High Above Austin

Looking West In Austin From the 43rd Floor

While staying with my future brother in law this past October I realized that this was the last time that I would have this great view from his balcony on the 43rd floor. He is moving to Indiana and saying goodbye to this place. I thought that I would make this panoramic as a way to remember the view. As a person I hate being in high places. Looking over the edge of this balcony just makes me cringe. As a photographer I like all of the little scenes playing out into the distance. Here you have the Colorado River, ACL Fest, and new buildings going up. I wish that I had done this a year ago. It would have been fun to compare the images side by side. So much construction is changing the skyline of Austin.

A Seven Shot Panoramic

This shot was made by stitching together seven shots to get the result that you see above. I really wanted to play around with the Sony rX1 II to see what I could do with a large panoramic. I would love to get ahold of the Sony A7r with some long glass to really test the 42mp sensor on the camera. Zooming in tight and just making one large panoramic with the ability to zoom in would be pretty great. This was a first good test though, and a cool way to remember a view out of the window.

The Week In Photos

Here is a link to my 2017 ACL Edition of the Week In Photos. This is my weekly roundup of some of my favorite photos. On a week with some travel and a festival it quickly becomes a travel log for that week. That is a pretty cool thing as well. Take a look and tell me what you think.

An Unexpected Contest

I really never expected to be a part of the 2017 MiLBY’s. I only shot two minor league games this year, and they were in the same ballpark on back to back days. With that in mind I wasn’t even looking for the contest. It took a reader pointing it out to me to see that I was a part of it. My photo of White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada signing autographs before his game against the Indianapolis Indians was selected as one of the photos of the year. If you look at the other photos nominated it is just an honor to be there. If you want to help me win you can click here and vote for my photo in the Photo of the Year section. Two years ago I won with a photo that I made in a similar situation. I only shot a couple of games, but circumstances worked out well for me.


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