Whenever I have a chance to visit a new city or place I have learned that 500px.com is a PERFECT tool to help do some preliminary recon (to learn more about my process please visit this BLOG HERE). Going on assignment to Texas to capture the big 4, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin I knew I was going to have to leverage that tool again. Before I left I came up with a list of shots I would like to explore and there was one in particular that I wanted to attempt. It is my Austin Skyline image. I have other shots pinned to my board that you can see HERE . My shot was inspired by an image from Steve Coyle that was found on 500px HERE. The image was right up my alley as far as the subject. My only problem was I just needed to find out where this was taken. In 500px there is a place where you can add a location. Steve did not do this and it was mildly upsetting. I always add my locations as long as it is not studio work. I want people to learn and grow and adding a location is very helpful to everyone. I found the location after some hunting but wasn’t completely sure until I actually walked into my scene. For your reference it is the boardwalk that you can get access to near Joes Crab Shack on Riverside Dr in Austin. You can see my 500px post HERE with the map location.
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripod
Canon 6D Body
Canon 24-70mm ii Lens
Setup: This was a simple long exposure shot. Tripod is needed of course but I just set my aperture to f/16 and let my shutter figure itself out, which was around 5 seconds.