Hill Country Rest Stop at Sunset

 

 

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Hill Country Rest Stop at Sunset – We captured this hill country rest stop right at sunset. This rest stop in the Texas hill country was a suprise as it was a new one along our travels in the hills. It had this lovely tree with some nice looking yuccas and picnic table all to make your rest pleasant. We love that we captured the sunset through the nice live oak tree. Live oaks do not drop their leaves in the winter and this highway rest stop in the hill country had a lot of great live oak trees. The hill country has some wonderful scenery if you know where to find it. We have travel this area for many years chasing wildflowers and fall colors but this time it was the sunset that got our attention.

UT Tower 2020 Graduation

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UT Tower 2020 Graduation Sunrise –  A capture of the UT Tower in Orange in downtown Austin right as the sky was lighting up before sunrise. You could see the bright orange tower from a long distance away this early morning. The tower was in full color of burnt orange this morning due to graduation for 2020. It not often you see the tower in full color in this image we choose to show this landmark building before sunrise as they turn the lights off at sun comes up. The UT Tower can be seen from many locations in downtown Austin. UT Austin is a flagship school know for it research in science and medicine along with advance educational opportunities. Austin UT campus covers over 40 acres and maintains a large student population. The UT Tower is located in the center of campus and is the tallest building at 307 feet so it can be seen from many locations.  This years graduation was different than most due to the covid pandemic so they kept the tower lite for two days.

Austin Pennybacker Bridge Sunset

Austin Pennybacker Bridge Sunset – Another aerial capture of the Austin 360 bridge as the bald cypress display their fall colors along the waters edge in a panorama at dusk.

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Austin Pennybacker Bridge Sunset – An aerial capture of the Austin Pennybacker bridge as the bald cypress display their fall colors along the waters edge in a panorama at dusk. The Austin Pennybacker bridge or Austin 360 bridge as many call it, as it crosses Lake Austin as it join the area to north and south together. This area is consider the beginning edge to the Texas Hill country. You can see the orange to red colors in the bald cypress along the lake as the still waters allow their reflections back into the water. Through out the hill side you see a pop of colors as the red oaks start to display their colors against a backdrop of the ash junipers which are green year round. You can see the Austin skyline in the distance view taken with the glow as the sunset begins to get lower in the sky. You can see the sun reflecting back from one of the buildings in downtown Austin as the sun set in the distance. Always a good day when you can capture an Austin 360 Bridge sunset with the city skyline.

Fall Colors at Austin Pennybacker Bridge

Fall Colors at Austin Pennybacker Bridge – Another aerial capture of the Austin 360 bridge as the bald cypress display their fall colors along the waters edge. In the distant view you can see downtown Austin.

 

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Fall Colors at Austin Pennybacker Bridge – Another aerial capture of the Austin 360 bridge as the bald cypress display their fall colors along the waters edge. The Austin Pennybacker bridge or Austin 360 bridge as many call it, as it crosses Lake Austin as it join the area to north and south together. This area is consider the beginning edge to the Texas Hill country. You can see the orange to red colors in the bald cypress along the lake as the still waters allow their reflections back into the water. Through out the hill side you a pop of colors as the red oaks start to display their colors against a backdrop of the ash junipers which are green year round. You can see the Austin skyline in the distance view.

UT Tower Magic Hour Panorama

UT Tower Magic Hour Panorama – We captured this U T Tower, Stadium and campus right at the magic hours as the sky lit up with colorful pinks, blues, and orange sky in a 3 to one panorama. Some refer to this as the blue hours which is after sunset and right before sunrise. The sky had this wonderful pinks, orange, yellow and blue glow which seem a perfect back drop to the tower and stadium in this three to one pano. The UT Tower can be seen from quite a distance in downtown Austin so it is a landmark for the school and the city of austin. We capture this before the tower light went out so it gave a nice contrast against the colorful sky. The UT tower and some of the other buildings like the student union and the Darrell K Royal stadium were in view.
The stadium is also called the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. UT Austin is a flagship school know for it research in science and medicine along with advance educational opportunities. Austin UT campus covers over 40 acres and maintains a large student population. The UT Tower is located in the center of campus and is the tallest building at 307 feet so it can be seen from many locations.

