The Pennybacker Bridge

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Daily Photo – The Pennybacker Bridge

This place is right by my house…. I really have no excuse for not going up here almost every night! It takes less than 10 minutes to drive and hike up here… sometimes I actually feel bad about my laziness in this area.

It’s usually not too crowded up here. Maybe a couple or two will sit and watch the sunset. It’s a bit dangerous – a sharp cliff that drops off into the freeway on one side and the water on the other.

The Pennybacker Bridge This place is right by my house…. I really have no excuse for not going up here almost every night! It takes less than 10 minutes to drive and hike up here… sometimes I actually feel bad about my laziness in this area.It’s usually not too crowded up here. Maybe a couple or two will sit and watch the sunset. It’s a bit dangerous – a sharp cliff that drops off into the freeway on one side and the water on the other.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://www.thenightboat.com Pete Halewood

    Fantastic landscape shot Trey! So many great features and photographic technique displayed. Proves you don’t have to go far to get a great picture!

  • http://www.pathosphotos.com Christian

    Wow, this one is exceptionally clean and crisp.

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great composition. What’s with the antennae in the background?

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/102885931406196510193/albums Joerg

    Wonderful shot, Trey.
    Isn’t that the spot where you took your famous fireworks photo?
    Maybe just a couple of feet to the left?

  • iWantnext

    I love it Trey, and I really want to encourage you to take the drive & hike more often!

  • https://plus.google.com/100265717320622923616/posts Bill Dodd

    I’ve seen this location shot many times. Of course, this is the best one :)

  • http://www.wowphotoshdr.com Jim

    So many shots of this bridge through the years and I don’t believe I have seen this tree before. Great perspective and wonderful processing. My bridge shot from a workshop in Maine this fall. I used some of the new Topaz Receipes. http://www.wowphotoshdr.com/Other/New-England-Workshop/20182413_hThGNq#1594606384_VTjkgtS

  • http://www.davewilsonphotography.com Dave Wilson

    I’m embarrassed to admit that, despite having been in Austin 17 years and working only 5 minutes from this scene, I’ve never taken a picture of the Pennybacker Bridge from up on the hill. I really should fix that but, then again, there are so many great pictures from up there (this one included) that it would be rather tricky to come up with something new!

  • http://www.davewilsonphotography.com Dave Wilson

    PS: I forgot to mention – if anyone has the stamina for 2 photowalks on December 10th, there’s another one starting at 5pm on the south steps of the Capitol to allow us to catch the Capitol at twilight. Quite a few of us involved in that walk are going to be high-tailing it up to 37th St immediately afterwards to take part in Trey’s walk too.

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    Great shot Trey! Wish I could make it to Austin for the photowalk.

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    Forgot to mention…great Hangout last night. I watched the whole thing and really enjoyed it.

  • Gail Moshier

    Wow, spectacular photo of the bridge!! I agree with all the comments above except the negative post. It certainly isn’t boring. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Friday. Hope you have lots of folks turn out for your photo walk. So wish I could be there!!! :-)

  • John Dinneen

    Great shot, but it doesn’t sound like a place for those of us with a fear of heights.

  • Susan

    Beautiful shot Trey! Have fun at the photowalk! The hangout last night was awesome!

  • http://www.lomophotographyinfo.com/ James B.

    I like this shot! I think its nice that its in the evening.

  • Big Matty

    That is a rad picture Trey, I stumbled onto that bridge on a rainy day when I was semi-lost not knowing I was really on the edge of town.
    I always wanted to walk that trail up on that ridge and never got around to it.
    Here’s a pic you will recognize, I can see your tree too in the upper left of the photo. That’s me in the red shirt.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54447599@N05/5894967338/in/photostream

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks all!

    Jeorg – I took that photo from down ON that bridge.

  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    Awesome! I hope to make it up there when I visit. Dave, any chance you want to make your maiden voyage up that way next weekend?

    Looking forward to the photo walk on the 10th. I’ll be there after Dave and photograph around the capitol.

    See you then!

    Justin

  • http://www.JamesGriffithPhotography.com James

    Always nice to come back after awhile and see all the new and exciting shots you do!

  • http://www.wirtagraphy.com Mari

    I absolutely love this shot! The bridge and the tree absolutely do it for me in so many ways – I love the color, composition, processing, everything!

  • http://www.stewartbaird.com Stewart Baird

    Thanks for the post, Trey. Its funny that with all of your travel photos I’m most interested in visiting Austin. Jack Hollingsworth has some great iPhone posts, too from Austin.

  • Jeff Peterson

    Wow, amazing photo.

  • Gotta Run

    absolutely love this view and this shot is incredible.
    here’s a picture of the bridge from a different perspective. Trey would have taken his shot from the cliff on the left.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gottarun2009/5932301450/in/set-72157627535058945

  • zeppo

    Nice shot, how long was the exposure?

  • MinhTan Thai

    Awsome picture.  I will go to Austin on April.  Can you give me direction to this bridge?

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