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Sunrise Texas coast

Just after Halloween this year we took a quick trip to the Texas Coast and got some great sun rises in Corpus Cristi and Port Aranasas. A pacific hurricane had come a shore in Northern Mexico and was sending up allot of high level clouds that caught the sun in the morning and the entire sky glowed red some 15 to 20 min before the sun came up. Here are a few images we captured.

We had started working our way down the beach as the sunrise was slightly above the horizon when we shot this one and loved the look of the underside of the pier and the sunrise together with the surf gently coming in and a few sea weed washed up on the beach to make for a pretty seascape. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We had started working our way down the beach as the sunrise was slightly above the horizon when we shot this one and loved the look of the underside of the pier and the sunrise together with the surf gently coming in and a few sea weed washed up on the beach to make for a pretty seascape. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this photo in the early morning right before the sunrise.  I loved the sky with the colors and all the sailboats just waiting for another day to venture out on the bay. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this photo in the early morning right before the sunrise. I loved the sky with the colors and all the sailboats just waiting for another day to venture out on the bay. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Another great sunrise on the beach on the Texas Coast in Port Aransas where the surf was calm and the skies were full of vivid colors this day with the fishing pier in the distance. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Another great sunrise on the beach on the Texas Coast in Port Aransas where the surf was calm and the skies were full of vivid colors this day with the fishing pier in the distance. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Houston skyline

A few weeks ago we made a trip to Houston to capture some city images. Here are a few from that trip.

We capture this image as we came up to the discovery green park in Houston right across from the new George Brown Convention center and we thought it was pretty with the colorful flowers and the high-rises in the distance. (Bee Creek Photography - Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture this image as we came up to the discovery green park in Houston right across from the new George Brown Convention center and we thought it was pretty with the colorful flowers and the high-rises in the distance. (Bee Creek Photography – Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This photo was taken from Houston Police Memorial which runs along the Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston, from this park you can see the Houston skyline. (Bee Creek Photography - Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This photo was taken from Houston Police Memorial which runs along the Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston, from this park you can see the Houston skyline. (Bee Creek Photography – Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We were testing out a new camera and decided to take a few photos with this to see how they did on the Chevron Complex from below. (Bee Creek Photography - Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We were testing out a new camera and decided to take a few photos with this to see how they did on the Chevron Complex from below. (Bee Creek Photography – Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Austin Sunset from boardwalk more images

A few more photos from the new Austin skyline Boardwalk on Lady Bird lake (Town Lake) at sun set. We went back down to the board walk again on Monday the sky was looking like it was going to be another nice sun set and boy was it ever. The sky pinked up right after sun set and light up the entire area with pink… This time we decided to get more of the boardwalk in the image and I think they turned out great.

Austin Sunset Skyline on the Boardwalk (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Austin Sunset Skyline on the Boardwalk (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Sunset from the new boardwalk with the city of Austin Skyline and tourist boat. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Sunset from the new boardwalk with the city of Austin Skyline and tourist boat. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin Sunset from boardwalk

We have been waiting for a perfect night to go down to the new boardwalk. It is summer with typical weather with no clouds at sun set. This last week we had a night with high wispy clouds after a weak cold front that came through at the end of July. So we packed up and hiked out to the new board walk that goes out over Lady Bird Lake and the awesome view of Austin. Here are a few of the shots we got that night.

City of Austin sunset (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

City of Austin sunset (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Austin Boardwalk at dusk (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Austin Boardwalk at dusk (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Image of the day on Smithsonian Mag!!!

One of our submissions to the Smithsonian Mag 2014 photo contest got picked to be the photo of the day July 19, 2014.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-of-the-day/2014-07-19/sunflower-sunset/

This is the image.

We went back several times to get the perfect sunset on these sunflowers and added a little flash to keep enough light on the flowers as the sun went down. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We went back several times to get the perfect sun sunset on these sunflowers and added a little flash to keep enough light on the flowers as the sun went down. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin Architectural photographer – Austin Music Hall

We were wondering downtown Austin last week and just had to get an image of this great building. I just loved the architectural details of the roof and building design.

Took this photo after dark of the Austin Music Hall at the in the Warehouse district of downtown Austin, (Tod Grubbs)

Took this photo after dark of the Austin Music Hall at the in the Warehouse district of downtown Austin, (Tod Grubbs)

Austin Architecture photographer – Bathrooms

Residential Bathrooms can be one of the hardest rooms to photograph. Not only are they small in size but they are full of highly reflective surfaces like mirrors, glass, chrome and even the tile that is used today is made of glass and other reflective materials that only add to the challenge. You may be able to place your flash(s) in such a way that is just right but how do you keep or minimize the camera/ tripod from being some where in the image while showcasing the millwork and the fixtures as well as the over all feeling of the space. Each space is a different challenge but that is the art of interior photography.

Here are several examples of bathrooms I have shot for a local interior designer, Spaces Designed.

This is a commercial bathroom in a medical facility.

Bathroom Design (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

A fantastic master bath that was recently remoddled.

Bathroom shower (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

A small but nice hall way bathroom.

Bathroom remoldel (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Another hall way bathroom.

Bathroom counter (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

The other view of the same bathroom.

Bathroom design (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Fine Art – Fireworks on Lake Austin 2014

Here are some of the fireworks we took last night on Lake Austin from the 360 bridge.

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fireworks off of 360 and Lake Austin was  spectacular! (Tod Grubbs)

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fireworks off of 360 and Lake Austin, they were spectacular! (Tod Grubbs)

photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of july show on Lake Austin at the 360 bridge (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of July show 2014 on Lake Austin at the 360 bridge (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Fine Art-Hill Country Galleria Fireworks 2014

We took these photos at the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival in Bee Cave on Friday night. Lots of good music and a great fireworks display to complete the day in central texas!

 (Hill Country Galleria Fireworks)
This was the first fireworks show of the evening.

 (Fireworks in Bee Caves Galleria)

Fireworks in Bee Caves Galleria