Austin, Texas – Long Center (HDR) – Happy 4th of July!

From the Long Center near downtown Austin…the front lawn was decorated with American flags a few weeks back for Memorial Day. Have a wonderful 4th of July to all in the US! Be back to posting next week!!

Free – Austin, TX Facebook Timeline Cover Photo!

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From my recent trip to Austin…this HDR is a view from the Long Center overlooking the city skyline. During my trip…this was the one shot I was aiming for. I am saving the full shot for my next “HDR Background” release (Coming soon!). It is super cool. This FB Timeline is the condensed version. For the free version of this photo for your Facebook Timeline Cover, please visit this link….

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Austin, Texas – Long Center (HDR)

A few weeks back when I was taking shots of the Austin Skyline located by Auditorium Shores, I walked up and took a few of the Long Center.   I do not think you see too many shots of this location as it is a bit bland.   However just under the front part of the oval on the ground is a platform.  While shooting I saw a portrait photographer taking shots of a band there.  The backgound would be the skyline.  Cool idea!  I may have to try that one day!   I grabbed this shot just a few minutes before sunset and converted it to black and white.

Here is some info from the web: In November 1998, the citizens of Austin voted to approve the City’s lease of the Lester E. Palmer Auditorium to the nonprofit group Arts Center Stage for renovation into a community performing arts venue.  In April 1999, Arts Center Stage received its lead gift of $20 million from Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, and the Arts Center Stage project was renamed the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts.

The Long Center for the Performing Arts is founded on the belief that the performing arts are essential components in the quality of life of our community. Our performing arts organizations – from the smallest to the largest – deserve and need facilities that reflect their contribution to the culture of our community. Therefore, our mission is to manage a state-of-the-art, multi-venue facility that will host the broad spectrum of Austin’s performing arts organizations.

I have never been a performance there, but I am sure its wonderful!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza