Archive for the 'Texas' Category

Grace

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on August 24th, 2016 by judy

Great BLue Heron Pair in Flight

Great Blue Heron pair in flight near the rookery. Last night I was playing around with some techniques and textures and came up with this… Grace like this is what makes humans want to “fly like a bird.”

Cholla Cluster

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on August 23rd, 2016 by judy

Cholla Cluster

In 2007 we went to Big Bend State Park in mid April. The flowers that year were fantastic! My popular Cholla piece originates from that trip. Today I worked on another photograph from that trip, another Cholla.
 
The post processing treatment on this is similar to the original Cholla although I constantly change the tools I use and the way I use them. I also reserve the right to “fiddle” with a particular piece each time I print it… So one print and another of the same name may be slightly different. However, if I change them significantly, I change the name.
 
In this case most of the work is to make the flowers “pop” and the background not pop. I often use a tool to bring out “edges” on flowers. I think our eyes see edges better than cameras anyway… But I like the increased detail because I hope it helps people see things they do not normally notice.
 
By the way, for those who constantly ask “what camera do you use” this was taken with a small sensor superzoom fixed lens camera, the Panasonic FZ50. Of course, it’s no longer with me but it served me very well.

Driftwood Store at Night

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on August 18th, 2016 by judy

Driftwood Store at Night

Driftwood, Texas.

Island in the River

Posted in B&W, Hill Country, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas, Water on August 15th, 2016 by judy

Island-in-the-River

This is an infrared photograph of the Blanco River before the flood. I call it “Island in the River.” I have not checked if this island is still there. Intended to go to the river today, but it’s wet… very wet… Wimberley, TX

Tree

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on August 7th, 2016 by judy

Goliad State Park Tree

Shapely tree at Goliad State Park, captured with my infrared camera.

Haybales and Clouds

Posted in Landscapes, Texas on August 5th, 2016 by judy

Haybales and Clouds

The clouds were so beautiful when we were driving from Wimberley to Rockport on Wednesday. When I saw this field of haybales (and no power lines), I knew I had to stop. I’ve applied a little painterly effect…

Mural in Refugio

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on August 1st, 2016 by judy

Mural-in-Refugio

More fun from driving back and forth between Wimberley and Rockport. This is a mural on what must have once been a filling station in Rufugio.

This is also an opportunity to mention how to properly pronounce Refugio, Texas. ruh-Fewr-ee-oh. Yep, it has an r sound here… OK, that may not be clear, how I wrote it, so you can listen. You want the second pronunciation — the Texas one of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQSWkle7ac

Lotus Flower in the Evening Sun

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 31st, 2016 by judy

Lotus Flower in Evening Sun

Lotus Flower in Evening Sun. I love lotus flowers so I was very excited when I found a pond along TX 35 in Rockport that is chocky full of lotus flowers! Can only get very close in a boat or at least waders, so this was taken with a long telephoto…

Wine grapes

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on July 29th, 2016 by judy

Vineyard tour

These are wine grapes just starting to turn.  This photograph was taken on a vineyard tour at Driftwood Winery.

Art Deco in Rockport

Posted in Architecture, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on July 27th, 2016 by judy

Winery on the Bay

I love Art Deco buildings and here’s one in Rockport, TX. Nice painted jeep too, huh?