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Looking Through the Mission Door

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on February 21st, 2017 by judy

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Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, Texas.   Your eye sees the outside as well as the dim inside.  A photograph can be made to do so as well using HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques.

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.

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.

Window and Flowers

Posted in Architecture, Flowers and Plants, Western on August 15th, 2016 by judy

Window and Flowers, Taos

Found in Taos, New Mexico

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?

Looking out of Mission Espiritu Santo

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on June 19th, 2016 by judy

Looking out of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park, Texas.  This photograph was taken with a fisheye lens, corrected to look more or less right, then the dynamic range (brightness and darkness) adjusted. This view shows both the angels (?) above the door with their blue and white striped background, the beautiful doors, as well as the anaqua tree (aka sandpaper tree) outside. This mission was rebuilt (as best they knew how) by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.
 
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goliad
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Mission Espiritu Santo

Posted in Architecture, Texas on June 17th, 2016 by judy

Mission Espiriti Santo
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.

Rock-a-Bye Motel, Luling, Texas

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on June 14th, 2016 by judy

Rock-a-Bye Motel

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!

Looking through the window

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on May 4th, 2016 by judy

Mission through a window

Looking through the window at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX.  More playing with dynamic range…