Zilker Botanical Gardens

Monday morning greetings from Austin Texas!

Back on the road again this week and that’s always a good thing. We have been taking advantage of all the good weather in Central Illinois the past couple of weeks to be outside shooting a bunch of architectural photography for a client and that’s worked out very nicely. Last week we made a quick trip down to Quincy, Il. and then a few days later down to St. Louis for another shoot. This week we’re in Austin and it’s going to be a little toasty weather wise being outside, but that’s the nature of the business.

People are always amazed when we drive so much to these shoots and there’s a myriad of reasons why we choose to drive instead of flying. No, we aren’t afraid to fly! 🙂 There can be delays in flights, camera gear doesn’t show up on time, excess baggage fees by the airlines have become outrageous, etc., etc., etc. Well one of the things that driving allows us to do is to stop along the way and shoot photos and that’s probably the best reason that we like to drive. Mind you, we don’t always stop and shoot photos, but the opportunity is there and when we see something good, we stop and shoot!

I arrived in Austin yesterday afternoon and had a few hours to swing by the Zilker Botanical Gardens and walk around and take a few snaps. Even though it was hot and humid, it’s still always a very good thing to be outside shooting photos! The gardens are right across the river from downtown Austin, so it’s very convenient to stop by for a visit.

Here’s a few of my snaps from an hour spent at the Zilker Botanical Gardens.

It’s time to get to work, so we hope that you’re going to have a great week to come and thanks as always for checking out our work!

Kev and Jan

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It’s about that time of the year!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

It looks like we might actually be seeing the weather turn just a bit here in Central Illinois and it sure is a welcome thing. After having a week of hot and humid to rainy and humid, yesterday the weather turned with the humidity dropping and the temperatures at a comfortable 75 degrees and abundant sunshine. After a long hot dry summer it’s a very welcome change and one that I really look forward too!

With the change of seasons here in the Midwest, we also know that it’s about time for harvesting season. The corn and soybeans are looking good and pretty soon we’ll start to see the combines working in the fields. I always enjoy seeing them out working and knowing that they have a short time to get the crops harvested before the weather turns to winter. It’s also at this time of the year that we get the “harvest moon” and some of the best and most colorful sunsets around. We’re going to be on the road a bunch coming up, so hopefully we’ll be in town for a bit to be able to get some of those wonderful images!

Here’s one of my snaps of the corn fields and they are almost ready to be harvested.

Well it’s time to get busy because we’ve got a busy week!

Thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work and we hope that you’re going to have a great week to come!

Kev and Jan

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