Austin Texas from hike and bike trail on Town Lake.

We took a hike on the hike and bike trail that goes around town lake in Austin, Texas on a beautiful and cool afternoon to a little known spot where Town lake and Barton Springs join to get this picture of down town Austin. I had the camera mounted on the tripod and off we went down the hike and bike trail to get to the spot and carefully climbed my way down to the waters edge. It was an absolutely beautiful fall day with a slight breeze temps in the mid 60’s and people out on the lake paddling around in canoes. The Bald Cyprus trees are just now turning a rust brown color as you can see across the lake.

The Garrison, Mission San Juan Capistrano

The Garrison, Mission San Juan Capistrano. This picture was taken from in side the ruins of the Garrison from across the presidio with the view of the Mission bells.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Established along the banks of the San Antonio River in 1731, Mission San Juan Capistrano offered a rich farm and pasture land, becoming a regional supplier of agricultural produce, which helped support the missions, local settlements and presidio garrisons.

Pennybacker bridge Austin, TX (360 bridge)

On July 4 I just had to crawl up the hill on the south side of the 360 bridge and take this awesome shot! The sky was clear blue with puffy clouds left over form the hurricane that landed in south Texas just a few days earlier. The sky was abnormally clear due to the rain and wind from the storms from the previous few days that pushed out the polluted summer skis we normally have this time of year. This was the second shot I took and it ended up the keeper, a 3 frame HDR. I used my Nikon D700 and the crazy wide lens (Nikon 14-24 f/2.8) at 17mm.