What to shoot in Austin, Texas?

Started Feb 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
TXLarry
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Re: What to shoot in Austin, Texas?
In reply to Alandb, Mar 9, 2013

I live in Austin and you've gotten some good suggestions from previous posters.  A couple of other items to add:

- Music events at one of the many clubs and venues in Austin

- Skyline photos and reflections from the hike and bike trail on the South side of Town Lake (it runs through the center of Austin)

- People photography on South Congress Ave, one of the hot spots.

- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  This is located about 20 minutes from downtown and the early wildflowers should be coming into bloom now.  The Center has both natural areas and formal garden areas.  We've had a drought, so this isn't expected to be a great season for natural wildflowers, but the garden areas should be fine.

- The Pennybacker bridge on Loop 360 West of Downtown.  You'll see quite a few photos of this arched bridge.  There is also an overlook just North of the Bridge that is a popular sunset viewing location.

For Fredericksburg:

- There are some picturesque homes and areas in Downtown

- The Pacific War Museum

- The Wildflower Farm which is about 5 miles East on Hwy 290 (you will pass it if you drive out from Austin.

- The LBJ Historical Park, on Hwy 290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg.  This can be a good site for wildflowers as well, and there is a small herd of bison on the property.

- Enchanted Rock State Park- this is about 10 miles North of Fredericksburg and has a 400 foot tall granite dome.

- The are numerous Wildflower drives that go to or from Fredericksburg; one of the most well known is the Willow City Loop.  You should be able to find guides for many of these on-line.

- If you go North from Fredericksburg on 16, you will hit Llano.  A must visit destination is Cooper's BBQ.  You can make a good loop in a Day going from Austin out 290 to Fredericksburg, up to Enchanted Rock, then on to Llano and returning via Hwy 71

Here are a few links to sites that post wildflower information

http://texas.wildflowersightings.org/sightings

http://www.texaswildflowerpictures.com/update.htm

http://www.txdot.state.tx.us/travel/flora_conditions.htm

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