Milky Way Over Haybales

Milky Way Over Haybales – The Texas Hill country can be a great place to capture the milky way over some haybales west of Llano where the skys are a little darker. Only a few times a year can the milkyway can be seen from this angle so we took advantage of the bales of hay for the evening capture. Even still this area has some light pollution but not like some other places. The milkyway is the galaxy that contains our solar system. 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 to get really dark skies you have to go to Big Bend area in Texas. For us this time it was not possible to go there, but we were able to capture the milky way out west 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 appears pitch black. Even in this photo you can see some light pollution creeping in but the awesome milkyway over rides a little light pollution in this Texas night skies image with the milkyway clearly in view.

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Texas Milky Way Skies –  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. 

Best of San Antonio Skyline

Best images of the San Antonio Skyline! Please free to check out our San Antonio skylines gallery along with other pics of texas skylines. These are just a few of our images from San Antonio, Enjoy!

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San Antonio Skyline Sunset Panorama – Another capture of San Antonio skyline at sunset panorama just after the sun went down in the sky. You can see the sunset colors in the reflection of new Frost Tower. We have been trying different angles to capture the city skyline with the new Frost Tower in view. The Frost sits at 300 feet in height, it is the 11th tallest in the city. In this image is historic Tower Life building, along with the tallest building in the city the Tower of America a city landmark since it was built for the Hemisphere in the late 1960.

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San Antonio Skyline Night Pano – San Antonio Skyline at night which we took from a good distance from the downtown part of the city. This San Antonio skyline image has the new Frost Tower along with all the other city landmarks like the tallest building Tower of Americas, the Life tower, the marriort, BBVA Compass Bank and the many building with the colorful lights on them. San Antonio is the second most populated city in Texas it is located in central texas on the edge of the hill country. Many toursit come here to visit the Alamo, or to visit the lively riverwalk not to mention the mission park through out the city.

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San Antonio Skyline from San Pedro Creek – San Pedro Creek with San Antonio Skyline. You can see the new Frost Tower, Tower of Americas, Drury Hotel, Wydam Hotel, BBVA Compass bank, and many more downtown high rise buildings along this spectacular new boardwalk. This new edition to the city is a restoration project re-storing San Pedro Creek’s natural environment and creating a world-class linear park. This will be a new attraction for the city that already draws thousand of tourist to downtown.

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Skyline of San Antonio at Night Pano – Another capture of a San Antonio skyline at night panorama just after the sun went down in the sky. We have been trying different angles to capture the city skyline with the new Frost Tower in view. The Frost sits at 300 feet in height, it is the 11th tallest in the city. In this image is historic Tower Life building, along with the tallest building in the city the Tower of America a city landmark since it was built for the Hemisphere in the late 1960.

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San Antonio Skyline Night Panorama – This San Antonio Skyline night pano is the first close up with the new Frost Tower in it.  The Frost Tower is a 300 feet tall building and is the 11th tallest in San Antonio.  Also in this photo is the Tower of Americas which is the tallest building in the city at 750 feet, Drury Hotel, Marriott. Grand Hyatt, along with many other high rise buildings in the downtown area of the city.

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San Antonio Skyline Night Pano BW – San Antonio Skyline after Dark in black and white we took from a good distance from the downtown. This San Antonio skyline has the new Frost Tower along with all the other city landmarks like the tallest building Tower of Americas, the Life tower, the marriort, and the many building with the colorful lights on them. San Antonio is the second most populated city in Texas it is located in central texas on the edge of the hill country. Many toursit come here to visit the Alamo, or to visit the lively riverwalk not to mention the mission park through out the city.

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This aerial skyline image includes the Tower of America in Hemisphere Park right next to the new Henry B Gonzales convention center which run along the 281 freeway in downtown.  You can also see the historic Tower life building, Drury Hotel, Grand Hyatt in this cityscape along with many other popular landmarks in the city.

