Photo Blog: Most Recent Austin Skylines

03-21-2022

These are just a few of our most recent image of the Austin Skylines along Ladybird Lake in downtown.

Austin Aerial Skyline at Twilight - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin...
Austin Aerial Skyline at Twilight

Austin Aerial Skyline at Twilight - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin from IH 35. We take our aerial photos with a full frame camera so we can get the best resolution. We live west of the Austin and when we come downtown we usually try and come on off time however that is getting harder and harder to find. Yet the Austin skyline is constantly changing so we try and come down and take some shot in between new skyscrapers. Even though this is winter time here it likely that we will see some new skeliton buildings show up any day now, so we decided to go ahead and capture a shot now and hopefully another one this spring. It is delicate balance catching images with out the half finished skyscrapers that we have seen for the last several years. The lastest high rise building is the google building which kind of looks like a sail boat at the other end of the lake, but there are several on the way which will be taller than any other high rise buildings in the city, but we believe they have not broken ground yet. The shoreline along lady bird lake or town lake as many still call it, is getting more and more crowed. So today this is latest view of this urban landscape along the river from the east side of town which still had some color from the earlier sunset left in the sky right at twilight! So we think it was worth the trip downtown to capture this image at this time of day. 6835 Thanks for looking.

Austin Skyline Golden Glow BW - We capture this image right at sunset when the city was picking up these golden light which were...
Austin Skyline Golden Glow BW

Austin Skyline Golden Glow BW - We capture this image right at sunset when the city was picking up these golden light which were reflecting off the buildings in a black and white. Austin just recently completed a series of high rise skyscrapers so we were trying to beat the next round that will be coming up in the view in the next year or so. Downtown Austin skyline has been changing on a regular basis as the building along lady bird lake shoreline has been constantly in flux for the past ten years or so. We like the nice golden glow that was cast on the buildings along town lake shoreline another great day in the city. Austin is a vibrant city with several universities and a booming tech business so it has attracted the attention of many who have recently moved creating a need for more codos, apartments and many want to live right downtown. Also other feature of the city is the live music available and lot of wonderful places to eat or have a drink. You have Dirty Sixth which it is now called and then there is west sixth and there is SOCO short for south congress where you can find places to shop, eat, and music. Also Austin is home to SXSW which goes on for several weeks with films festivals, conferences, and music festivals. Also there are many other things like the ACL festival ever fall which brings in big name entertainers to the city. Also Austin has many parks with the biggest being Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool right in the downtown area along with the hike and bike trails around town lake which are quite popular year round for walking, running or biking.

Austin Aerial Skyline Pano - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin and IH...
Austin Aerial Skyline Pano

Austin Aerial Skyline Pano - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin and IH 35 at 6:45 at night. Yes folks thats the traffic which is all so familiar with people who live here and those that make the mistake of coming through at this time of day. We live west of the Austin and when we come downtown we usually try and come on off time however that is getting harder and harder to find. Yet Austin skyline is costantly changing so we try and come down and take some shot in between new skyscrapers. The lastest high rise building is the google building which kind of looks like a sail boat but there are several on the way which will be taller than any other high rise buildings in the city but they have not broken ground yet. The shoreline along lady bird lake or town lake as many still call it, is getting more and more crowed. So today this is latest view along the river from this side of town which still had some color from the earlier sunset left in the sky right at twilight so it was worth the trip to capture this image. at this time of day.6837 Thanks for looking.

Austin Aerial Skyline Pano BW  - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin in...
Austin Aerial Skyline Pano BW

Austin Aerial Skyline Pano BW - A little different view of the Austin Skyline with our aerial drone over downtown Austin in black and white. Yes folks thats the traffic which is all so familiar with people who live here and those that make the mistake of coming through at this time of day. We live west of the Austin and when we come downtown we usually try and come on off time however that is getting harder and harder to find. Yet Austin skyline is costantly changing so we try and come down and take some shot in between new skyscrapers. The lastest high rise building is the google building which kind of looks like a sail boat but there are several on the way which will be taller than any other high rise buildings in the city but they have not broken ground yet. The shoreline along lady bird lake or town lake as many still call it, is getting more and more crowed. So today this is latest view along the river from this side of town which still had some color from the earlier sunset left in the sky right at twilight so it was worth the trip to capture this image. 6710

Aerial Austin Skyline Violet Crown - We came down to capture the latest image of Austin with the recently added Google building...
Aerial Austin Skyline Violet Crown

Aerial Austin Skyline Violet Crown - We came down to capture the latest image of Austin with the recently added Google building along the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake with some autumn colors in the trees. We got that and more with these wonderful colors in the sky. Austin has been call the violet crown city in the past which is this wonderful shades of violet, purple, pinks, and blues that we capture this evening, We think of this time as the magic hour with all the violet and purples and pinks in the sky. Downtown Austin has been a city of cranes for several years so we needed to catch it in between, before the next round of high rise building start showing up. Also the fall colors were still present with the bald cypress trees along the water along with the red oaks showing there autumn colors. We wanted to show all of Austin tallest buildings the Independent, the Austonian with the newest addition of the Google as they are today. Also the image captures the Lamar Bridge, the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge, the alway colorful graffitt railroad bridge, with the rest of the bridges downstream. Austin has a wonderful hike and bike trail that runs around town lake in the downtown area where you can see the skyline from many points because of this you find people on bikes, running, walking along the trail and during the warmer weather you find kayaks, canoe, and sup all along the lake.

