Archive for the 'B&W' Category

Anacua Tree in Infrared

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas on May 11th, 2016 by judy

Anacua tree

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.

Presidio La Bahia

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Infrared, Texas on April 28th, 2016 by judy

Presidio La Bahia

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.

Oaks beside a pond

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on April 27th, 2016 by judy

Oaks beside a pond

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.

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas on April 20th, 2016 by judy

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga,

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…

Dick and Charley’s Tea Room

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Nature, Texas, Water on December 18th, 2015 by judy

Dick and Charley's Tea Room in B&WThis is a B&W interpretation of Dick and Charley’s Tea Room on Caddo Lake.  To me it has the feeling of coming to get a bit of moonshine after dark…

White Prickly Poppies line drawing

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on May 19th, 2015 by judy

White Prickly Poppies

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.

Abandoned church, or was it a school

Posted in B&W, Old and rusty on August 19th, 2014 by judy

Abandoned church, or is it a school

I’ve been watching this building disintegrate for a few years. This time I took its picture with my infrared camera. Illinois farming community.

Exploring St. Elmo in B&W

Posted in B&W, Old and rusty on November 22nd, 2011 by judy

CR-162, Nathrop, Colorado