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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Hamilton Pool

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Hamilton Pool

Yes – it really is that idyllic and beautiful. Hamilton Pool lies about 20 miles west of Austin and is an enormously popular swimming hole on summer weekends. It was formed when part of the roof of a cave holding an underground rover caved in leaving a round lake half covered by an enormous rock overhang. If you find yourself in central Texas with nothing to do for a day, you could do a lot worse than take a visit to one of the area’s most spectacular natural sites. Prints of this image are available with widths between 36″ and 60″. Available Sizes 60" x 40"...

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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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Texas State Capitol

Posted on Jan 1, 2012

Texas State Capitol

Most visitors to the Texas State Capitol in Austin congregate on the south side of the building since it’s closer to downtown and is also the side that receives the most sun during the later part of the day. The north side, however, offers a great view of the building especially early in the morning during the summer. Using an ultra-wide-angle lens, you can capture the whole of the main building and also the underground rotunda of the new extension as seen here in the foreground. Prints of this image are available with heights between 30″ and 60″. Available Sizes 40" x...

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