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Houston is not an unfamiliar place, but finding an interesting place to take pictures in it is a bit troubling. I’ve been in the town several times, so it was off limits yesterday – I wanted to see something different. After doing some searching, decided to check out The Woodlands, a master-planned community about 30 miles north of downtown Houston, but only about half that form the airport, where I was staying.
One of the highlights of the community is the Waterway Square, a man-made river walk of sorts with water taxi rides and restaurants and shops lined up on each side of it. Just around mid-way down the waterway is a pretty cool set of dancing fountains, featured in today’s image. Occasionally, music would play, like one time Ray Charles was singing America and another was ABBA singing Dancing Queen. Along with the dancing, the water changes color often. They really are pretty cool and fun to watch.
This was one instance where having a full frame camera would have been nice, both for the dynamic range and for the wider viewing frame. I was able to get a decent shot, but would have preferred to include a bit more of the scene. Still, gotta go with what you got, which I did.
- Aperture: ƒ/10
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D
- Focal length: 17mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 3.2s