Trees and Skyline

Trees and Skyline - Austin, Texas

Trees and Skyline – Austin, Texas

For my third and last photo from the tree(s) and architecture mini-series, we have the Austin skyline through a mixture of trees. Same concept as the previous two photos, but on a broader scale.

Beyond the exploration of trees and architecture, I had an ulterior motive for this photograph. I was documenting this large hole in the ground. Why? This construction pit is the start of 6 X Guadalupe, Austin’s future tallest building. Scheduled to rise 847 feet (258m), it’s a whopping 157 feet taller than the current tallest, The Independent at 690 feet.

I mentioned my newest project several months ago on my newsletter. And I’m introducing it today on the blog for the first time. Called A Changing Austin, I’m documenting the unprecedented boom in construction in downtown Austin. By last count, there are more than two dozen major construction projects scheduled, many of which are significant high-rises. I think the 51MP Fuji GFX 50R would be a perfect camera to make high-resolution before, during, and after photographs.

With the advent of the pandemic and the associated economic and societal fallout, it will be interesting to see how many of these construction projects move ahead. The year 2020 has become history-making in more ways than one.

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3 thoughts on “Trees and Skyline

  1. Very nice BW pictures with a flavor of times gone by! They remind me some urban landscapes by great photographers of the past.

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