I have been looking for new vantage points to photograph the Austin skyline for some time. I decided to try this one after one of my friends inquired about it. It is taken from a parking garage near Zilker Park. Access was not so easy. I encountered a nice security guard who inquired about my presence there. Fortunately, I knew a few friends in the complex so I was able to talk my way through the situation and I was allowed to stay.
Photographers return to the same location often. Conditions change and a photograph that looked mediocre one day can look amazing the next. I’ve been posting many photos of the Austin skyline lastly. I have been taking advantage of the varying cloud formations to photograph the skyline. I’m still in search for the best ever shot. Ansel Adams repeatedly visited Yosemite National Park with the same intent. These visits provided him with the intimate understanding necessary to pre-visualize many of his iconic images of the park. As photographers, it is important to identify an ideal location and repeatedly return there until we capture the image we visualized. For this one, I visualize a nice sunrise on the left side of the skyline with great cloud structures behind, or, a sunset with a nice thunderstorm building behind the skyline. I’ll keep returning.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens set on 70 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/10th of a second and the ISO set at 100. This is a single image processed in Lightroom. I used Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro to finalize the image.
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