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Photographing Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

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New in the exciting series that combines wanderlust with the art of photography!
Ask a Texan to name his favorite part of the state and he’ll probably say the Hill Country. This rolling open country, crisscrossed by creeks and rivers, wooded with ancient live oaks and junipers, holds many rewarding sites for photographers—like the huge granite dome of Enchanted Rock, and the cypress-lined Guadalupe River.
Laurence Parent shows you the best ...

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Photographing Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide)

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Overview

New in the exciting series that combines wanderlust with the art of photography!
Ask a Texan to name his favorite part of the state and he’ll probably say the Hill Country. This rolling open country, crisscrossed by creeks and rivers, wooded with ancient live oaks and junipers, holds many rewarding sites for photographers—like the huge granite dome of Enchanted Rock, and the cypress-lined Guadalupe River.
Laurence Parent shows you the best photo spots in the most popular places as well as the best photo ops in the area’s little-known gems. He also covers scenic spots to photograph in the two large cities on the edge of the Hill Country—Austin and San Antonio. Not only does he help you identify great locations, he also offers solid advice on the best time of year to visit, the best time of day to shoot, and tips and techniques for getting the most out of your time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881509410
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/5/2012
  • Series: Photographer's Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,384,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professional photographer Laurence Parent lives and works in Texas and travels extensively to photograph.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Using This Book 10

How I Photograph Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country 11

I The Western Hill Country

1 Amistad National Recreation Area 17

2 Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site 19

3 Devils River State Natural Area 20

4 Kickapoo Cavern State Park 22

5 Caverns of Sonora 23

6 Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area 25

7 Fort McKavett State Historic Site 26

8 South Llano River State Park 28

9 Highway RM 337 29

10 Garner State Park 31

11 Lost Maples State Natural Area 32

12 Hill Country State Natural Area 34

13 Bandera 37

II The Eastern Hill Country

14 Mason County Wildflowers 41

15 Llano County Wildflowers 43

16 Colorado Bend State Park 45

17 Inks Lake State Park 46

18 Longhorn Cavern State Park 47

19 Enchanted Rock State Natural Area 48

20 Willow City Loop 51

21 LBJ State Park and National Historical Park 53

22 Old Highway 9 55

23 Cave Without a Name 57

24 Cibolo Creek 57

25 Guadalupe River State Park 58

26 Honey Creek State Natural Area 61

27 Natural Bridge Caverns 62

28 Gruene and the Guadalupe River 62

29 San Marcos River 64

30 Wimberley 66

31 Krause Springs 69

32 Pedernales Falls State Park 70

33 Hamilton Pool and Reimers Ranch 72

34 Westcave Preserve 74

35 Lake Georgetown 75

36 Private Ranches 77

III Austin

37 Texas State Capitol 79

38 Downtown Skyline 80

39 Downtown 81

40 Lady Bird Lake 82

41 Zilker Botanical Garden 85

42 Barton Creek 85

43 University of Texas 86

44 Laguna Gloria and Mayfield Park 89

45 Mount Bonnell 90

46 Loop 360 Bridge 90

47 McKinney Falls State Park 92

IV San Antonio

48 The Alamo 95

49 The River Walk 96

50 Southwest School of Art 98

51 Central Library 99

52 San Fernando Cathedral 99

53 King William Historic District 101

54 McNay Art Museum 102

55 San Antonio Botanical Garden 103

56 Brackenridge Park 104

57 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 105

Favorites 109

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