Austin Aerial Photography

Another aerial image of Austin.

This is another skyline image of Austin that shows more of the city without being a panorama, You can actually see the Capital and some of Ladybird Lake  with the high-rises building from one end to next between IH35 almost to Lamar.  The iconic high rise inclued the Frost, Austonian, the W Hotel, Austin 360 Condos, Hyatt and more all running along Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another skyline image of Austin that shows more of the city without being a panorama, You can actually see the Capital and some of Ladybird Lake with the high-rises building from one end to next between IH35 almost to Lamar. The iconic high rise inclued the Frost, Austonian, the W Hotel, Austin 360 Condos, Hyatt and more all running along Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Houston Aerial Photography

A few weekends ago we finally made it to Houston to try and capture a few images for a client and while we were there we got some great shots of the skyline with our “flying tripod”, the aerial drone.

This is a aerial view of the Houston Skyline with the Buffalo Bayou, Elenor Tinsley Park and the Jaimal Skate Park all in the image below. You can also see the Sabine St. Bridge along with the Allen Parkway and on the other side is Memorial dirve running along the other side of the park.  The city view includes the usual skyscrapers like the Chase Tower, Heritage Plaza, Wells Fargo, and the 1400 Smith St. buildings just to name a few.  You can see the Houston City Hall building at the base of the buildings where it is dwarfed by the high-rise skyscrapers since Houston has some ot the tallest buildings in the southern US. (Tod Grubbs)

This is a aerial view of the Houston Skyline with the Buffalo Bayou, Elenor Tinsley Park and the Jaimal Skate Park all in the image below. You can also see the Sabine St. Bridge along with the Allen Parkway and on the other side is Memorial dirve running along the other side of the park. The city view includes the usual skyscrapers like the Chase Tower, Heritage Plaza, Wells Fargo, and the 1400 Smith St. buildings just to name a few. You can see the Houston City Hall building at the base of the buildings where it is dwarfed by the high-rise skyscrapers since Houston has some ot the tallest buildings in the southern US. (Tod Grubbs)

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Digital Watercolor Art Images by Cynthia

We would like to introduce a new line of images that Cynthia has been working on for the last few months. The Digital Watercolor Art collection is made up of skylines and cityscapes from all over the US and other images that look really great as a Digital Watercolor Art. Please visit the the new portfolio Digital Watercolor Fine Art page for more info or check out our gallery page to see more of the new Digital Watercolor Fine Art images.

Here are a few select images based on the Austin and the Dallas skyline / cityscape.

A watercolor digital image of the Austin skyline along Lady Bird Lake with a fiesta of colors. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

A watercolor digital image of the Austin skyline along Lady Bird Lake with a fiesta of colors. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is a digital panorama watercolor of the Dallas skyline in Texas in a rainbow of colors.  This contains all the cityscapes image in the skyline of the all the high-rises like the Reuion Tower, the Margret Hunt Bridge and many others. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is a digital panorama watercolor of the Dallas skyline in Texas in a rainbow of colors. This contains all the cityscapes image in the skyline of the all the high-rises like the Reunion Tower, the Margret Hunt Bridge and many others. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin from above auditorium shores

We took the images from early evening around dusk after the lights came on the buildings in downtown Austin.  You can see the usual high-rises like the Frost, W hotel, Austonian, all along the shore line of Lady Bird Lake (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We took the images from early evening around dusk after the lights came on the buildings in downtown Austin. You can see the usual high-rises like the Frost, W hotel, Austonian, all along the shore line of Lady Bird Lake (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This was the first time flying the S900 hexcopter and trying to take aerial images after sunset with the building lights on, we wanted to see how stable the camera would be and what it could do. The Z15 gimbal did an great job of keeping the camera steady and the images are sharp at 1/4 of a second exposure considering the wind was gusting to 12mph. We created a night time panorama as well using 4 images looking down lady bird lake to the east the view to the west is full of construction and cranes and did not look nice.

This is an aerial panorama image taken at night of the city of Austin skyline taken from about 180 ft  of downtown,  You can see the many high-rise buildings in the cityscape like the Frost, Austonian, The W Hotel, along with the Hyatt with the Firsts street bridge and the Congress Ave. Bridge which are along Lady Bird Lake..  The Austin City Hall is in front of the W hotel along with many other new buildings like the Marriott and the Colorado building. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an aerial panorama image taken at night of the city of Austin skyline taken from about 180 ft of downtown, You can see the many high-rise buildings in the cityscape like the Frost, Austonian, The W Hotel, along with the Hyatt with the Firsts street bridge and the Congress Ave. Bridge which are along Lady Bird Lake.. The Austin City Hall is in front of the W hotel along with many other new buildings like the Marriott and the Colorado building. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin Skyline From Above Congress Ave

We captured this image of the City of Austin skyline looking straight down Congress Ave.  In this cityscape you can see the Texas Capital along with many of the city high-rise buildings including the Frost, Austonian, One Congress Plaza, Radisson Hotel, Marriott, Ashton Condos, and One Congress.  Also in the photo are a bit of Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this image of the City of Austin skyline looking straight down Congress Ave. In this cityscape you can see the Texas Capital along with many of the city high-rise buildings including the Frost, Austonian, One Congress Plaza, Radisson Hotel, Marriott, Ashton Condos, and One Congress. Also in the photo are a bit of Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this aerial image of the City of Austin skyline looking straight down Congress Ave., from 180 feet in the air with the S900 flying tripod. You can see the TX state Capital at the far end of Congress. Below is a 4 frame Panorama from the same location that shows the entire skyline line on either side of Congress Ave. Both images are high resolution and ready to print large on metal or canvas.

We captured this aerial panorama of the City of Austin skyline looking straight down Congress Ave.  In this cityscape you can see the Texas Capital along with many of the city high-rise buildings including the Frost, Austonian, W Hotel, Austin 360 CondosOne Congress Plaza, Radisson Hotel, Marriott, Four Season Hotel, along with the Ashton Condos, and One Congress.  Also in the photo are a bit of Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this aerial panorama of the City of Austin skyline looking straight down Congress Ave. In this cityscape you can see the Texas Capital along with many of the city high-rise buildings including the Frost, Austonian, W Hotel, Austin 360 CondosOne Congress Plaza, Radisson Hotel, Marriott, Four Season Hotel, along with the Ashton Condos, and One Congress. Also in the photo are a bit of Lady Bird Lake. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Austin Sunset skyline

We captured this aerial image of the skyline along Lady Bird Lake at sunset with the Congress Bridge, First street bridge, Lamar Bridge all the way down the lake with the cityscape in view. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We have been waiting for several weeks for the right cloud conditions for capturing a sun set from this angle. The forecast looked good for increasing clouds at sunset which can be a double edge sword if too many clouds come in you get a dud, but last night was awesome!! We sent up the hexcopter, the S900 and captured these aerial images. The above image is a single frame looking down Lady Bird lake and the one below is a 3 frame panorama that is almost 60mpix in size. It is ready to print on Canvas or Metal at 60″ x 20″. You can even see the people on the Congress bridge waiting to see the bats emerge at sun set.

This is a panorama of the Austin Cityscape in downtown along Lady Bird Lake as the sun was setting with this gorgeous sunset.  You can see the city high-rises as the run along the waterfront along with the many bridges that span the lake, like the Congress bridge, all the way down to the Lamar Street Bridge .  The many well known high-rise building or in site such as Austin tallest building the Austonian, the 360 Condos, the W, the Marriot, Frost, Four Season, Hyatt and many more. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is a panorama of the Austin Cityscape in downtown along Lady Bird Lake as the sun was setting with this gorgeous sunset. You can see the city high-rises as the run along the waterfront along with the many bridges that span the lake, like the Congress bridge, all the way down to the Lamar Street Bridge . The many well known high-rise building or in site such as Austin tallest building the Austonian, the 360 Condos, the W, the Marriot, Frost, Four Season, Hyatt and many more. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Lake Travis aerial panorama

We went back out on Monday June 1st and were able to take the S900 up to 290 feet to capture this 4 frame panorama of Lake Travis. The 2 previous times there were too many fixed wing aircraft flying around the lake and we were not able to get up a high as we wanted. The image is 60 mpix in size and is 60″ X 20″ full size resolution ready to print. You can still see some times island at the 667 level. The some times islands do not totally disappear until the lake comes up to at least 675 or higher. We have not seen that level on the Lake Travis since mid 2010.

