1400 Smith St. & 1500 Louisiana St.

Some photos of 1400 Smith St. & 1500 Louisiana St.

Walking around downtown trying to find different angles on these two buildings was a bit of a challenge. !400 Smith and 1500 Louisiana were both formerly headquarters to Enron. Both buildings are now used by Chevron, with a third planned 50-story, 1.7 million SF tower proposed by Chevron designed by HOK.

1400 Smith was developed Brookfield Properties and designed by Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates, completed in 1983.

1500 Louisiana was developed by Hines and designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, completed in 2002.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Some recent photos from the Contemporary Arts Museum.

I also did a few “speed edits” to show how I edited a couple of these in Photoshop CC 2019. Videos below. There are a lot of things I could’ve done differently that probably would’ve saved time and been more efficient but I figured these were good enough to test my new-to-me screen recording software (OBS Studio).

Phillips Exeter Academy

I made a trip out to Phillips Exeter Academy while in New Hampshire. It’s an old private boarding school dating back to 1781. Phillips Exeter Academy is probably best known for their massive library designed by Louis Khan in 1971, but the whole campus was amazing. Here are some photos from my trip.

New Hampshire Barn - Star Timelapse

This is kind of my first attempt at an Astro Time lapse. It was shot on a Canon 5D MkIV, 10 second shutter speed, ISO 3200, 15 second intervals. I shot for about and hour and a half totaling around 350 photos. I was surprised how far the stars moved in that time frame.

My first “normal” time lapse of the scene yielded interesting results but the stars were so small and there was nothing in the sky large enough to draw attention (like the milky way) as they moved. Because of this, I decided to put my files into StarStax. StarStax takes all of the photos and layers them with each previous photo added to the next via blend mode. You can adjust the streak lengths and save the files individually in order to ultimately create a time lapse. There’s a lot more StarStax can do but I kept it relatively simple for this.

My finished timelapse is a result of StarStax’s layered streaks, which I think helps show the movement of the stars during that hour and a half I photographed them.

The Glassell School of Art

Some recent photos of the Glassell School of Art and Museum District. There's been a lot of construction in front of the building on Montrose, so I plan on going back later to shoot the exterior a bit more.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Downtown Houston April

Houston Med Center

Bioscience Research Collaborative and The O'Quinn Medical Tower at St. Luke's

Ireland June 17