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    Early Morning Austin…

    *Re-posted from Original Blog* I had a chance to relax and get out early and went to downtown Austin – the corner of Riverside and 1st to be exact. Where you would think folks would be sleeping. Not in Austin! Folks are out running and biking and excercising their dogs – it’s amazing. The photo ops are unbelievable in this beautiful city that I call home. The photo’s I really want to share are of a Heron that spied a good fishing spot in the river. He…

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    Austin Vibe…

    I love Austin, Texas. I wish there was a better, more articulate way of saying it, but that’s the truth. I love to just BE in Austin. I think it has a ‘vibe’ all of its own. I love to go down around 1st Street or Congress Avenue and just people watch. Well, and dog watch as well I suppose. People come out to exercise or play with their pets and just relax and enjoy the day or unwind after work. I can’t explain it really it’s…

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    Austin, Texas…

    I really love Austin, Texas, especially downtown. It’s picturesque and the people are amazing! I have to say that the city has its own ‘vibe’. They’ve just completed the Austonian in downtown which is now the tallest building in Austin. I wonder if they let folks up on the top to take pictures or if you have to live there? My favorite building is usually the Frost Bank Tower. I guess because it’s shiney – reflects the light well. Looks like an ‘owl’ sometimes. I haven’t placed…

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn…

    It’s been over 20 years? August 27, 1990 Guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn passed away in a helicopter crash. He was only 35. His legend lives on in downtown Austin, Texas with a statue in his honor located at Auditorium Shores. When in Austin take a stroll around Auditorium Shores. It’s a beautiful park with lots to see near beautiful downtown Austin.  Stevie Ray Vaughn keeps a watchful eye over downtown Austin. Peace, Love, and Rhythm and Blues,

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    Night Photography (Austin)…

    I’m just now learning how to expose photographs for night lights. The intrenet is a wonderful resource for looking up settings to start with. So, I took my camera down to Town Lake in downtown Austin Texas and played with the settings that I had found on the internet. The settings I ended up using: ISO 100, f.8, and exposed for approximately 10 seconds (on a tripod of course). You can generally get good results with these settings if you’re shooting for the lights. Nice to sit…

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    Austin Texas Skyline…

    Austin is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever taken pictures in. The people, the music, the culture. I love everything about Austin. I just thought I’d share a couple photographs with you. The sun was bouncing off the skyline like a blow torch and lighting the water. It was beautiful to watch on this cold, sunny, winter day. Peace, Love, and Keep Austin Weird,

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    The Other Side…

    I like tunnels. Or at least the perception of tunnels. The pattern that is created by looking THROUGH things…like the triangles at the park. I don’t know what the appeal is. Maybe it’s the other side. Or setting goals. Image © Copyright 2009, Barrett Photo Art I just enjoy the pattern created by some things. I mean looking under this bridge makes me want to skip a rock or just sit and watch the water reflect off the bottom. Image © Copyright 2009, Barrett Photo Art And…

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    Austin Bats…

    I think it’s rather unique to have a million bats fly out from under a bridge every night at sunset. Not to mention the amount of bugs they eat. It’s like the sunset party in Key West, FL watching the sun go down. In Austin, Texas – they watch the sun go down AND the bats come out! Beautiful! Image Copyright © Barrett Photo Art So all these bats come flying out of this bridge right at sunset and the people line the bridge to watch. It’s…