Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Reflections - Stevie Ray on Town Lake

Stevie Ray Vaughan, shores of Lady Bird Lake, Austin Texas

This was taken while night shooting in Austin a month or so back. The City of Austin erected this statue in 1994 to memorialize one of our favorite sons. We were experimenting with light painting and I really like the way the statue turned out.

Many thanks to James at Newtown Area Photo for hosting Weekend Reflections. Click to visit his fantastic gallery of photographs and check out some amazing "reflection" photos.

42 comments:

Martha said...

RIP Stevie Ray. Austin looks like such a great city!
Thank you for sharing and also your visit to my blog.

Pacey said...

This is simply beautiful, love the colors.

Blondie's Journal said...

Awesome, Kathy. Thanks for posting this!

xoxo
Jane

judi said...

Outstanding work!

Marla said...

Beautiful picture.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, what a gorgeous picture. It really is nice the way you see the beautiful lights in the background. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

James said...

That is a really cool picture. At first I was wondering where the reflection was until I saw the light. :) I wish I saw this statue when I was in Austin.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy, Mr. Magpie and I have family and close friends (including a godson) in Austin. It's such a pretty city. Loved seeing this, and that's a cool memorial!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila

xinex said...

Beautiful statue and beautiful shot, Kathy!...Christine

Lori E said...

Huge SRV fan. the photo is really interesting. Most of the background is blurred but the tower on the right is clear as is Stevie. Is he really that color?

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I like the way the bright lights behind is given emphasis, thereby enhancing the whole picture. A great reflection shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful lake and your picture is outstanding!I also liked that red sculpture like a great detail!
Happy weekend reflection
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

cieldequimper said...

Excellent!

Pam said...

It turned out great, I like the color.

Stine in Ontario said...

Cool shot. I love playing with the light too.

Michael said...

Interesting colours. Nice shot.

RuneE said...

Reflective red - really rare!

Thérèse said...

I can imagine it's a very good example for a "study of lights."
Very nice.

Regina said...

Nice one Kathy! Happy weekend.

Carol said...

Great photo and a nice reflection.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh this is great..Stevie was the best! I posted his parody of "Cold Shot" on another blog..was too funny (to me)..but I lost a couple of bloggers over it- ha! Have a wonderful weekend-

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Ohhh...I love Stevie Ray Vaughan!!! Honestly..I had never heard of him until I met my husband...he has several of Stevie Ray's albums! I sure didn't know that he had a statue in honor of him in Austin...how interesting!

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my new stackable pedistal plates! I really enjoyed your sweet note!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Neon lights do make warm reflections to whatever it touch. Fantastic shot!

awarewriter said...

Neat shot. The red light makes it special.

akarui said...

Very nice night shot with that red statue and the city behind.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shot!
I love the reflected light and the subtle reflections beyond the branches on the right.
I'm thinking a little night shooting practice is something I should do. :)

Thanks for your visit!

Lynn said...

mm-mm mmm. Love me some Stevie Ray.
Gone WAY too soon.

Jientje said...

That's a very creative shot, I love how you played with the light, it makes this extra special!

Rebecca said...

Neat shot. I like the way the statue is in front of that sky scraper in the background.

Bim said...

Great colours - also on the water.

Dimple said...

Hi, thanks for the visit! Neat photo! I have a cousin who lives with his family in Austin, but I know it's a big city, so you probably don't know him. Have a great day!

marytomaselli said...

Kathy, thanks for visiting my weekend Reflections! What a great shot at night. I need to learn how to do that! Nice job! :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is awesome Kathy. I hope this finds you having a super w/k. Thank you for always coming by and saying hello.. I've entered you in the basket give away.. good luck..
hugs ~lynne~

Icy BC said...

This is just wonderful to see!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful shot, terrific colors.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! How interesting that you all have a statue of Stevie Ray! I like the effect of the light, too! I've been a bad bloggy buddy and could think of nothing but my roof problems, so I had missed the previous post. How cool that there are ruins!!! I love the sun shining through...kind of a Stonehenge-ish effect! Hope you are feeling much better!...hugs...Debbie

DesignTies said...

Wow, that's so neat!! Stevie Ray Vaughan looks great in red :-)

Thanks for your feedback on our mini blog makeover. Lightning fast is good!! And yes, Katie designed our header and blog layout :-)

Kelly

Bonnie said...

Hi Kathy, what a great shot! I have been wanting to visit Austin for a while now. Heard really great things about it.

Have a great day,
Bonnie

Lee said...

Art is about the light isn't it?
Great pic.
Lee

Melissa Miller said...

What a gorgeous photo Kathy! Austin is so pretty. My entire Moms side of the family is from Texas. I have a cousin that lives in Austin. He's a sports editor for the Austin Times for many years.

Thanks for your great encouragment on my healthy eating and life changes. It's been tough but I'm still plugging along. I'm grateful for the results I'm getting. I do feel so much better these days.

~Happy Halloween! ~Melissa :)

Lori said...

Where have you been? Are you feeling better? Thanks for the visit!

We really only come inside when it rains!!!LOL

Deb said...

great Texas photo...