I thought I would wind up the posts for our stay in Austin with one of photos that I liked but that didn't find their way into any of the other posts on our trip.
These first few are black & white shots that could have been included in my post of Austin architecture, except that I took them on my last visit to Austin's downtown area, after I had already done a post on architecture. The first is obviously a structural support for one of the bridges over Lady Bird Lake.
The next is of an older building in the downtown area. The day was cloudy and I liked the way the light was being reflected in the 1960s(?) building's windows.
The third is of a stairway leading down a level from the pavilion at the front of the LBJ Library building. An interesting abstract, I thought.
The following is of some park benches adjacent to the walking/running/biking trail that extends along the north side of Lady Bird Lake.
Speaking of benches, here is a shot of a couple outside the front entrance to the LBJ Library. I liked the way that the reflections of the benches in the windows were dark, creating a sort of contrasting symmetry.
One of the last places we visited was the Zilker Botanical Gardens. They were surprisingly extensive and offered a quiet interlude from the city's hurly-burly. But I found them a little boring, actually. However, I did like one of the wrought iron gates leading into the gardens. These gates were obviously custom-made and were much larger than the portion I wound up shooting. However, I was limited by the fact that I wanted to pose the dark of the wrought iron against the cloudy but light sky and only a small portion of the gate was available for that perspective. Note the spider's web.
I liked this 6th Street nightclub neon sign for the way the light was being reflected off the nearby brick walls.
The following shot, of a musician on 6th Street, is very poor technically. The light was poor; the musician was moving, causing motion blur; and there is minimal definition. But I thought that the shot somehow caught nicely the spirit of the situation.
Finally, after having visited the Texas Capitol building four times, I finally visited the Texas Capitol Visitors Center, located just a half block south of the Capitol itself. Turns out, I hadn't missed much. But I did like the following serendipitous shot that featured a series of complementary arches.