Archive for the 'B&W' Category
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
This is an anacua tree at Goliad State Park. Also known as the sandpaper tree because of the feel of its leaves, the tree lives in eastern Mexico and southern Texas. This is an infrared photograph.
This is an infrared photograph of Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Texas. According to Wikipedia: The Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, known more commonly as Presidio La Bahia, or simply La Bahia is a fort constructed by the Spanish Army that became the nucleus of the modern-day city of Goliad, Texas. Goliad also is home to the wonderful Goliad State Park with its wonderful mission restored by the CCC in the 1930s. There is a small fee to enter, but the interior is well worth a visit.
The graceful lines of these oak trees attracted me to try to photograph them with the pond in the foreground. This is the rookery area near Goose Island State Park, now inside a gated community development. This photo was taken with my infrared camera. An infrared photograph taken in sunlight turns most green leaves white, which in this case emphasizes the lines of the tree trunks and branches in a way a normal photograph would not.
This is an infraared photo of Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, in Goliad State Park in Goliad, TX. This mission was reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. (Texans should know that most of the Texas state parks are works of the CCC to this day…) This is an infrared photograph, converted to B&W and then manipulated with various tools…
This is a kind of line drawing version of White Prickly Poppies (see below). The feeling is totally different from the original or the version below where I tried to pull out the transparent character of the petals, but still I think interesting.
They are now at their peak now in this part of the Hill Country and you often see clumps of these beautiful plants along the road. We are lucky to have a number of them on our property. This photo, however, was taken earlier in the spring on Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg.