Commentary on Cranes and Their Creations

Travel back to the future of Austin, Texas—when the cranes came to build condos.

Here's my look back to 2004, when I became smitten with Austin, and soon found it vanishing.

RGB? CMYK? Funny You Should Ask

A frustrating bout with my inkjet printer led me to exploring the meaning of RGB and CMYK.

Whitley’s Went. Then Came A Tower.

An 18-story tower arises from a humble print shop in downtown Austin.

Turning Silver at the Saxon

How does a beloved Austin music icon thrive for 25 years in a city on growth steroids?

Back By Popular Demand

Backed by a new band, The Towering Cranes, Austin's most beloved icon appears daily on the shore of Lady Bird Lake.

Yes, Austin, Funk and Swank Can Coexist

Happy 175th birthday, Austin! As our boom times continue, here's an ode to peaceful coexistence straight out of a Johnny Cash song.

When All of the Stars Align

What does it mean to a photographer when all of the stars align?

A Horse Named U

Which Austin, Texas landmark has this fantastic neon symbol of its name?

Shakespeare Slept Here (in Austin)

A little-known fact about Austin, Texas, is that Shakespeare spent his formative years here.

Following the Signs

Signs can lead you in many directions. Follow a few of these to see where they lead you.

So Many Signs, So Little Time

Life gets a lot more interesting when you try to make sense of all of the signs.

Landmarks We Have Loved and Lost

Take a tour of the Austin landmarks we've loved and lost (but not forgotten).

We Are The Champions!

Honor Austin's unique spirit and view a slideshow of our many longtime survivors. Hail to our champions!

You’ll Always Have Choices

Life is all about choices, and there's one area in which you'll only have two. Unless you have three.

All the Signs Pointed Me in One Direction

Sometimes you have to look to signs to see the sign you were meant to see.

Tapping Into The Power of Power Lines

Yes, you can turn on the power by making power lines into a powerful element in your photographs.

Thriving in Austin Requires Dogged Endurance

Surviving as a local landmark in a city where development is on steroids takes a special quality.

Count the Condos and the Cranes

Get a panoramic view of Austin's condos and cranes by kayak, from the center of Lady Bird Lake.

Where There’s a Sunset Party Every Night

Where's there a sunset party every night where the sky-gazing and the people-watching compete?

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