The Austin Skyline in Black and White

February 20, 2013

Photography is a lot like fishing. You can take photos, but you don’t always catch what you hope for.

I had ventured to downtown Austin early on a Monday morning in hopes of a magical sunrise. The weatherman said the clouds would be parting around 7:00am, which would be perfect for a morning image of the Austin skyline. I arrived when it was still pretty dark. I could tell the clouds were thick, as well. I parked, walked around looking at different perspectives, and kept hoping for that color to show up in the sky. Alas, it wasn’t to be. I walked the pedestrian bridge between Lamar Bridge and the 1st Street Bridge and tried to shoot some scullers going by, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t pleased with those images.

I finally settled on this shot, using sidewalk as leading lines into the Austin Skyline. The clouds were still thick, so I used their motion and shot for black and white. Here is what I came away with. It’s not my favorite, but considering the conditions, I’ll take it. And I’ll be back another morning or evening to try again!

The Austin Skyline on a cloudy morning in Black and White

Taken from a hill close to Zilker Park, this image of the Austin Skyline shows some of the unique architecture of Austin. On the left is the 360 Condos. In the middle of the pictures is the iconic Frost Tower, and on the right is the Austonian, Austin’s tallest building.
If you look closely, you can see Ladybird Lake through the trees. This images was taken early on a Monday morning, so there were not many people out jogging or riding bikes. But come on an evening or weekend and this area will be very crowded. This is a great place to spend some time outdoors and take in the views of the Austin Skyline and Ladybird Lake (Town Lake).

Texas in Black and White



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