The Austin Zilker park Christmas Tree with the Trail of Lights and the Austin skyline in the background, what a site. You can view the Austin Skyline with the Christmas Tree and Trail of Lights festival event in downtown Austin which opens December 9th through December 23rd. The event started in 1965 and was orginally called the Yule Fest which was a lighting of a yule log to which evloved into todays festive Trail of Lights with over 2 million lights and 40 displays for your family memories. The Zilker Christmas tree is acutally one of the moonlight towers with christmas light at a height of over 155 feet tall. This is a pano helps to capture the largest part of this incredible view of downtown with the many high rise buildings along with the Christmas tree and Trail of lights in this scene. If you want to find out more you can go to https://austintrailoflights.org
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.
Colorful San Antonio Riverwalk – San Antonio riverwalk is a great place to visit when you come to the city. This image capture the colorful umbrellas along the river walk. The San Antonio riverwalk is with a mile of river with shops and cafes and hotels all along the river banks in downtown area of the city. Near this area is the Towers of America which was part of the Hemisfair park which stands at 750 feet with a revolving viewing area. San Antonio is located in central Texas and has a rich history from the battle for Texas Independence with Mexico at the Alamo. Other historical landmark in the city include the San Antonio 18th century Spanish Missions which have been preserved as museums as part of the citys history. In any case coming to the riverwalk is one of the top places to visit while there. San Antonio has a strong mexican heritage which can be seen through out the city with it architecture and restaurants, market, colorful places along the riverwalk and many other examples of it mexican heritage. The city offers you many activities and the riverwalk is a must see if you want to get a feel of what San Antonio is all about. The river walk is one of the most popular places to visit for tourist and locals alike there is many different flavors of cusines to pick from, hotels, shopping, and music venues along with the city water taxis to take you anywhere along the river you need to go.
Heavenly Bluebonnet Sunset – We pulled this Texas bluebonnet image from the archive where we captured an amazing sunset that day we only have our memories of this place as it gone for good now. This field was full of bluebonnets as far as you could see is gone for ever, it is now the new site of the PEC corporate office just north of Marble Falls that is next to the famous bluebonnet farm house that every one has images of. However a photo of bluebonnets is always a bluebonnets image which is always a good day. In Texas we love our bluebonnets here.