The Swollen Trinity River at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Shot at Night

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The Swollen Trinity River at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Shot at Night

Over the last few months North Texas and most parts of Texas has gotten more rain in a short period time than it has had in decades. Parts of the Hill Country, Houston, Austin, and DFW have flooded out. The lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams are full and looking healthy. Even with all the lose, its great to see Texas out of its decade long drought. Last night I had the chance to visit the swollen Trinity River at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to shoot the bridge at night. As you can see, the river is still well above its normal levels even with almost a week without rain. I imagine that in a few weeks, if not sooner, the river will be back to normal.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was designed by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava that stands at 400 foot center arch that connects the Woodall Rodgers Freeway to Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas. In the near future, I will write a complete write up with pictures of the bridge and surrounding areas in both at night and during the day.

Night Photography

Recently I have gotten into night photography. I have tried everything from light painting, full moon photography, to playing with light trails and I have to say I love it. One of the places I have always wanted to photograph was the Dallas Skyline along the Trinity River and on June 5th, 2015 I had that chance. Since my regular camera is down, I borrowed an older Canon EOS Rebel T1i and a kit lens (not the greatest option for night photography.) But it worked out pretty well. I shot a ton of pictures testing different ISO settings, f-stops, and exposure times to find the perfect shot. Out of the fifty plus shots I took, only seven came out and I will be sharing them over the next few weeks.

About the Image

I shot the above image with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens before midnight. I then processed the image with Adobe Lightroom.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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