Austin Blue Hour

Saturday evening Dave Wilson and I, along with his son Cameron headed into downtown for the sunset and blue hour. We met up with Jim Nix and Andy ATMTX and headed towards the Auditorium Shores area of Austin along the (you can pick the name you like) Colorado River, Ladybird Lake, Town Lake. The sky was not too colorful but we did manage to get some great reflections off the lake. This was a longer exposure taken as it was just starting to get dark.

The skyline here is always changing and I believe Dave Wilson counted 8 construction cranes in the city working new additions to the Austin Skyline, they are hard to see from this low perspective. After shooting up the skyline and the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue we all went for celebratory beers at Uncle Billy’s Beer and BBQ, another end to a great day in Austin.

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Hamilton Pool

Located on the outskirts of Austin Texas in the Texas Hill Country is the popular Hamilton Pool Preserve. Dave Wilson and I actually made a couple of trips to the pool, the first trip it was actually full and at capacity and we were told there was about an hour wait to get in so we opted for plan B and decided to go on a weekday thinking there would be fewer people. We did go Monday and were still shocked at how full the place was even on a weekday with a bacteria warning in place that prohibited swimming in the pool the last few days.

We had some extra work trying to keep people out of the frames, which was nearly impossible, so I had to eliminate some folks in processing, I did leave a few in this frame for scale. The pool was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The Pool has become so popular that reservations are required during the summer months.

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