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The San Antonio skyline at dusk with this colorful clouds picking up the color from sunset.  In this cityscape aerial view you can see the Tower of America, Alamo Dome, Tower Life building, Drury, Grand Hyatt, along with the new Henry B Gonzales convention center all in view with many other new buildings in the city. Right behind the Tower Life building they are still building the new Frost Bank which will be finished sometime in 2019. The tower life building is a historic site and city landmark in San Antonio part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1991.

Texas State Capitol 2

Texas State Capitol 2 – The Texas State Capitol is a really pretty place with beautiful grounds and today was an exceptional nice sky. We saw these pretty white puffy clouds with a blue sky and said we need to go get some photo of the capital. The flowers were lovely from this view on the grounds with the capitol behind. This is the north side where they added some underground area for the offices, and a cafeterias which is open to the public. The Texas Capitol is visited by thousand of tourist every year and it is one of the top tourist attractions in Austin and is an iconic historical landmark site. The Capital building was built in 1888 of granite in the italian renaissance style and it is a National historic landmark. The Texas Capitol is located in downtown Austin on Congress ave. This captiol view is looking south toward the city The capital grounds sit on 22 acreas and are very lovely lush place to ejnoy the day.

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Texas State Capitol 2- The Texas State Capitol on a spring day is a really pretty place with beautiful grounds and today was an exceptional nice blue sky. We saw these pretty white puffy clouds with a blue sky and said we need to go get some photo of the capitol. The flowers were lovely from this view on the grounds with the capitol behind. The Texas Capitol is visited by thousand of tourist every year and it is one of the top tourist attractions in Austin and is an iconic historical site. The Capital building was built in 1888 of granite in the italian renaissance style and it is a National historic landmark. The Texas Capitol is located in downtown Austin on Congress ave. This captial view is looking south toward the city with the two taller buildings the Frost Bank and the tallest building in the city the Austonian behind the captial. The capital grounds sit on 22 acreas and are very nice place to ejnoy the day.

Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View

Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View – Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View in Marble Falls on this peninsula on Lake LBJ in the Texas hill country. This is a popular place for people to come for the Horseshoe Bay Resort with lots of recreational swimming, fishing, boating along with other activies. In this aerial you can see the wirtz dam, Horseshoe Bay Resort, along with the many of the condos and vacation homes along this lake. This lake is one of the few constant level lake along the highland lakes which makes it nice because in this area of the Texas hill country we are subject to a lot of droughts which can drop the lake down. Downtown Marble Falls is just a heart beat away for all they have to offer in this quant downtown area with restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

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Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View – Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View in Marble Falls on this peninsula on Lake LBJ in the hill country. This is a popular place for people to come with the Horseshoe Bay Resort with lots of recreational swimming, fishing, boating along with other activies. In this aerial you can see the wirtz dam, Horseshoe Bay Resort, along with the many of the condos and vacation homes. This is a constant level lake so it does not fluctuate as much during droughts conditions as many of the other lakes along the highland lakes system. 

Texas Hill Country Waterfall 2

Texas Hill Country Waterfall 2 – We came across this beautiful scene as the springs were flowing and created nice waterfalls over the rocky limestone in the Texas Hill country landscape from all the excess rains lately. It was a nice capture with this aqua blue green pool at the bottom as the water flowed in from over the rocky outcrops along it way creating theses great waterfall cascading down to the pool below. The the Texas hill country we have some wonderful places where you can find these nice waterfalls after a good spring rain like we had this year that created this wonderful oasis landscape.

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Texas Hill Country Waterfall 2 – We came to this beautiful scene as the springs had created these nice waterfalls over the rocky limestone in the Texas Hill country landscape from all the excess rains lately. It was a nice capture with this aqua blue green pool at the bottom as the water flowed in from over the rocky outcrops along it way creating theses great waterfall cascading down to the pool below. The sun was starting to set in the sky so we would lose the light over the waterfalls so had to work fast to capture this tranquil hill country scene at this secret oasis. 

