Long exposure architectural photography continues to intrigue me as I develop both my photography and post processing skills in this area. In a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I spent a few hours roaming around downtown checking out the architecture. Even with the beautiful State Capitol building just six blocks away, there’s a great deal of subject matter downtown. The design elements of the Comerica Bank building makes it one of the coolest looking buildings in Austin.
The tallest building in Austin, at 683 feet and 56 floors, is the Austonian Condominiums building. The Austonian is an upscale condo building featuring some of the best views of the city and the surrounding hill country. The penthouses on the upper floors start at $1.6 million. That’s a bit out of my price range. I sure would like to get access to one of the upper floors though to shoot the city at sunset and at night. The views up there look amazing!
My setup was the Fuji X-T1 on a tripod with the XF10-24mm lens with a Formatt-Hitech 16 stop ND filter. Processed in Lightroom and converted to black and white in Tonality CK.