Hello, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
This is a photo that I took back in November of 2011 after the city of San Antonio first changed the Riverwalk decorations from the old style Christmas lights to the newer LED lights. I stood in the spot on the Riverwalk for about 15 minutes waiting for the right moment to be able to take the bracketed shots (I used -1, 0, and +1 to get this shot) without any people walking through the scene. I think it was definitely well worth the wait!
The photo was taken near the Omni Del Mansion Del Rio (it is the wall on the right side of the photo). You can see one of the bridges that crosses the Riverwalk in the distance, as well as Rita's (and sister restaurant Pizzaritas) on the left side of the photo. I used the newest version of Photomatix to process this shot and honestly, I had to do very little after processing in Photoshop. So if you need a Christmas gift for the photographer in your life, I would recommend Photomatix as it is currently on sale, and it is a great deal!
Riverwalk Christmas, Looking West
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