An Experiment from the Boardwalk

Skyline from the Boardwalk - Austin, Texas

Skyline from the Boardwalk – Austin, Texas

Looks like the new boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin is going to be a popular spot for photographers. Officially, it’s part of the hike and bike trail. But it also works great for people who want an unobstructed view of the skyline. As you may recall, I posted my first photos from the boardwalk, last month. I was back there yesterday with a few of my photography friends. All told, by the time we left, we had 8 people shooting the scene.

I wanted to do something different from the last time, an experiment of sorts. It’s from the same location, but the changes in framing and post-processing makes it quite different, I believe. While it’s a HDR, extra processing brought out the color and stars above the city. If you click on the image, you might make out the stars in the larger version. While not exactly what I wanted, I like the color. I didn’t realize that even after blue hour, I’m able to pull out interest from a mostly black sky.

I used my Canon 6D this time with the 24-105mm f4 lens. My big camera, relative to the smaller mirrorless cameras that I usually use.

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