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.
Here are some of our top images of Houston Skyline and the Cities most popular sites. Houston is one of the largest city in the Southern US it has a population of over 2 million people and is very diverse. The city is home to Houston ship channel, the art district, opera, sports teams, the medical center along with several universities, Aquarian, museums, and many parks, along with a large convention center the “George Brown Convention” in the heart of downtown with the Discovery Green Park across the street. You will also find some of the tallest skyscrapers in the southern United States located here, which make for some nice skyline images. We have many more images of the Houston area so check out our website for more images like these.
1. Fred Hartman Bridge – These two images of the Fred Hartman Bridge below are a sunset and night capture of this cable stay bridge that spans the Houston Ship Channel. The bridge is 2.6 miles long and is the main route to Baytown and La Porte. We like the first image as we captured this wonderful sunset colors over the ship channel and we also like the second version as night has set in over the ship channel with the lights on the bridge giving that moody capture.
Fred Hartman Bridge Night – The Fred Hartan bridge after dark with the lights on giving it a golden glow against the night sky. The bridge span 2.8 miles across the ship channel from La Porte to Baytown Texas. The bridge was built to replace the tunnel that went underneath the water so they could dig it out for bigger ships to pass. You can cleary make out the refinery underneath the bridge even the fracking flare.
2. Eleanor Tinsley Park Day –These images are from Eleanor Tinsley Park which is along side of the Buffalo Bayou north west of the downtown area of the city. It is a favorite place to capture a Houston skyline or other cityscape images of the high rise buildings in the downtown area and this is just a couple of those images we took of the park from the ground and air using our aerial drone to capture a little different perspective. This park includes a hike and bike trail along the buffalo bayou, volley ball, and other activies along with other events sponsord by the city. dsc06029
3. Eleanor Tinsley Park Night –Here are a couple of image taken of the Houston skyline downtown after dark from the Eleanor Tinsley Park. You really get the feel for how impressive this city skyline really is from here at night with the lights in buildings on it gives this sense of how close they are.
4. Discovery Green Park- The discovery Green Park is located right across the street from the George Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston with all the city skycrapers as a backdrop to this great park. The park has a lake, restaurants, walking trails, and many activities like music, yoga, kayaking, and even ices skating in the winter.
5. Houston Rosemont Pedestrian Bridge View – We captured this image right at sunrise from the Rosemont pedestrian Bridge from this location you can see the Houston skyline. We loved the way the Houston skyscrapers were reflected back in the water of the Buffalo Bayou on this morning. The second image was used in a special edition of Texas Monthly. It was used in the face mask of the astronaut in their 2017 Superbowl edition. dsc-8581
Sunrise Over the Bayou – Another capture of the Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston as the sunrise was just begining to come up with the skyline of the city in view. You can see the reflections in the waters of the Bayou as the pink sky reflect back into the water.