Aerial Austin Skyline Sunset BW - We came down to capture the latest image of Austin with the recently added Google building...
Aerial Austin Skyline Sunset BW

Aerial Austin Skyline Sunset BW - We came down to capture the latest image of Austin with the recently added Google building along the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake in black and white. We got that and more in this urban landscape. Downtown Austin has been a city of cranes for several years now so we needed to catch it in between, before the next round of high rise building start showing up. We wanted to show all of Austin tallest buildings the Independent, the Austonian with the newest addition of the Google which kind of looks like a sail as they are today. Also the image captures the Lamar Bridge, the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge, the alway graffitt railroad bridge, with the rest of the bridges downstream. Austin has a wonderful hike and bike trail that runs around town lake in the downtown area where you can see the skyline from many points because of this you find people on bikes, running, walking along the trail and during the warmer weather you find kayaks, canoe, and sup all along the lake. Also available in color.

Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical 0122 - Stevie Ray Vaughan along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin from the Butler hike...
Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical 0122

Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical 0122 - Stevie Ray Vaughan along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin from the Butler hike and bike trail as he stands with the newest high rise behind him the new Google building and the Independent. The Google was recently added to the Austin skyline which has a unique look kind of like a sail and for now the independent is still the tallest skyscraper in Austin. There is second google building slightly to the right of it I am not sure if they will move in when the inside id finished. There are so many new high rise buildings it too many to name these days and two skyscrapers that will be the tallest are on their way too that we know about. Stevie had a special place in Austin he played his style of blues and rock and roll in many of the clubs here in the 70 and 80s until his death on August 1990 in a helicopter crash. Probably helped Austin create their history of music capitol of the world slogan. Austin Texas has been know for it music scene for many decades. Stevie played at many locations through out the city including Rome Inn, Armadillo, Continental Club and many more.

Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical BW 0122 - Stevie Ray Vaughan along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin Tx from the Butler...
Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical BW 0122

Austin Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Vertical BW 0122 - Stevie Ray Vaughan along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin Tx from the Butler hike and bike trail as he stands with the newest high rise behind him the new Google building and the Independent in black and white. The Google was recently added to the Austin skyline and for now the independent is still the tallest skyscraper in Austin. There are so many new high rise buildings it too many to name these days and two more are on their way. Stevie had a special place in Austin he played his style of blues and rock and roll in many of the clubs here in the 70 and 80s until his death on August 1990 in a helicopter crash. Probably help Austin create their history of music captial of the world slogan.

Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise 2 - A tighter view looking up Congress toward the Texas Capitol with the downtown Austin...
Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise 2

Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise 2 - A tighter view looking up Congress toward the Texas Capitol with the downtown Austin skyline at sunrise. This was taken from an area referred to as SOCO which stand for South Congress. The soco area is a hip and trendy spot full of restaurants, shops, and night life which just happens to be in view of the Austin downtown along with the Texas capitol. This was taken in the early hours as I waited for the sun to come up rather the pre-dawn as it is still pretty dark but the capitol is nicely lit. There are very few times you can stand in the middle of the road in this area without being hit by a car so we haven't been back here in years. Matter of fact the last time we came here we saw one bicyclist and one scoter driver in two separate incident were hit by cars almost in this same spot of course they were not in the middle of the road like I was but it was worth it. Even in this early morning hour there was plenty of activity going on. Austin Texas is a vibrant active city it is hard to find times where you can photograph some scenes because this city doesn't seem to stop. In this view you can see the capitol, the Frost Tower, the Austonian the second tallest building along with many others. The dividing line for south congress to north congress is Lady Bird Lake Congress bridge. Update 9-28-21 D85_1174

Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise BW - A view looking up Congress toward the Texas Capitol with the downtown Austin skyline...
Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise BW

Austin Skyline and Texas Capitol Sunrise BW - A view looking up Congress toward the Texas Capitol with the downtown Austin skyline at sunrise in black and white. This was taken from an area refered to as SOCO which stand for South Congress. The soco area is a hip and trendy spot full of restaurants, shops, and night life which just happens to be in view of the Austin downtown along with the Texas capitol. This was taken in the early hours as I waited for the sun to come up rather the pre-dawn as it is still pretty dark but the capitol is nicely lit. There are very few times you can stand in the middle of the road in this area without being hit by a car so we haven't been back here in years. Matter of fact the day before we took this while taking other pictures in downtown Austin we saw one bicylist and one scoter driver in two separate incident were hit by cars almost in this same spot of course they were not in the middle of the road like I was but it was worth it. Even in this early morning hour there was plenty of activity going on. Austin Texas is a vibrant active city it is hard to find times where you can photograph some scenes because this city doesn't seem to stop. In this view you can see the capitol, the Frost Tower, the Austonian the second tallest building along with many others. The dividing line for south congress to north congress is Lady Bird Lake Congress bridge. Update 9-28-21 D85_1174