Archive for January, 2016

General Motors Truck

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 26th, 2016 by judy

General Motors Truck

This beautiful General Motors Truck appeared in the square in Wimberley this winter. I don’t know anything about it. I searched google images and found nothing with a grill just like this one.

Tricolored Heron

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas on January 25th, 2016 by judy

Tricolored heron

This heron was captured in 2011 at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center.

Sunset at Cape Valero

Posted in Skies, Texas, Water on January 21st, 2016 by judy

Sunset at Cape Valero

Rockport, Texas

Angry Bird

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

angrybird

This is a Snowy Egret (black beak, black legs, yellow feet) who got in a fight with the bird flying away at this point. I had noticed his impressive topknot earlier, but didn’t know what was going on.

The picture below is earlier in the battle…

birdbattle

Great Egret

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

white-egret

This photograph was taken at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas.

Angel’s Trumpet II

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 16th, 2016 by judy

angelstrumptII

Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia).  I processed this version to bring out more detail in the flower.  For not quite so soft an effect I applied some treatments with Topaz Glow. This is my new go-to tool for bringing out the edges and details in flowers.  This was photographed on a light box.

General Motors Truck

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 16th, 2016 by judy

Old-Truck

This beautiful old truck was parked outside Cypress Creek Cafe last week.  I processed the photo to bring out the beauty of the truck and de-emphasize the background.

Angel’s Trumpet

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 15th, 2016 by judy

angelstrumpet

We have two Angel’s Trumpet, or Brugmansia, plants in our yard in Rockport and one of them is still blooming.    This photograph was taken using my new light box.   Usually I take flower pictures without picking them, but I’m now trying this method of lighting flowers.

Blanco River

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3rd, 2016 by judy

Cypress roots, Blanco River

Today I sold a collection of four Blanco-River-related prints at the New Braunfels Art League gallery. River Roots, Cypress Roots, Blanco River, and Blanco River Stumps. Above is River Roots.

River Roots was taken in 2007 and I recently reprocessed it in B&W.  This version emphasizes the texture of the roots and the river and de-emphasizes the other trees, especially the ones on the opposite bank.  The view is now significantly changed as the result of the flood in the spring of 2015 which took out many trees.

The other photographs can be seen in the Hill Country section of my website:

http://nichollsphoto.com

Liberty Tool Company

Posted in Nathan, New England on January 3rd, 2016 by judy

Liberty-Tool-Company

Liberty Tool Company in Liberty, Maine, is a fascinating store full of, well, old tools, antiques, hardware, even books, chocky chocky full. It was a favorite haunt of Nathan Nicholls.
 
This picture is an HDR photo taken in July of 2013 which I reprocessed yesterday.
 
You can even enjoy and buy from Liberty Tool online:
http://www.libertytoolco.com/