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Impression of an old tractor

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 17th, 2017 by judy

Impression of an old tractor

I found this tractor in Oakville, TX.

Whizzerville

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on November 16th, 2017 by judy

McMahon Texas

McMahan, Texas. It was once called Whizzerville, which is why the other building in town says it’s Whizzerville…
 
“In 1914 the McMahan community had two general stores and seventy-five residents; much of the local economy was based on goats, cattle, sorghum, and cotton.”
 
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlm48

Lost in Time

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 15th, 2017 by judy

Lost in time

More from Oakville, Texas.

Tractor Memories

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 15th, 2017 by judy

Tractor Memories

This was taken in Oakville, TX. Oakville was established in 1856 but began to decline after the railroad line bypassed it. The county seat was moved to George West in 1919. The courthouse is gone but the old limestone jailhouse is still standing. The town was recently rejuvenated as a tourist attraction, but, sadly, that doesn’t seem to be active now.

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on October 30th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride barbecue with motorcycles

Texas Pride Barbecue with motorcycles. Great barbecue, great antiques! It’s in Adkins, TX.

In the Shop

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on October 21st, 2017 by judy

In the shop

Inside the shop in Cuero where I take a lot of my recent old car photos. This one will be turned into a like-new (or even better?) Model A Ford.

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on September 29th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

Stopped for barbecue on the way from Rockport to Wimberley…

Texas Pride Barbecue

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on August 16th, 2017 by judy

Texas Pride Barbecue

This is Texas Pride Barbecue, Adkins, TX. We intended to have some barbecue here after a stop to put more art work at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, but it turns out Texas Pride is closed on Monday. Not only was it closed, you can’t even take photos because of a big ugly fence and electric fence! Darn!
 
This gave me an opportunity to try out my new fisheye lens. Hanging over the fence but careful not to touch the electric wire, I took a few very wide angle shots. Of course I applied a few of my favorite effects. I also applied a little de-fisheye. Later I’ll probably work some textures into it, but for now, here’s a preview.
 
The lens is very interesting. I’ve moved from Sony and Olympus to entirely Olympus and I don’t have a fisheye lens any more. I didn’t want to spend a lot on one because I don’t use fisheye very often. So when I saw Olympus sells a $100 lens-cap fisheye lens (HUH?) and read the reviews, I decided to “splurge”. It seems sharp enough. It is not 180 degrees but I always found a true fisheye too wide anyway, so I thought I’d be happier with this and I am.

Arcade

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Old and rusty, Texas on April 1st, 2017 by judy

Arcade, Mission Concepcion

Arcade at Mission Concepcion, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, taken with an infrared camera.   This National Historical Park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions.
 

Mission San Jose

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Old and rusty, Texas on March 17th, 2017 by judy

Mission San Jose

This is Mission San Jose taken with an infrared camera and post processed with a few adjustments and textures…  This is one of 4 missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park.

https://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm