Posts Tagged "architecture"

Texas State History Museum, Austin

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Texas State History Museum, Austin

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum can be found about four blocks north of the State Capitol and has become another must-see location in any visit to Austin. The twenty foot high bronze star in front of the building is almost as much of a landmark these days as the capitol dome. I’ve taken many pictures of this building and the star since it opened and, if you are flying through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, you may see another of these taken on the same day as this one hanging above the western security line. That assumes, of course, that no-one has bought the space...

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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Fort Davis National Historic Site

West Texas is a magical area, especially around Fort Davis which is blissfully several degrees cooler than most of the state in the summer thanks to its elevation. The town grew up around this historic fort on the road between San Antonio and El Paso. Today it’s a National Historic Site with renovation still ongoing. Prints of this image are available with widths between 30″ and 60″. Available Sizes 60″ x 36″ $910.00 USD45″ x 27″ $685.00 USD35″ x 21″ $430.00 USD30″ x 18″ $365.00...

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Texas State Capitol, Austin

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Texas State Capitol, Austin

This landscape format shot of the Texas State Capitol in Austin was taken at the same time as the portrait version you can find here. If you are up early during the summer, head to the north side of the State Capitol building and you can catch a great image of the building with the underground rotunda in the foreground. Prints of this image are available with widths between 36″ and 60″. Available Sizes 60″ x 40″ $960.00 USD48″ x 32″ $765.00 USD36″ x 24″ $465.00...

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Texas State Capitol Rotunda

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Texas State Capitol Rotunda

The Texas State Capitol is undoubtedly one of the most photographer-friendly public buildings I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit (and I’ve visited it a great deal over the last couple of decades). Not only is access easy despite new security checkpoints, it’s also open late every night. If you are in Austin, make sure to visit the building and take one of the free guided tours. Despite the apparent simplicity of this shot, getting a decent image of the interior of the dome is surprisingly tricky due to the enormous difference in light levels from the sunlit area near the...

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Chevron Building, Houston

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Chevron Building, Houston

The collection of buildings at the corner of Smith & Bell in downtown Houston, Texas has been a favourite of mine for several years. This place epitomises the large American city skyline as far as I am concerned – tall skyscrapers covered in reflective glass panels. This junction also hosts a large, circular skywalk joining all four corners and offering a great frame when shooting upwards with a very wide-angle lens. For those interested in history, although this building is currently occupied by the Chevron oil company, it was originally built as the headquarters for Enron....

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