Archive for the 'Texas' Category

Utility decoration

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Texas on October 26th, 2016 by judy

Utility decoration

Murals are common in this part of Texas, and it is also common for businesses to try to draw attention away from their ugly utility meters and other distracting objects with decoration. This is the back of a building in New Braunfels.

Cuero, Texas

Posted in Architecture, Texas on October 25th, 2016 by judy

Cuero Street Scene

Cuero, Texas, street scene. We often pass through this town to get to our place in Rockport. It’s also the town with the antique auto renovation shop… For months this corner has been a construction zone. Those are new stop lights and street signs, but probably also other work. Finally most of it is gone and I took a picture. There was only one yellow and white barrier to remove at the corner… So I guess there is still some work going on.
I was wondering if these buildings had never been “modernized” or if they had been returned to their turn of the century original design. Note the row of little windows above the canopy on the middle building to provide light for the store interior.

Mom’s Bait Shop

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on October 7th, 2016 by judy

Mom's Bait Shop

Lovely day in Rockport, Texas!

Sunset in the east

Posted in Skies, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on October 2nd, 2016 by judy


Last night’s sunset facing east, opposite the sunset, 7 pm, Rockport, Texas. Beautiful pink and blue. When you watch a sunset, don’t forget to turn around and see what’s behind you!

Grungy Gruene

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on October 2nd, 2016 by judy

Grungy Gruene

This is a corner of Gruene, Texas that I particularly like – appropriately rusty metal roofs, old wood, even a Texas flag, and best of all yellow bell blooming.  For those who don’t know, the town name, Gruene, means green in German and is pronounced Green.

Chevrolet Belair Hood Ornament

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Chevrolet BelAir Convertible Hood Detail

I was working in New Braunfels on Wednesday when one of my colleagues pointed out a 1950s Chevy Belair convertible parked in front of the gallery. So of course I ran out to take pictures of it… Here’s one of its wonderful hood ornament. What a hood ornament! The finish on the car was pretty much gone and around the hood ornament some nice rust had developed…


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


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