Texas Hill Country River Sunset Pano – The sun was just setting and back lit these clouds which were reflected nicely into the water along the river. The Texas river is a tributary of the Colorado river and flows approximately 106 miles into Central Texas region. The river flow through the hill country from springs near Kimble County east through Fredericksburg through Blanco County through Stonewall, Johnson City, and continues it flow into Lake Travis on the west side of Travis County in Central Texas. We capture this right at sunset and got some nice colors in the sky which was reflected in the waters. There are some moments when the beauty of the hill country really shine through and that is as the sun sets in the west or as the sunrises in the east. If you have a body or water, rivers or some hills it can be a magical landscape image. Texas scenery has lots of variety it can go from the desert landscape to the swamps of east Texas, or mountains of big bend to the farmland in the heart of the state. No matter where you go the scenery will change to something new and exciting.
The bluebonnets and wildflowers season this year was not the stellar years of the past in the Texas hill country but it did have it moments where there were some beautiful flowers to be found! Below are some of our favorites wildflowers for this year we found in our drive through out the texas hill country in 2021!
Colorful Dawn at Fulton Harbor – A colorful magic hour right at dawn before sunrise at the Fulton Harbor marina along the Texas coast. The boats are all lined up and ready to go for a day of fishing, boating or bird watching. Fulton is a coastal community located about three miles north of Rockport Tx. This coastal scenery is just one of the many images we capture along the Texas coast. There are some great little restaurants that offer fresh seafood and many shopping places to pick up the perfect gift for someone special. We come for all the above along with the seascapes like this mornings capture. This Texas coastal waterscape is just one of many we have capture over our many trips to the area. This gulf of mexico runs along the texas coast all the way down to Mexico and a great place to come for a vacation. Hurricane Harvey almost destroy this place several years ago and they are finally back again it our first visit since that happened and thing look pretty good again.
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.
Austin Skyline Dawn Pano -Lady Bird Lake Austin Texas – We captured this Austin Skyline before sunrise which is the best time to get some color in the sky right at dawn. Butler Shores was the only place where you can park now as many parking lots are closed in downtown due to the covid19. We wanted to capture the latest Austin skyline before downtown Austin has another transformation as we have two more high rises that they have started on in the last year that will change the skyline again very soon. The two new skyscrapers will be two hundred feet taller than the Independent or Jengal building seen in this image. The Independent now has the top crown lit which many had been waiting to see. In the last couple of years the skyline has added at least a dozen new skyscrapers along the shoreline, many which have blocked some of the old high rise buildings like the austin 360 and the Frost Bank Tower. The frost can still be seen from this angle but in many cases it is not visible any longer. This area is popular because of the many parks and hike and bike trails that are so easily usable in downtown. The city of Austin had a thriving convention business till the covid19 virus that brought many to the area which I am sure will come back soon. Austin has a population of a million people and it sometimes seem they are all downtown with all the condos they have built. Austin Texas has alway had a reputaton of a city with a vibe with it music industry like the SBSW and the ACL festives along with so many small events it too hard to name them all. We have taken many of the Texas skylines and non have had the transformation that Austin Tx has, especially along Lady Bird Lake or town lake as many old timers call it which is part of the highland lakes colorado river chain. Austin is also the home to theTexas Capitol which is one of the largest employer in downtown Austin, along with the many high tech company like Amazon, IBM, Adobe, Google to name a few. Today Austin’s population has reach one million and is one of the fastest growing city in the south.
We captured this panorama image of Austin Skyline sunrise before the sun acually broke the horizon on this morning. The sky painted the sky with some pinks, yellow, purple and blues which was a lovely backdrop on this day. We have been trying to capture this shot for some time but there was so much going on with the protest and constant building that we waited for break. We will need to come back in a few years as their are plans for two more buildings that will be two hundred feet taller than the tallest building the Independent in Austin now. Austin skyline has been constantly changing so we have tried to catch it as the latest batch of building have been finished. This images captures the congress bridge that leads your eye to the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. The Texas Capitol is a landmark and favorite tourist location to visit when people come to town. In this aerial image you can see the tallest building the Independent along with the second tallest building the Austonian and the Frost and many others along the water front. Lately the Lady Bird Lake has been getting more and more crowed as they are constanly building new high rises along the colorado river water front. In any case it is a constantly evolving City of Austin skyline.
Fort Worth Skyline Black & White – We captured this aerial black and white panorama image at night of the Fort Worth skyline with the Seventh Street bridge as it crosses the Trinity River in downtown. This is just one of many Texas skylines with this bridges which we have and it was well lit so it was a great capture on this evening in monochromatic black and white. Fort Worth is the fifth largest city in Texas. We have many Fort Worth skyline B W and many color images of this urban area in downtown so be sure and check them out. The city of 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. This is commonly known as DFW as it is part of the metropolis between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Fort Worth skyline is now growing into the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area or the DFW Metro. Texas has it share of skyline and this is another black and white beauty. The city of Fort Worth was been know in the past for it connections to the cattle drives, which is why it is refereed to sometimes as cowtown because of the past chisum trail cattle drives also Fort Worth zoo is another tourist destination. Downtown Fort Worth is now competing with it other cites in the metroplex as a more urban city. If you have a longing for the past and want to see the old Fort Worth stockyard it still has a two cattle drive of Texas longhorns down the street everyday like was done in years past.
Twilight Over Austin Skyline Pano – Another colorful capture of the latest Austin Skyline just as twilight is approaching with just a hint of the bluehour or twilight colors right after sunset and stormy skies in the distant with these nice reflections of the skyline in the water. This is the latest skyline from the boardwalk with the building and these great reflections in the Lady Bird Lake and still with a hint of the earlier bluehour colors still in the sky and water. You can see a stormy skies in the distance with lighting on this evening in downtown Austin. This is the latest Austin Skyline for 2019 of all the new buildings along the shoreline like the new Independent, google, austonian, Marriott, Frost and many more from the boardwalk view. The boardwalk is a popular place which many locals use as it is part of the Roy Butler Hike and bike trail along town lake. This area is great for walking, running or biking along the lake in downtown. It is also one of the many locations to capture the Austin skyline from along the trails in downtown. For more images like this check out our web site at beecreekphoto.com thanks for looking.