Tagged: hdr

Toy Joy | Austin, Texas Toy Store | 4 HDR Photos

September 22nd, 2010 Permalink

We rented a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Nikon mount lens for our D300 back in August from the fantastic folks over at BorrowLenses.com. Amazingly fast shipping and above & beyond customer service. Highly recommended! These are some photos of the awesome Austin toy store, Toy Joy!  This store was one of the first things that enticed […]

We rented a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Nikon mount lens for our D300 back in August from the fantastic folks over at BorrowLenses.com. Amazingly fast shipping and above & beyond customer service. Highly recommended! These are some photos of the awesome Austin toy store, Toy Joy!  This store was one of the first things that enticed me to migrate to Austin and remains one of my favourite places in the city to visit. It’s on the corner of Guadalupe and West 29th St on the edge of the UT campus. Please check out their website over at http://www.toyjoy.com! I know you’ll have fun!

Almost Home | Austin, Texas Landscape HDR Photo

June 30th, 2010 Permalink

While traveling to my home, a place I draw great inspiration and comfort from, this is the vista that you see as you near the end of your journey. Always a delightful sight near sunset, the misty hills of West Austin and Bee Caves are still in this photo. This was taken just after a […]

While traveling to my home, a place I draw great inspiration and comfort from, this is the vista that you see as you near the end of your journey. Always a delightful sight near sunset, the misty hills of West Austin and Bee Caves are still in this photo. This was taken just after a storm system made it’s way across central Texas yesterday and dumped 11 inches of rain.

Emerald City | Austin, Texas Rainbow HDR Photograph

June 29th, 2010 Permalink

Buy Print We had massive storms in Austin today. It rained all day long and I walked around downtown all day with my socks soaked. Have I ever mentioned how much I love having dry socks? I do. It’s fantastic. Anyway, it rained. Hard. I had to work late too and that’s never fun. I’m […]


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We had massive storms in Austin today. It rained all day long and I walked around downtown all day with my socks soaked. Have I ever mentioned how much I love having dry socks? I do. It’s fantastic. Anyway, it rained. Hard. I had to work late too and that’s never fun. I’m glad I did today though because had I rushed home the way I normally do, I would have never gotten the glimpse of a rainbow on my way home as the clouds were breaking. When I first saw it I thought “oh cool, a rainbow.” I wasn’t particularly thrilled about it and wasn’t planning to photograph it. However, I kept watching as I drove further south on Mopac and watched in amazement as the rainbow grew brighter and changed position with my perspective as I traveled. I knew that I couldn’t pass up the shot when I approached an overpass reaching over the highway. I exited and impatiently hurried the unreasonably slow driver in front of me out of my way and made it to a place where I could park my car. Grabbed the camera and tripod and started shooting away at what turned out to be a double rainbow reaching directly into the city. I took a few shots and I guess people saw me on the road below because more and more people started coming up to the overpass to take photos with point and shoots and camera phones. On my way home I stopped and grabbed a few photos out on Southwest Parkway that I plan to publish in the next few days. :) Hope you like it!

Sunday at the Zilker Botanical Gardens | Austin, TX | 6 Photos

June 21st, 2010 Permalink

This weekend Gabe and I (yes, this is Amanda speaking for the first time!) went to the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX. We got up nice and early and made it there when the morning air was still cool and refreshing. Here are some of the shots we got! I’m going to start off […]

This weekend Gabe and I (yes, this is Amanda speaking for the first time!) went to the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX. We got up nice and early and made it there when the morning air was still cool and refreshing. Here are some of the shots we got!

I’m going to start off with my personal favorite of the set of photos we edited. This image is two separate edited images cropped and arranged together in such a way as to highlight the striking similarities between them. The top image features a butterfly dining on a lovely Echinacea, while the bottom image shows a brilliantly blue dragonfly resting on a water lily. If you know the exact species of any of these insects or plants, please let us know in the comments!

This next picture was something we captured as we first entered the garden. This Kapok tree was situated in the parking lot just outside of the entrance, and its spiky bark caught my eye. The colors are slightly enhanced, but the bark was truly a greenish-blue color. Really wicked looking.

This next one just takes my breath away. The lotus is such an amazing flower! That seed pod in the middle is like something out of a fairy tale, and you can just barely see a little bee hiding in the back. This beautiful flower was part of the prehistoric garden, definitely one of my faves.

These little guys were also in the prehistoric garden, right next to the huge waterfall. I really loved the brightness of the pollen in these flowers. I could imagine what an easy target that would make for a bee on the lookout.

Several of these beautiful Easter lilies lined the pathway into the prehistoric garden. I love the flecks of yellow pollen on the white petals. And check out the awesome spider web in the upper right corner! That’s some cool shit!

Last but certainly not least, this pseudo (one image) HDR of the pond in the zen garden is tough competition for my favorite photo of this set. I only wish more of the water lilies had been in bloom.

We also took several time-lapse videos of the gardens, for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoyed joining us on our visit to the Zilker Botanical Gardens!

Zilker Zen Garden from White Hot Phoenix on Vimeo.

Sun Harvest Market

June 15th, 2010 Permalink

We’ve been in contact with the great Central Texas commercial property management company Barshop and Oles to start revamping the photography for their website. This is a photo of Sun Harvest market, an anchor store in the Brodie Oaks shopping center at Lamar and Ben White. Photos source and ©http://www.whitehotphoenix.com

We’ve been in contact with the great Central Texas commercial property management company Barshop and Oles to start revamping the photography for their website. This is a photo of Sun Harvest market, an anchor store in the Brodie Oaks shopping center at Lamar and Ben White.

Photos source and ©http://www.whitehotphoenix.com

In Another Castle

May 27th, 2010 Permalink

Sorry Mario.

Sorry Mario.

I still want to be human…

May 21st, 2010 Permalink

Right now I’m listening to Modest Mouse and uploading shit to the blog. This is filler text.

Modern home in Austin, Texas

When I was a younger child, music had a large influence on me. The title of this photograph comes from a song called “Aisha” by Death In Vegas.