We capture this aerial image of Lake Travis outside Austin on June 1 after the recent flood brought the lake levels up after five years of drought.  It still has several feet to go before it full again but it very close.  It was a nice day with white puffy clouds and good sunshine for a change over the water so we went back for another try. Our first pano we shot with the flying camera was limited because of the number of planes flying over the lake but we went back and there was less activity so we could go a little higher to give an more expansive view of the lake.  This pano give a view from the dam to the other side and upstream as the lake wraps around the bend for a stunning view. There were fewer boat on the water since it was a work day. (Tod Grubbs)

We capture this aerial image of Lake Travis outside Austin on June 1 after the recent flood brought the lake levels up after five years of drought. It still has several feet to go before it full again but it very close. It was a nice day with white puffy clouds and good sunshine for a change over the water so we went back for another try. Our first pano we shot with the flying camera was limited because of the number of planes flying over the lake but we went back and there was less activity so we could go a little higher to give an more expansive view of the lake. This pano give a view from the dam to the other side and upstream as the lake wraps around the bend for a stunning view. There were fewer boat on the water since it was a work day. (Tod Grubbs)

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Lake Travis panorama

We captured this aerial panorama of Lake Travis near Austin after the recent rains. You can see there is only a hint of sometimes island left. The sky was great with the puffy white clouds and the boats everywhere. The trees tops on the island are still visible just breaking the surface. In this photo you can see from the dam all the way to the other side of Wendy Point. It is great to see water again in the lake again.

We capture this aerial pano of Lake Travis near Austin after the recent rains. You can see there is only a hint of sometimes island left.  The sky was great with the puffy white clouds and the boats everywhere.  The trees tops on the island are still visible just breaking the surface.  In this photo you can see from the dam all the way to the other side of Wendy Point.  It is great to see water again in the lake again. (Tod Grubbs)

We capture this aerial pano of Lake Travis near Austin after the recent rains. You can see there is only a hint of sometimes island left. The sky was great with the puffy white clouds and the boats everywhere. The trees tops on the island are still visible just breaking the surface. In this photo you can see from the dam all the way to the other side of Wendy Point. It is great to see water again in the lake again. (Tod Grubbs)

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Sunset Lake Travis – Last peak sometimes island

Last nights sun set over the main ‘bowl’ of Lake Travis turned out to be spectacular.  The clouds moved in at the last minute and lit up the sky with awesome colors.  We sent up the S900 and captured this aerial image.  This is the last view of some times island as the lake continues to rise from all the rain we have had over the last month.  Lake Travis is up over 34 feet and is expected to rise 2 to 3 more feet by the end of May….

 

This is an aerial image taken at sunset as the last peak of sometimes island is still visible on Lake Travis outside of Austin.  It is expected to go completely underwater for the first time since 2010.  Look quick because they start letting water out again to the rice farmer on June 18th so you will see it again. You can see the boats going over what use to be land and the colorful sunset  gave a nice farewell to the island (Tod Grubbs)

This is an aerial image taken at sunset as the last peak of sometimes island is still visible on Lake Travis outside of Austin. It is expected to go completely underwater for the first time since 2010. Look quick because they start letting water out again to the rice farmer on June 18th so you will see it again. You can see the boats going over what use to be land and the colorful sunset gave a nice farewell to the island (Tod Grubbs)

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Sunset Lake Travis

After a week of heavy rain this was the first sun set we were able to capture with our DJI S900 hex copter with the Sony A7R 36 mpix camera.   This was the second flight with the camera mounted on the S900.

This is a section of the lake we live on and it is our first capture of an aerial sunset over Lake Travis using our new DJI-S900 with the Sony A7R 36 mg pixel camera.  It did what we hoped gave us high quality images. You can see the boat racing toward the sunset and the boat docks not as far down as they were just two days ago since the lake rose by about 8ft over night.  We have had to wait because the sun has been in hidding for a while now so this was our first chance to capture a sunset.  Of course another round of rain and dark skies are headed our way. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is a section of the lake we live on and it is our first capture of an aerial sunset over Lake Travis using our new DJI-S900 with the Sony A7R 36 mg pixel camera. It did what we hoped gave us high quality images. You can see the boat racing toward the sunset and the boat docks not as far down as they were just two days ago since the lake rose by about 8ft over night. We have had to wait because the sun has been in hiding for a while now so this was our first chance to capture a sunset. Of course another round of rain and dark skies are headed our way. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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