Dallas Psychedelic Traveling Man

Dallas Psychedelic Traveling Man – A whismical creation of the 38 foot tall stainless steel robot sculpture in digital psychedelic colors that is shown walking through the Dallas area in an area known as the Deep Ellum. The deep ellum is the area where the rail road had once thrived now it part of the transit rail line. The sculpture was created with element of that area such as the rivet that would of been used on the rail road tracks, the bird because the area had been know for song bird, the guitar shaped head to represent the music in the area and the long legs as his desire to travel and a piece of each is including in all the traveling man series. Each segment comes from the past stories about the area that the artist incorporated into the sculpture. All of these element are meant to tie the history of the area together with a whimsical theme. Here he towers above the city transit train station at 38 feet as he walks along with his little bird on his arm with Dallas skyline in the background in the Deep Ellum area. The Deep Ellum area is a popular area with restaurants, bars, music, along with art galleries and other shops in the area. This is the only one images of traveling man series in Dallas. There are two more traveling man series to be seen in the same area, the banjo playing traveling man and the birth of the traveling man.

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Psychedelic Dallas Traveling Man – A whismical creation of the 38 foot tall stainless steel robot sculpture in digital psychedelic colors that is shown walking through the Dallas area in an area known as the Deep Ellum. The deep ellum is the area where the rail road had once thrived now it part of the transit rail line. The sculpture was created with element of that area such as the rivet that would of been used on the rail road tracks, the bird because the area had been know for song bird, the guitar shaped head to represent the music in the area and the long legs as his desire to travel and a piece of each is including in all the traveling man series. Each segment comes from the past stories about the area that the artist incorporated into the sculpture. All of these element are meant to tie the history of the area together with a whimsical theme. Here he towers above the city transit train station at 38 feet as he walks along with his little bird on his arm with Dallas skyline in the background in the Deep Ellum area. The Deep Ellum area is a popular area with restaurants, bars, music, along with art galleries and other shops in the area. This is one of a series of three image of the traveling man in Dallas. There are two more traveling man series to be seen in the same area, the banjo playing traveling man and the birth of the traveling man.

Sunrise Under the Pier

Sunrise Under the Pier – We had started working our way down the Texas Coast beach in Port Aransas early morning before sunrise and just as the sun was slightly above the horizon we shot this one and loved the look of the underside of the Caldwell Pier. Today the sunrise under the pier was just peeking above the horizon reflecting off the clouds and surf below as it gently rolled in carry some sea weed with the morning light for a nice coastal scene. The sun light was also reflecting off the water and wet sand which reflected the sunrise colors back under the pier to make for a pretty texas coastal landscape scene. The texas coast is located in the gulf of mexico and Port A has about 18 miles of beach with plenty to do from sport fishing, parasailing, swimming, surfing, birding, and many other event on the island to keep you from getting board. Just to get to the island can require a ferry ride to get to the island or you can come around the long way as we call it through Corpus Christi maybe a thirty drive down the shoreline of mustang island.

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Sunrise Under The Pier – We had started working our way down the beach in Port Aransas this early morning before sunrise and just as the sun was slightly above the horizon we shot this one and loved the look of the underside of the Texas Caldwell Pier. Ths  sunrise under the pier was just peeking over the horizon with morning light reflecting off the surf and sand as it gently rolled in carry some sea weed onto the sandy beach to make for a pretty coastal landscape scene from under the pier. This Texas pier at sunrise is what I think of when I think about the beach here in Port A. D82-0840 .

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Dallas McDermott Bridge Reflection Pano 007 – The new Margaret McDermott Bridge in downtown Dallas with skyline at twilight. We captured this after a rain storm so there was water in the Trinity for a nice reflection of the city and bridge. This is a steel bridge suspended with two arches over the Trinity River previously IH30 and is part of the Trinity project. This bridge is also designed to accomodate a pedestrian and bike path to join the area other hike and bike trails. This city skyline has all the usual iconic dallas buildings most promenant like the Reunion Tower, Bank of America, to the alway colorful Omni Hotel in view plus many other high rise buildings in the city downtown area. Dallas is located in north Texas and is a modern city with many varieties of commercial business along with being cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. The city has a large Arts District, with the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and many other art, music and culture entertainment areas. We stumble upon the Deep Ellum area on a Saturday night and I can say this place was a happening place with restaurants and music venues all through out this area. This is a vibrant city that offers a lot to tourist and local who visit the downtown. was a twilight view from here but not an easy shot I had to climb up the side of levy then down again on the other side and then wade into the water to capture this image of the Dallas skyline with the McDermont bridge to create this nice reflection.

