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    Posted: 10 January 2013 at 03:43
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I was back in my home state of Texas last month and spent a week in Austin, Texas visiting friends and family. Here are a few shots I'd like to share with everyone. All photos taken with a77 & CZ 135. Also...I challenged myself to photographing vertical.

The Seaholm Power Plant has been an Austin icon since it's construction was first completed in the 1950's. The building has a distinctive art deco/art moderne style, and it's location overlooking Lady Bird Lake make it a familiar sight to virtually all Austinites.







The Frost Bank Tower at 33 floors is the third tallest building in Austin. It was the first high-rise building to be constructed in the United States after the 9/11 attacks. The Frost Bank Tower is one of only two places in the world with blue low-e glass skin, the other being the Reuters Building in New York City. Source: Wikipedia.




The Texas State Capitol's style is Renaissance Revival, based on the architecture of 15th-century Italy and characterized by classical orders, round arches and symmetrical composition. The structural exterior walls are "sunset red" granite, quarried just 50 miles from the site. The Texas Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state capitols, the 1888 Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart. Source: Texas State Preservation Board.




On top of the Texas state capitol building dome is the Goddess of Liberty, also known as the Old Lady.





Surrounding the Capitol Grounds is a decorative iron fence with each black picket topped with a gleaming gold Lone Star originally gold leaf, the stars are simply gold paint today. Back in the late 1800s the fence served not only to define the grounds in an elegant fashion, but also served to keep wandering livestock off the Capitol Square. Source: trailergypsies.com




Edited by Micholand - 10 January 2013 at 19:28
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Love the colours on those. I don't have a CZ 135, although I'm quite fond of my Minolta 135, it isn't the most versatile focal length on a lens for walkabout on aps-c. However, you clearly managed to get good vantage points as those shots all showed.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 21:59
Such a great city!

There, you can enjoy a drink by the lake...




Check the Capitol...




And visit the campus




Without forgetting to check out the oldest photograph, what a treat!



Do study your finals at a local coffee shop... (well I wasn't but it was that time of the semester there)




Afterwards celebrate a friend's birthday... (but what witchcraft is this picture sharp, I have no idea)




And attend her graduation at the college of arts




Hope I'll get to go back to Austin one day!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote homeranger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 23:40
Originally posted by berlin steve berlin steve wrote:

Love the colours on those. I don't have a CZ 135, although I'm quite fond of my Minolta 135, it isn't the most versatile focal length on a lens for walkabout on aps-c. However, you clearly managed to get good vantage points as those shots all showed.


Steve, thank you for taking the time to comment. I love my CZ 135. The image it produces is phenomenal. The CZ 85mm is at the top of my "wish list" (just above the a99). You're absolutely right about the lack of versatility as a walkabout lens on the aps-c. It was really challenging to frame vertically and feel good about what I got.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote homeranger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 23:45
Originally posted by Winwalloe Winwalloe wrote:

Such a great city!

Hope I'll get to go back to Austin one day!


Winwalloe, thank you for adding to the thread. I hope more people add photos. I've had many good times on the lake and on 6th Street. I really miss the Bluebonnets. A Lone Star beer or a Shiner Bock wouldn't be too bad either.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2013 at 23:09
View of Downtown from across the river at 6PM



Sony a900 24-70 @70mm, f9 1/125



Driskill Hotel Downtown Austin



Sony a700 Minolta 24-105, f/5.6 1/400



Look on 6th Street for entertainment



Sony a700, Minolta 24-105, f/7.1 1/80



The Night Owl a.k.a. Frost Bank



Sony a100 the Exif data shows 6500mm f/4 1/5 sec



360 Bridge


Sony a700



Barton Springs Pool (Spring fed and best experienced @ 106f)


Sony a700



the city hiding in the trees


Sony a700



V8SC at the Circuit of the Americas F1 track, Austin TX



Sony a900 400mm, f/8, 1/640



And there is still plenty of room to relax

 



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Add Austin as a premier destination for motor sport events. The Circuit of the Americas hosts international motorsport races like Formula 1 Grand Prix of the US, MotoGP, V8 Supercars, ALMS LeMans and the WEC 6 hour endurance race. It also features a large outdoor amphitheater for music venues.



Camera      SONY DSLR-A900
ISO      200
Focal Length      16mm (16mm in 35mm)
Aperture      f/10
Exposure Time      0.002s (1/500)



Camera      SONY DSLR-A900
ISO      200
Focal Length      85mm (85mm in 35mm)
Aperture      f/13
Exposure Time      0.0031s (1/320)



Camera      SONY DSLR-A900
ISO      125
Focal Length      400mm (400mm in 35mm)
Aperture      f/16
Exposure Time      0.008s (1/125)



Camera      SONY DSLR-A900
ISO      200
Focal Length      17mm (17mm in 35mm)
Aperture      f/10
Exposure Time      0.002s (1/500)



Camera      SONY DSLR-A900
ISO      200
Focal Length      16mm (16mm in 35mm)
Aperture      f/10
Exposure Time      0.0025s (1/400)


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