Archive for July, 2016

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?

Lotus

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 8th, 2016 by judy

lotusflower

There is a pond in Rockport that is almost entirely covered by lotus. I managed to capture a few despite the strong wind…

Port Bay Before Sunset

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

Port Bay before Sunset

Last evening the sun rays were beautiful before sunset, but the closer to sunset we got the less color there was in the sky.  So here is Port Bay before sunset.

Rockport Fireworks

Posted in Skies, Texas Coastal Bend on July 5th, 2016 by judy

Rockport FIreworks

Rockport Texas fireworks taken from our house at the opposite side of Salt Lake, about 5 miles as the crow flies. I used 8 sec, ISO 100, F16, and 300mm focal length (450mm 35mm equivalent). This is part of the finale.

Blood Red Sun

Posted in Skies, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 1st, 2016 by judy

redsunLast night returning from dinner at Shempy’s in Aransas Pass we noticed the sun was blood red. I drove as quickly as I could to the nearest place I knew of that we could see the sun set. Few clouds, houses behind where the sun is setting now, foreground water wasn’t working, and the sun wasn’t even coming out red in my photos… This morning I started playing with the photo and came up with this. I like this effect — what do you think?