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UT Tower Magic Hour Panorama – We captured this U T Tower, Stadium and campus right at the magic hours as the sky lit up with colorful pinks, blues, and orange sky in a 3 to one panorama. some refer to this as the blue hours which is after sunset and right before sunrise, The sky had this wonderful pinks orange, yellow and blue glow which seem a perfect back drop to the tower and stadium in this three to one pano. The UT Tower can be seen from quite a distance in downtown Austin so it is a landmark for the school and the city of austin. We capture this before the tower light went out so it gave a nice contrast against the colorful sky. The UT tower and some of the other buildings like the student union and the Darrell K Royal stadium were in view.The stadium is also called the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. UT Austin is a flagship school know for it research in science and medicine along with advance educational opportunities. Austin UT campus covers over 40 acres and maintains a large student population. The UT Tower is located in the center of campus and is the tallest building at 307 feet so it can be seen from many locations.

UT Tower Sunrise

UT Tower Sunrise – We captured this U T Tower, Stadium and campus right at sunrise. The sky had this wonderful colorful orange glow which seem a perfect back drop to the tower and stadium. The school colors are orange and white and this mornng sky was perfect for a colorful back drop to the tower. The UT Tower can be seen from quite a distance in downtown Austin so it is a landmark for the school and the city. We capture this before the tower light went out just as the sun popped over this `3so it gave a nice contrast against the colorful sky. The UT tower and some of the other buildings like the student union and the Darrell K Royal stadium were also in view.
The stadium is also called the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. UT Austin is a flagship school know for it research in science and medicine along with advance educational opportunities. Austin UT campus covers over 40 acres and maintains a large student population. The UT Tower is located in the center of campus and is the tallest building at 307 feet so it can be seen from many locations.

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UT Tower Sunrise – We captured this U T Tower, Stadium and campus right at sunrise. The sky had this wonderful colorful orange glow which seem a perfect back drop to the tower and stadium. The school colors are orange and white and this mornng sky was perfect for a colorful back drop to the tower. The UT Tower can be seen from quite a distance in downtown Austin so it is a landmark for the school and the city. We capture this before the tower light went out just as the sun popped over this `3so it gave a nice contrast against the colorful sky. The UT tower and some of the other buildings like the student union and the Darrell K Royal stadium were also in view. The stadium is also called the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. UT Austin is a flagship school know for it research in science and medicine along with advance educational opportunities. Austin UT campus covers over 40 acres and maintains a large student population. The UT Tower is located in the center of campus and is the tallest building at 307 feet so it can be seen from many locations.

 

Sunset over South Padre Island

Sunset over South Padre from Laguna Madre.  South Padre Island is one of the few places along the gulf coast you can take a sunrise and a sunset photo. We had been out earlier trying to capture the wind surfers on the flats, but they lost wind. While we were trying to decide what next the sun started setting and it was a big orange glow.  The sky was incredible as the sun began to set and sky got more orange taking over the entire sky so of course we continued taking photos did it went dark.  It seldom you get these magical kind of moments over the Texas coast. The Texas coast has some beautiful coastal scenery no matter when you come. My favorite time to visit Padre island is in the winter but no matter when you come its a great place to kill some time. South Padre, Seascapes, landscape, Sunset, Laguna Madre, south padre island, beach image, beach images, beach picture, beach pictures, beach scene, beach scenes, beach sunset pictures, coastal, texas,Sunset Over Laguna Madre on South Padre Island : Prints Available /no_width_caption]

South Padre Island is one of the few places along the gulf coast you can take a sunrise and a sunset photo. We had been out earlier trying to capture the wind surfers on the flats, but they lost wind. While we were trying to decide what next the sun started setting and it was a big orange glow.  The sky was incredible as the sun began to set and sky got more orange taking over the entire sky so of course we continued taking photos did it went dark.  It seldom you get these magical kind of moments over the Texas coast.

 

Sunrise on Driftwood Beach

Sunrise on Driftwood Beach  – On Jekyll Island in Georgia you find these wonderful beaches with these driftwood and dead trees that somehow have managed to stay upright in the sands. What was neat was this beach looked like some foreign landscape.  With all the driftwood and the deadwood trees still upright in the sand it look unworldly.  I guess it was kind of like you were on a different planet.  Jekyll island is know for its driftwood beach with these fabulous dead trees as the tide rolls in they become part of the ocean landscape. We did long exposures on several shot so that the water would get this smooth texture. There isn’t a lot of surf here so that helps. Before sunrise we made our way to the beach but the water greeted us almost as soon as we step on the beach. Yes the tide had come in. We took photos in the water but our tripod kept sinking which made it difficult. We like the way this capture the gnarly twisted tree with the deadwood at it base and the surf swirling around the tree. The sky was just lighting up on Jekyll island at the driftwood beach sunrise began and the color was just starting to show in the morning sky with some yellow, oranges, blues and purples. Driftwood beach was why we came to this area we had seen some wonderful images and wanted to come and take some ourselves but four days is not enough. Jekyll island is part of the Golden Isles barrier islands on the Alantic Coast of Georgia. The barrier islands are Jekyll island, St. Simon island, Little St. Simon island, Sea Island, and Brunswic Georgia. This area is known for its driftwood beach and salt marshes.

