Archive for the 'Texas' Category

Brown Pelican

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 2nd, 2017 by judy

Pelican

A brown pelican at Goose Island State Park. We went to see the melee of pelicans fighting over fish guts at the fish cleaning station at the park. But here’s an individual…

The Big Tree

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 1st, 2017 by judy

Big Tree

We visited Goose Island State Park and the famous Big Tree. I must say it was a rather sad visit… It is said to be 1000 years old, but clearly the tree is not well and I think has declined since the last time we went there when I don’t remember thinking it looked ill. It doesn’t appear to have the normal amount of foliage. Over the years many branches have been cut off, and you can see the previously long branch on the left has been recently cut. So visit the Big Tree while you stlil can!

Nixon, Texas

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Texas on June 7th, 2017 by judy

Nixon, Texas

I love old towns with lovely old buildings. In this case I wanted to give more of an impression of oldness than a sharp color photograph would do. Did I succeed?

Basketflower

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on June 4th, 2017 by judy

Purple Flower

This is a basketflower (Centaurea americana). The bud is a ball that looks like a basket, this is the bloom, and the seedpod is also interesting. The petals of the basketflower are delicate and flow around and behave like untamed human hair in the wind. At first glance they look like thistles, but they are not.

Tiny buds

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on May 5th, 2017 by judy

Tiny buds

I like to photograph flowers, especially features that I think people may not have noticed. The small flowers are easy to miss and difficult to photograph. I often find things after the fact that I didn’t notice, like a tiny spider. In this case I’m not sure if I noticed the water droplets.

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Posted in Architecture, Texas on May 4th, 2017 by judy

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Playing with the fisheye lens at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX. Hand-held with my Olympus OMD-EM1 II.

Allium

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on April 25th, 2017 by judy

Onion / garlic family

Allium, onion/garlic family. This was taken at Rio Bonito, along the Blanco River, during Wimberley Arts Fest. Some flowers wow us by growing in masses, like fields of bluebonnets or fields of blanket flowers. Others are not so spectacular in the large, but very beautiful in their details. There are at least two bugs in this photograph, which of course I did not see when I was taking the picture.

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.
 

Fulton Fishing Boat

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on March 19th, 2017 by judy

Fulton Fishing Boat

Fulton, Texas.  Handheld after dark shot of Fulton Harbor.

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