Balcones Canyonlands NWR Sunset HDR

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Not far from my house is a place called Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. This place exists mainly to protect the habitat of some endangered songbirds, but it also has several hiking trails. I have lived in Central Texas for more than 15 years and have not been out there, so in mid-December I went. The hiking trails that I visited on this day are … Continue reading Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Full Frame DSLR and APS-C DSLR Comparison

When it comes to sensor size, there are basically two kinds of DSLR cameras on the market. One is the full frame DSLR based on the 35mm film format and the other is the smaller APS-C or crop frame DSLR. The APS-C cameras are generally lower cost and lighter weight and generally very good for most photography. The full frame cameras are heavier and more … Continue reading Full Frame DSLR and APS-C DSLR Comparison

Georgetown Courthouse Christmas Lights

Georgetown at Christmas

Georgetown Texas is the county seat where I live and the county courthouse is usually decorated well for Christmas. I went down Christmas evening when there wouldn’t be much traffic and took some photos. Below is a two image panorama of the back side of the courthouse. I was across the street and my 24mm lens was not quite wide enough to take in the … Continue reading Georgetown at Christmas

Peacock Mayfield Park Austin

Peacocks and Downtown

My daughter is into photography and so one Saturday we went down to Austin on a photo shoot. It’s always nice when your teenage daughter wants to do something with you. The first place we went was to a park that has peacocks. I have been here before, but I have never been able to get the peacocks on the ground displaying their feathers. Today … Continue reading Peacocks and Downtown