My friend Glen, who is an amazing photographer and a bit of a night owl, sent me some really beautiful nighttime shots he took around the city that I have to share.
So without further ado…
Check out this shot of the Austin skyline. It was taken on the shores of Town Lake, with the South 1st Street Bridge in the near distance. I love the lights, and the color of the sky:
This is our State Capitol building in downtown Austin:
And one of my all time favorites is this shot of the statue of Austin’s own musical legend Stevie Ray Vaughn (may he rest in peace) at Auditorium Shores on Town Lake:
And there’s this one, highlighting some of the more colorful places on 6th Street, a part of downtown Austin known for its drinking establishments and live music venues as well as body piercing/tattoo shops, which can be an often under-appreciated side effect of a night of serious drinking:
And finally, a local landmark known for its hipster (way before it was hip) style, phallic-shaped neon sign, and its amusing and oft-changing readerboard — the Austin Motel on South Congress:
Austin is an extremely photogenic city. It’s a cityscape photographer’s dream, especially when viewed during the hours when most folks are still tucked away at home in their jammies.
I love seeing my city in a way I almost never do, and I hope y’all enjoyed as well. Thanks, Glen!