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Dallas McDermott Bridge Reflection Pano 007 – The new Margaret McDermott Bridge in downtown Dallas with skyline at twilight. We captured this after a rain storm so there was water in the Trinity for a nice reflection of the city and bridge. This is a steel bridge suspended with two arches over the Trinity River previously IH30 and is part of the Trinity project partially designed by Santiago Calatrava. This bridge is also designed to accomodate a pedestrian and bike path to join the the area other hike and bike trails. It was a twilight view from here but not an easy shot I had to climb up the side of levy then down again on the other side and then wade into the water to capture this image of the Dallas skyline with the McDermont bridge to create this nice reflection, I think it was worth it.

Dallas Skyline Pano Night 0056

Dallas Skyline Pano Night 0056 – This is an panorama of the Dallas Skylines after dark with only the light from the high rise skyscrapers in view in the downtown area. This city skyline has all the usual iconic dallas buildings like the highly reflective Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Reunion Tower, Heritage Plaza, Fountain Place, Bank of America, to the alway colorful Omni Hotel in view plus many other high rise buildings in the city downtown. Dallas is located in north Texas and is a modern city with many varieties of commercial business along with being cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. The city has a large Arts District, with the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art along with the Nasher Sculpture Center and many other art, music and culture entertainment areas. We stumble upon the Deep Ellum area on a Saturday night and I can say this place was a happening place with restaurants and music venues all through out this area. This is a vibrant city that offers a lot to tourist and loca who visit the downtown.

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Dallas Skyline Pano Night 0056 – This is an panorama of the Dallas Skyline after dark with only the light from the high rise skyscrapers in view in the downtown area. This cityscape has all the usual iconic dallas buildings like the highly reflective Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Reunion Tower, Heritage Plaza, Fountain Place, Bank of America, to the alway colorful Omni Hotel in red phase, plus many other high rise buildings. Texas has some of the best skyline images since we have some of the tallest buildings in the southern US.

Bluebonnet Sunset Through the Fence

Bluebonnet Sunset Through the Fence – A cedar wood fence with bluebonnets, and an oak tree at sunset make a nice texas Hill country landscape. The bluebonnet were growing in front of this wonderful old oak tree as the sunsets cast its ray through the cedar fence giving a hint of light over the wildflowers. This is what it looks like in the Texas hill country in springtime or we call it bluebonnet season. Spring is here and the bluebonnet is the first sign that it is here. We have traveled thousand of mile over the backroads of the hill country always searching for good locations and today we found another good spot for the perfect texas bluebonnet landscape. In Texas the lupine or bluebonnet along with other wildflowers start coming out in the southern part of the state around Feb and slowly move north through May. Then we have the summer Texas wildflowers that start popping up but most consider the bluebonnet as the main attraction if we can find other wildflowers that even better, but we gotta see the blue bonnets or we feel empty without it. In any case this was a great catch for a traditional texas bluebonnet landscape, its been a pretty good year so far but it fading fast in the hill country all good things must come to and end. Well at least till next year!

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Bluebonnet Sunset at the Fence – A cedar wood fence with bluebonnets, and an oak tree at sunset make a nice texas Hill country landscape. The bluebonnet were growing in front of this wonderful old oak tree as the sunsets cast its ray through the fence giving a hint of light over the wildflowers. Spring is here and the bluebonnet is the first sign that it is here. We have traveled the backroads of the hill country always searching for good locations and today we found another good spot for the perfect texas bluebonnet landscape. In Texas the bluebonnet along with other wildflowers start coming out in the southern part of the state around Feb and slowly move north through May. Then we have the summer wildflower that start popping up but most consider the bluebonnet as the main attraction if we can find other flowers that even better but we gotta see the blue bonnets or we feel empty without it. In any case this was a great catch for a traditional texas bluebonnet landscape, It been a pretty good year but it fading fast in the hill country all good things must come to and end. Well at least till next year!