HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > San Antonio

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 7:24 AM
Boquillas's Avatar
Boquillas Boquillas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 80221
Posts: 1,372
San Antonio northwest-side panorama

Now that I finally have access to a real computer, I can start posting some SA pics. This was taken from a vacant lot in Crownridge, and shows a good portion of the far Northwest midrises, including the Medical Center on the right, and a little of downtown, too. Sorry for the jpeg artifacture. I'll try to do a better quality one later.




a quickr pickr post
__________________
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close

Flickr Blog Site
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 7:34 AM
Boquillas's Avatar
Boquillas Boquillas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 80221
Posts: 1,372
Sorry-- here's a higher-quality version




a quickr pickr post
__________________
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close

Flickr Blog Site
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 8:18 AM
21bl0wed's Avatar
21bl0wed 21bl0wed is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 627
WOW thats a great picture...Seriously like one of the best i've seen of SA in general.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 10:09 AM
Double L's Avatar
Double L Double L is offline
Houston:Considered Good
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 4,483
That is a really good picture! Can you see the downtown skyline from the Fiesta Texas Tower?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 1:01 PM
Boris Boris is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,730
That's awesome. I wish I knew how to do pans.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 1:20 PM
Mopacs's Avatar
Mopacs Mopacs is offline
Austinite
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin.TX.USA
Posts: 4,145
GREAT PANO!! Looks to have been taken from or near the Westin resort at La Cantera? The zoom on your camera is great, as I"ve never seen such great level of detail of downtown San Antonio from that vantage point.
__________________
Austin.Texas.USA
Home of the 2005 National Champion Texas Longhorns
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 7:05 PM
Schertz1 Schertz1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 479
Very Nice!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 7:38 PM
Texan101's Avatar
Texan101 Texan101 is offline
Onward
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greater London
Posts: 595
Wow one of the best panos of SA ive seen! Great job.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 7:50 PM
Boquillas's Avatar
Boquillas Boquillas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 80221
Posts: 1,372
Thanks everyone! Mopacs- correct!--the vantage point was south of Camp Bullis Road in an undeveloped lot in a neighborhood near Crownridge, just northeast of the Westin Resort at La Cantera (which is closer to Fiesta Texas). Double L- the last time I was on the freefall tower thing at Fiesta Texas, my eyes weren't open, so I don't know if you can see downtown from there. I'm working on a labeled version, too. I also took some panos from Helotes, and some just west of Camp Bullis on the opposite side of I-10 as this one. I'll try and get them up.
__________________
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close

Flickr Blog Site
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2007, 11:37 PM
Boquillas's Avatar
Boquillas Boquillas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 80221
Posts: 1,372
Here's another hastily put-together pano from near Camp Bullis road east of I-10




a quickr pickr post
__________________
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close

Flickr Blog Site
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 1:01 AM
SA-Town's Finest's Avatar
SA-Town's Finest SA-Town's Finest is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SAN ANTONIO
Posts: 82
they both are pretty awesome, you should do another from a diferent side of town.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 1:42 AM
matttwentyeight matttwentyeight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 372
that last one really makes downtown look pretty cool. good job taken photos, boquillas!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 4:09 AM
Complex01's Avatar
Complex01 Complex01 is offline
Endless Moments...
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas...
Posts: 2,927
Yes that is an awesome shot, i love it. I can just imagine it at night, or during a thunderstorm at night, nice....


Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 5:29 AM
potts potts is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 52
Great shots! Just think how cool the skyline will look once at&t consolidates its operations into its brand new 700ft glass tower! (wishful thinking )
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jan 13, 2007, 1:05 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
I ♥ NY
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 48,646
Beautiful, those have to be the 1st or 2nd best panos of San Antonio I've seen. That last one is really nice with the greenery and skylines. Very cool, thanks!
__________________
I love chicken, I love liver, Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver - Dr. Evil

Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries. - Wanye
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jan 13, 2007, 4:21 AM
Boquillas's Avatar
Boquillas Boquillas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 80221
Posts: 1,372
Thanks, guys! Wish I were still in town to take more. These are all a little hazy because they were taken at the height of the smoke from the brush fire in Helotes. Though, after spending a summer in Montana during forest-fire season, SA's got it easy. I've gotta say, the great, free-access DT views are disappearing as all the hills in the NW side are being developed and becoming gated. The far north and northeast sides have views as well, but the hills are'nt near as high as the Helotes/Camp Bullis area (around 1500'). Still, for a great downtown view, NE-siders should try Comanche Lookout Park on Nacogdoches just inside 1604. Early in the morning, when the light is right, you can get great detail of DT if you have a good camera with a true-optical or telephoto zoom (not a digital zoom). Especially if you go a day after it rains, so the moisture takes all the particles out of the air. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to when the weather was perfect. Anyway, here are some large-scale pics from NW-side vantage points, plus some bonus shots of Austin.

Downtown from Crownridge


Downtown from Camp Bullis area


Stone Oak area from Camp Bullis


Medical Center from San Antonio Ranch subdivision in Helotes


Downtown Austin from S. Congress


Night shots from New Year's Eve










a quickr pickr post
__________________
"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close

Flickr Blog Site
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jan 13, 2007, 5:09 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
I ♥ NY
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 48,646
Dude, those are great! Thanks.
__________________
I love chicken, I love liver, Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver - Dr. Evil

Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries. - Wanye
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > San Antonio
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:23 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.