ATX / by Julio Aguilar

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting family while traveling for work, landing me in Austin, Texas for a few days in-between jobs. Texas is definitely a climate change compared to Florida with it's lower humidity and really hot evenings, so much so, that I was not prepared to sweat so much for simple sunset shots through the different places visited... well that and I hadn't completely thought about how far I would be lugging Austin local photographer Bill Bastas's tripod (that he so kindly let me borrow) through the hottest part of the day in Austin to find the shot.. but I did get some fun images, so.... Enjoy:) 

This location is known as the Sunset capital of Texas... "Oasis"

This location is known as the Sunset capital of Texas... "Oasis"

Crowds of people gather to watch the sunset each evening from the various viewing platforms and we were even lucky enough to catch a shooting star:  

Composed of two images, one exposed for the sun and one for the people, the shooting star wasn't noticed until post.  

Composed of two images, one exposed for the sun and one for the people, the shooting star wasn't noticed until post.  

Downtown Austin is filled with tons of history, awesome food, millions of bats, and this beautiful Texas Capitol Building at blue hour:   

Various perspectives of this 128-year-old example of Italian Renaissance Revival by Elijah E. Myers.   

Various perspectives of this 128-year-old example of Italian Renaissance Revival by Elijah E. Myers.   

Three images composited for high dynamic range with emphasis on detail. 

Three images composited for high dynamic range with emphasis on detail. 

Fun lines running around the building's perimeter. 

Fun lines running around the building's perimeter.