Heavenly Sunset on Lake Travis

This is another scenic sunset image of a great sky from the Oasis on Lake Travis. Love the way the light radiated out through the clouds giving it this heavenly glow. The sun was right at this line of clouds enough to diffuse the rays of lights and pick up sone nice orange colors for a spectacular evening. Lake Travis is about 20 to 30 minutes from Austin at the right time of day. You can still see the lake is down but it is still an impressive view from here. This is one of the best places to see the lake and for a few lucky few that have a boat dock on the lake they can still get on it without too much effort, but most of the public ramps our out of the water due to the drought in this area. You can see one lone boat racing toward the sunset below.

This is another scenic sunset image of a great sky from the Oasis on Lake Travis.  Love the way the light radiated out through the clouds giving it this heavenly glow. The sun was right at this line of clouds enough to diffuse the rays of lights and pick up sone nice orange colors for a spectacular evening. Lake Travis is about 20 to 30 minutes from Austin at the right time of day. You can still see the lake is down but it is still an impressive view from here. This is one of the best places to see the lake and for a few lucky few that have a boat dock on the lake they can still get on it without too much effort, but most of the public ramps our out of the water due to the drought in this area. You can see one lone boat racing toward the sunset below. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet Trail

Here is another bluebonnet field we found,  it had this trail that seems to go on endlessly in this huge field of bluebonnets and oak trees.

We loved this trail through the field of endless bluebonnets on this Texas Hill Country ranch the path seem to meander throughout this great field of flowers. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We loved this trail through the field of endless bluebonnets on this Texas Hill Country ranch the path seem to meander throughout this great field of flowers. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet Farmhouse Sunset

We have been waiting for several years to captures this old farmhouse in the Texas Hill country west of Austin with a field of bluebonnets and finally this year they had flowers.  After several years of drought this area finally got some rain last winter and had a few flowers.   On one of several visits this season the skis opened up after being over cast all day to an awesome sunset.

We came back a second time to captured this old farmhouse with a little closer view with a field of bluebonnets in front of it in the Texas Hill Country making a nice landscape image. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet Sunset

This is a panorama we took of a wonderful field of bluebonnet at sunset along the Colorado river outside of Austin TX. You can see the nice sky with a big orange and yellow sun casting it glow over the landscape with nothing but endless blue bonnets as far as the eye can see. We captured this image last year, the blue bonnets did not come back up in this area this year as there were many areas that did not come back this year, just happy we were able to captured this image.

This is a Pano we took of a Bluebonnet sunset along the Colorado river outside of Austin tx.  You can see the landscape photos with nothing but blue bonnets as far as the eye can see. We captured this image last year the blue bonnets did not come up here this year. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Featured Photographer for The City of Austin website

Last fall we were approached by the fine people at cityof.com out of Corpus Christi, Texas about becoming the featured photographer for their updated web site for Austin.  The cityof.com is a online marketing company that works with local businesses with their marketing while providing consumers with easy access to online local information.

They are featuring 27 of our fine art and lifestyle images of Austin as the background for each page.  They will also be helping us market our services.

The newly updated web site for thecityofaustin.com went production this last week and is full of links to things to do and places to visit in Austin.

This is our new ad the cityof.com helped us create.

Bee Creek Photography marketing ad,

 

A Rose for Valentine’s Day

We picked up a 6 gorgeous roses this week for Valentine’s Day and decided to photograph them. I pulled out the studio and set it up and this is what we came out with.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I thought this rose was lovely with the reflection in the glass. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

I thought this rose was lovely with the reflection in the glass. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Close up view of hybrid rose (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Close up view of hybrid rose (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

A bunch of roses in a vase with a close up view . (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

A bunch of roses in a vase with a close up view . (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Architecture – Modern Master bath remodel

We just finished working with Spaces Designed on another remodel, photographing a sleek modern master bathroom. Here are a few images from the photo shoot. I just love the clean lines and contemporary design Spaces Designed creates for their clients, their work such a joy to photograph.

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Architecture – Kitchen remodel

We just finished working with Spaces Designed on photographing a kitchen remodel. Here are a few images from the photo shoot. I just love the clean lines and contemporary design Spaces Designed creates for their clients, they are such a joy to photograph.

This is another angle of the kitchen and the unique modern look of the island from Spaces Designed Interior Design Studio (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another angle of the kitchen and the unique modern look of the island from Spaces Designed Interior Design Studio (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This kitchen remolded used multi surfaces and textured to create this modern looking design. The cabinets were stunning made of the white oak rift cabinets along with the blue quarts island and black slate backsplash.  This remolded was created by Austin's Spaces Designed Interior Design Studio, (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This kitchen remolded used multi surfaces and textured to create this modern looking design. The cabinets were stunning made of the white oak rift cabinets along with the blue quarts island and black slate backsplash. This remolded was created by Austin's Spaces Designed Interior Design Studio, (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Smithsonian’s Photo Contest photo of the day

Wow we had these two photos selected as editors pick for photos of the day for the Smithsonian Photo Contest for 2014 this year. Both Cynthia and I had a photo picked so we are really jazzed. We will not know who the finalist will be till March 2015 it is still an honor to have two photos picked. We will keep our fingers crossed of course. While we work together on our photos we each entered our own photos and both Cynthia and myself each got one selected so we are pretty jazzed that they selected our images. These are the two photo of ours that were selected for photo of the day for the Smithsonian 2014 Photo Contest.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-07-19/sunflower-sunset/

Rush back several times to try and get  this field of sunflowers at sunset and on our last try it finally worked.  We had to  added a little flash to keep enough light on the  sun flowers as it was getting dark.  We were not alone trying to capture this photo along IH35 that day there were many cars stopping to take picture of sunflowers on this day and every time we came.  Farmers now are using sunflowers in their rotation of their crops so they can go on for miles (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Rush back several times to try and get this field of sunflowers at sunset and on our last try it finally worked. We had to added a little flash to keep enough light on the sun flowers as it was getting dark. We were not alone trying to capture this photo along IH35 that day there were many cars stopping to take picture of sunflowers on this day and every time we came. Farmers now are using sunflowers in their rotation of their crops so they can go on for miles (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-04/footsteps-sky/

Smithsonian Photo of the day on October 4, 2014.  We took this photo at White Sands New Mexico and capture this photo of foots steps that appear to be moving up to the clouds. (Bee Creek Photography - Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Smithsonian Photo of the day on October 4, 2014. We took this photo at White Sands New Mexico and capture this photo of foots steps that appear to be moving up to the clouds. (Bee Creek Photography – Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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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)

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