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    360 Bridge Overlook in Austin, Texas

    Cliff I was on that Overlooks 360 Bridge

    Cliff I was on that Overlooks 360 Bridge

    I spent another great weekend in Austin and really enjoyed the sunset on my last day at 360 overlook at Pennybacker Bridge. This has to be one of the best spots in Austin to enjoy a sunset.

    My tradition after going to 360 overlook is to stop by Ramen Tatsuya for some of the best ramen I’ve ever had.

    Parking for 360 overlook can be a bit dangerous since it’s on the side of a highway. People park on either side of the highway, but just be careful when parking here. Read More

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    National Museum of the American Indian

    When I’m looking to take new photos I usually just take a walk around downtown DC. I don’t know what I’ll find most of the time, but luckily I spotted the National Museum of the American Indian.

    The colorful wall full of shrubbery and green mold combined with the waviness of the wall. I toned the saturation in the sky up a bit to get unique purples and blues.

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    If you make it down to the museum be sure to wander around the US Capitol and the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

    National Museum Of The American Indian Washington Dc

    National Museum Of The American Indian

    National Museum Of The American Indian Entrance

    National Museum Of The American Indian Fall

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    World War Ii Memorial At Night Hdr Shop This Print

    World War II Memorial at Night [Photo]

    Since we just celebrated Veterans day what better time to capture the WWII Memorial. This is a tough memorial to capture since it’s so large.

    The stunning entrance to the memorial caught my eye, especially the statue in the middle. If you haven’t been to this memorial it’s fun to visit since they have all 50 states engraved (which you can see a few in this photo).

    When editing I increased the orange/blue effect in the corners of the photo. I think that it really added an eerie look to the picture giving it an epic feel.

    World War II Memorial on Google Maps
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    Stunning Waterfall at Hamilton Pool Preserve

    During my trip to Austin, Texas I got to see some incredibly unique areas.

    Hamilton Pool Preserve was a bacteria filled swimming hole located about an hour from Austin. Since the Hamilton Pool’s bacteria levels can get so high swimming was actually prohibited while I was there. Near the back of this photo I dropped my lens cap where you have to squeeze by in between rocks and the back of the cave. Somehow I was still able to manage walking through with my tripod and backpack on.

    There were many angles to take photos at the Hamilton Pool but I really appreciated this single spout of water hitting a rock. Ironically I was in Austin the one week it rained so the overcast sky is blown out in this shot.

    Hamilton Pool on Google Maps
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    Base of the Washington Monument at Night

    After finishing a delicious prosciutto & black mission Fig at Matchbox with a friend we decided to travel the streets photographing DC at night. We grabbed a quick cappuccino near Dupont and headed to the White House which was unfortunately isn’t lit at night. The monuments were the next best thing at this point so after walking a few miles we were eventually at the Washington Monument. It was nice to be able to walk up to the monument since last year it was fenced off for repairs. Read More

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    Underneath Treaty Oak in Austin Texas

    Shot this over the weekend when I headed down to Austin, TX to explore & visit a few friends. It was a bit underwhelming from the outside but once you walk into the tree it’s awesome to see it’s unique branch structure. In 1989 someone tried to poison Treaty Oak which is why you can see bricks inside of the tree plus the water pipes going up the side.

    Austin was a blast, I love seeing unique shops and eateries since mostly everything I live near is a chain. There were plenty of food trucks with permanent spots which offered a unique vibe ( I think I spent too much time at Juice Austin). Among other things I checked out Salt Lick BBQ and wasn’t very impressed, I really want to try Franklin Barbecue next time I’m in the area. I also tried using a small camera pack for a couple of lenses instead of my Canon backpack which ended up being way more uncomfortable than my backpack (see all of my photography gear here).

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    Franklin Roosevelt Memorial at Night

    During the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC I wandered around the memorials more than I usually do and discovered this awesome waterfall in the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial. I loved the multilayered waterfalls and knew it would look stunning when taken with a long exposure. It was difficult to get the correct angle, but I think the one I went with achieved a great effect. This find reminded me to explore more.

    FDR Memorial on Google Maps