These are wine grapes just starting to turn. This photograph was taken on a vineyard tour at Driftwood Winery.
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There is a pond in Rockport that is almost entirely covered by lotus. I managed to capture a few despite the strong wind…
Last evening the sun rays were beautiful before sunset, but the closer to sunset we got the less color there was in the sky. So here is Port Bay before sunset.
Last night returning from dinner at Shempy’s in Aransas Pass we noticed the sun was blood red. I drove as quickly as I could to the nearest place I knew of that we could see the sun set. Few clouds, houses behind where the sun is setting now, foreground water wasn’t working, and the sun wasn’t even coming out red in my photos… This morning I started playing with the photo and came up with this. I like this effect — what do you think?
I find harbors very difficult to photograph. In general, they are way too busy for my taste and it’s hard to find a viewpoint that provides an interesting photograph. This one isolates a few boats, nicely lined up, no background junk. I like the reflections, the water – sky transition, the name of the foreground boat. It’s interesting enough that you can look longer at it than a quick glance. I did remove one small distraction but otherwise it’s pretty much as I shot it.
I took my fisheye lens to Goliad State Park on the way to the coast. This is Mission Espiritu Santo in fisheye, with a painterly effect applied. It’s easy to get the church with any normal lens, but I love the arcade and wanted to get a photograph with the arcade and the church.
It looks like it once occupied the entire busy corner but now a Pizza Hut has taken the corner spot. Or maybe a filling station once took the corner spot. The layout is old style motel of the best sort — you not only park near your motel room, you get a garage!