Blue hour passes quickly in Central Texas, more like a blue 15 minutes. After shooting the skyline by the river, Jim and I headed across the bridge to downtown. He knew a small bar that specialized in Belgian Beers. As we crossed the First Street Bridge, I had to bust out the tripod again.
As part of my urban landscapes, I’m a sucker for leading lines. The lines, the glowing sidewalk and the skyline beyond, pulled me in. I gave up on HDRs, I discovered the Canon G7X Mark II didn’t bracket properly in aperture priority mode. I switched to shutter priority and used a 3.2 second exposure at ISO 125. This was on tripod, of course, image stabilization isn’t that good, yet, especially on the G7X.
Only a couple of years ago, the background skyline, from this angle, would’ve been totally boring. There was almost no high rises west of the bridge. We’ll see what the future brings. I may have to do another version of this picture in a few years.
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