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A long overdue return to the Imperial Sugar Factory

Back in October of 2012 I took some photos of the Imperial Sugar Factory during a rather remarkable sunset. That photo has, I'm sure, made more rounds on the internet than any of my others. Probably because the Sugar Factory is the defining land mark of Sugar Land, Texas. While I consider the photo to be well composed, I had taken it with a mediocre camera at low light conditions, not a good combination. As a result, when a potential customer attempted to but it in a large sized print, the transaction could not be completed due to the poor quality of the photo. And no amount of editing on my part could make it acceptable. So I decided it was time I made another attempt at this shot with my current camera(Canon 5D Mark III). Below is the original photo and some of my more recent shots.

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Williams Tower - Houston, Texas

This shot of Williams Tower here is one of the first I took with my current camera (5D Mark III). My wife and I went out the night I got it for some long exposure photography. I had not been able to try long exposures before as my previous point-and-shoots were not capable. 

The Williams Tower (originally named and still commonly referred to as the Transco Tower) is a 64-story, 1.4 million sq-ft class A office tower located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas. The building was designed by New York-based John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson in association with Houston-based Morris-Aubry Architects (now known as Morris Architects). Construction began in August, 1981 and was completed in December, 1982. The tower is among Houston's most visible buildings and is the 4th-tallest in Texas, the 26th-tallest in the United States, and the 140th-tallest building in the world. The Williams Tower is the tallest building in Houston outside of Downtown Houston, and at the time of its construction was believed to be the world's tallest skyscraper outside of a central business district.

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Sunset at White Lake

At White Lake in Cullinan Park just on the western outskirts of Houston, Texas. It resides in Sugar Land I believe. Mostly a nature preserve, but it has trails that spiderweb their way across the park. A little history of the park courtesy of cullinanparkconservancy.org:

The lands of Cullinan Park were first settled in 1828 by Alexander Hodge, a member of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred. For over 150 years, this Columbia Bottom land country was then used for raising cattle, sugar cane, and other crops. In 1989, Cullinan Park was acquired by the Houston Parks Board and City of Houston, and opened in 1991 as a nature preserve with improvements funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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