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Sunrise on Driftwood Beach – On Jekyll Island in Georgia you find these wonderful beaches with these dead trees along with driftwood that somehow have managed to stay upright in the sands. What was neat was this beach looked like some foreign landscape with all the driftwood and the deadwood trees upright. it was kind of like you were on a different planet. Jekyll island has one section callled driftwood beach with these fabulous dead trees as the tide rolls in they are part of the ocean landscape. We did long exposures on several shot so that the water would get this smooth texture. There isn’t a lot of surf here so that helps. Before sunrise we made our way to the beach but the water greeted us almost as soon as we step on the beach. Yes the tide had come in. We took photos in the water but our tripod kept sinking which made it difficult sometimes. We like the way this capture the gnarly twisted tree with the deadwood at it base and the surf swirling around the tree. The sky was just lightingin up on Jekyll island at the driftwood beach when we got there and the color was just starting to show for the morning sunrise. Driftwood beach was why we came here we had seen some wonderful images and wanted to come and take some ourselves but four days is not enough. Jekyll island is part of the Golden Isles barrier islands on the Alantic Coast of Georgia. The barrier islands are Jekyll island, St. Simon island, Little St. Simon island, Sea Island, and Brunswic Georgia. This area is known for its driftwood beach and salt marshes.

Bluebonnet Images – Bluebonnets Sunset at Lake

Bluebonnet Images – Bluebonnets Sunset at Lake – A thick field of Texas bluebonnets taken at sunset near a lake as the cloud backlight with these pink colors across the sky . The sky reflected the colors into the water below as the sunset in the west. These bluebonnet wildflowers were wonderful this year they created a blanket of blue flowers over this field for a beautiful Texas landscape. This was one of the best years for bluebonnets everywhere in texas. The bluebonnet fields seem to be carpeted in lupines or blue bonnets that were so thick never have I seen them this good. Every year its a new wait and see what the texas wildflowers will be.

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Bluebonnet Images – Bluebonnets Sunset at Lake- A field of Texas bluebonnets taken at sunset as the cloud backlight with these pink colors across the sky. The sky reflected the colors into the water below as the sun set in the west. These bluebonnet wildflowers were wonderful this year they created a blanket of blue flowers over this field for a beautiful Texas landscape.

Pennybacker Bridge at Sunrise

Pennybacker Bridge at Sunrise – Pennybacker Bridge at Sunrise just before the sun came up. Many people also refer to this as the Austin360 Bridge. In this image you can see the crescent moon and Venus in the sky along with the pre-dawn glow and the light trails of the cars as they drive across the bridge. You can also see the downtown skyline in the distant view. The bridge was name after Percy V. Pennybacker jr. in Austin, Texas, The bridge is an iron arched bridge that was meant to blend into the hill side at loop 360 or Capital of Texas Highway. as many refer to it. The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road. The bridge is heavily used and has more than double the number of cars since early 2001. The Austin 360 bridge is a landmark and many tourist, locals visit this site to climb the cliffs and try and capture a photo from here. It is one of the top places to visit when you come to Austin. This is also the beginning of the Texas Hill Country.

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Pennybacker Bridge at Sunrise – Pennybacker Bridge at the first Sunrise of the year just before the sun came up. Many people also refer to this as the Austin 360 Bridge. In this image you can see the crescent moon and Venus in the sky along with the pre-dawn glow and the light trails of the cars as they drive across the bridge. You can also see the downtown skyline in the distant view. It been a few years since we captured images from here it has become such a popular spot that it hard to get a photo with out a lot of people in the scene, so we tried to come at a less popular time well there really isn’t a good time.  

The bridge was name after Percy V. Pennybacker jr. in Austin, Texas, The bridge is an iron ached bridge that was meant to blend into the hill side at loop 360 or Capital of Texas Highway as many refer to it and sits 100 feet over the lake Austin. The Capital of Texas Highway is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road. The bridge is heavily used and has more than double the number of cars since early 2001. The Austin 360 bridge is a landmark and many tourist, locals visit this site to climb the cliffs and try and capture a photo from here. It is one of the top places to visit when you come to Austin. This is also the beginning of the Texas Hill Country.