run the six mile race. Also the city has some great places to eat from food trucks to fine dinning. Also the Formula One was added to the list of things to do here.
Houston skyline over Buffalo Bayou at sunrise just as the the golden glow of the sun rays pops through the high rise buildings in this panorama on this early morning. The bayou in the city runs from Katy Texas east through Houston about 53 miles through the city and to the ship channel and out in the gulf of mexico. At one time the bayou were not so welcoming a place but the city cleaned it up and added several parks along the water and now it is a very popular place to visit as they have added hike and bike routes, skate parks, volley ball and many other new feature in the parks to make it more attactive place to visit. Also they hold concerts and other events here through out the year.
Below are just a few of some of our best skyline panoramas in Texas and cityscapes from our website:
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Houston Sunset Skyline Pano – Capture this aerial panorama of Houston Sunset Skyline right as the sun was setting and as it was going down it started to back light these wonderful clouds over the city with these wonderful colors of orange, pinks and yellows. We wanted to capture downtown Houston skyline with IH45 in view so an aerial was our best option so this area of the cityscape is looking at the Theater district of the city. Houston also has a reputation of a place to see top notched performing art along with access to several museums in the area. The Theater distric performing art has nine major performing art group along with six performance halls. You can see Opera, a plays, the ballet and any number of music events including the well known Houston Symphony Orchestra. Houston is a large city with a population around 2.3 million people which makes it the fourth most populous city in the US and the biggest in Texas and the southern US. The skyline of Houston is a very impressive site with some of the tallest modern skyscrapers buildings in the US. In this image you can see the Heritage Plaza, Chevron, Wells Fargo and the tallest building in Houston the J P Morgan Chase Tower at 1002 ft and it is the 17 tallest in the US. Houston is the seat of Harris county and was founded in 1837 near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou or Allen Landing as it is called today. The city was name after General San Houston after he won the battle of San Jacinto. Houston has been a growing city because of the port of houston and railroads along with oil boom from the early 1901. Houston has other industry that have made it thrive in america such as energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Also NASA mission control is located in the city. Houston has also taken the lead on health care with many people coming to the Medical Center for top notch doctors and hospital with the latest advancement in medical care. Houston stock.
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Dallas Skyline in Pink Pano – d84-8018
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Fort Worth Skyline at Blue Hour Pano – DSC08800
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Austin Skyline Pano
Fall Austin Skyline Pano
Fall Austin Skyline Pano – We love fall Austin Skyline in this aerial pano show off very urban Austin skyline that captures the downtown and all the high rise buildings hugging the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake with the city and IH35 in view. Again the water had this nice reflection of the clouds and high rise buildings in the water along with the colorful fall trees along the banks. This Austin skyline image capture this urban landscape in fall of the Austin cityscape from the east side and shows some of the citys tallest buildings like the Austonian, the new Fairmont Hotel, with the top of the Frost just barely peeking above the crowd along the shoreline. Until they finish the Independent, the Austonian will remain the tallest in town at least for another year or more. You can just barely see the top of the State Capitol trying to peek above all the other high rise buildings in downtown but it is there at least for now. Austin is the fastest growing city in the US and the 11th most populous city and is the seat of the Texas State Capitol. At the last census this urban city had a population of just over 947,000 and growing. It is getting harder and harder to capture the Austin skyline without a dozen or so cranes in the photo.
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San Antonio Skyline Pano
We captured this panorama of the San Antonio Skyline which includes the area along the riverwalk with the Tower of the Americas, light from the Alamo Dome, Tourch of Freedom and many other city business. The hotels in downtown are some ot the tallest buildings in the area the Marriott, the Hyatt, and the Hilton all tower above to give the city a beautiful skyline near the riverwalk.
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This Dallas vintage Pegasus show a close up with the Reunion Tower in the background as it appears to hoover over the city. The vintage Pegasus and the Reunion Tower are both official lankmarks for the city of Dallas and a toursit destination of things to see. Many come downtown to see these two iconic structures. The Vintage Pegasus has stood on top of the Magnolia Petroleum Building or Magnolia hotel since 1934 till 1999 when it came down due to damage over the years and and was replaced with a new flying horse which sits on top of the Magnoila Hotel today. It seem fitting to display the Pegasus as a Vintage Pegasus since this landmark has been around for a very long time. However in 2011 a group of Dallas artist and entreprenuers reconditioned the orginal flying horse back to life and it was place on an oil derrick in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. Dallas pegasus have been a sense of pride for the people living here especially in the early 1940’s through 1999 as it came to be a become that you were home once you saw it. When the Magnolia was built it was the tallest building in Dallas so you could see the Pegasus from quite a distance. Now we have two Dallas Pegasos flying high over the Dallas skyline. The whole story of the pegasus came from greek mythology.
Fort Worth Skyline BW Pano with Seventh Street Bridge – An aerial panorama BW Fort Worth skyline with the Seventh Street bridge as it crosses the Trinity River in downtown in BW. The 7th street bridge was lighted up nicely so it really popped in this image of the cityscape as it crosses the Trinity River in black and white. Fort Worth is the fifth largest city in Texas. Fort Worth is located in central north part of Texas and the county seat is Tarrant County. The latest census is that the population for Fort Worth is estimates, at around 854,113. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area or the DFW Metro.
Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Reflection Pano – This is a reflection of the Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge vertical panorama with its reflection in the water of the Trinity river after dark in downtown. The Dallas Margaret Hunt bridge was completed in 2012 and has become a big tourist attraction for the city. Dallas historical importance was due the city locations as a transportation hub for cotton and oil and being located along the railroad. Dallas is the third most populous city in Texas behind Houston and San Antonio. Dallas is also one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Today Dallas host many fortune 500 companies, and is know for it high tech industries.