Welcome to 2013! I wanted to do a quick post on here with some pictures from the Zilker Park Trail of Lights here in Austin. I posted all of these on Facebook already, but why have a photography blog if I’m not going to put my photography on it? For the last two years – my only years in Austin, there was no Trail of Lights due to budget issues, so this was my first visit! Here’s a brief description of the Trail: Zilker Park is the largest park in Austin and is surrounded by a circular drive where people normally park their cars, but during the time of the Trail, Zliker is shut down and all the lights and various scenes are setup along this circular drive. You park nearby (or far away) and walk thru the trail, which ends at the huge Christmas Tree made of lights. “The Zilker Tree stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs – totaling 3,309 lights” (from austintexas.gov). It’s pretty impressive in person, and a lot of fun to stand underneath and spin around (last picture). Hope all my blog readers had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll be doing a “Best of 2012” coming up soon!
In my last post, I summarized the story behind these pictures. I also said that I would post this blog entry last night, but I wanted to leave a little more time for people to enjoy the first set of images. Here are the other 4 pictures from that set – one of them would be considered an “HDR” image (the first one). Hope you like them!
Since I made everyone wait so long for this second installment of Chicago Beauty, I’ll give you two for the price of one. The previous post in this series describes my intention for posting these images. The sky was a wonderful painting of many colors that evening, and I couldn’t have been in a better location to observe it. I’ll have another couple images coming your way in tomorrow night’s post. And I promise to actually post them tomorrow night. In the mean time, enjoy these images, leave a comment, and share with others using Facebook and Twitter!
Technical Info – Nikon D300 | Exposure: 1/1250 | Aperture: f/4 | ISO: 200 | EV: 0 | Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom 3
Technical Info – Nikon D300 | Exposure: 1/500 | Aperture: f/4 | ISO: 200 | EV: +0.7 | Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom 3