Late Saturday afternoon it was time for another hot mid-August hike. I headed out for the Balcones Canyonland Wildlife Refuge with my full camera backpack hoping that something would inspire me to shoot it. It has been one of the hottest summers on record and we have had very little rain this year, so the… Read More Dry Summer at the Wildlife Refuge
I am going to be doing some traveling this year for hiking, photography, camping, and fun and the thing that has been missing from my camera bag is a long zoom lens for shooting wildlife or even long focal length landscapes photos. So, I have acquired a Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens and… Read More NIKKOR Z 100-400mm Zoom Lens Review
I was inspired to go try some woodland type photography after work one day last week. The sky was overcast so I thought it might be nice to shoot in among the trees with the diffuse light from above. Central Texas is not known for its woody forests, but there are some forested areas along… Read More Woodland Photography
Does it really matter that much what time of day you take a landscape photo? I thought of this quite a bit while out hiking Friday afternoon. There was an old dried out tree branch that I have photographed before in the tall grass and there was a nice breeze as well, so I took… Read More Does an Hour Make Much Difference?
It’s not spring yet in central Texas, but it is getting close. It’s early March and I am anticipating wildflower season. But the plants have not awakened yet. The Indian grass has gone from gold to brown and the only green to be found is on the Ashe Juniper. The dead colors and threatening sky… Read More Waiting for Spring
Getting out and shooting mediocre photos is much more fun that staying home in my opinion. So with that thought in my head, I went hiking yesterday. Climbing the rocky trails with a full backpack of camera, lenses, tripod, water bottle, etc. is good exercise even if I don’t shoot a photo. It was a… Read More Golden Hour / Blue Hour
I went for a nice hike on a cool Sunday afternoon at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge – Warbler Vista. I hung around an overlook to watch the sunset and then hiked back to my car in the dark. Not much else to say. Hope you enjoy the photos.
I returned to Balcones Canyonlands on Friday afternoon to go hiking, but mostly to get out of the house. It was a very cloudy day and I wanted to see what the long grasses up on top of the ridge looked like anyway. So, I hiked up the trail and found the long grasses fading… Read More Clouds, the Moon, and a Snake
It was Saturday afternoon and I really needed to shoot some photos. The sky was as clear as it has ever been without a cloud in sight. I puttered around the house trying to think up something to shoot, but I eventually decided to just go hiking and shoot something even if it didn’t turn… Read More A Clear Sky Evening
Thursday evening there was finally a cloud or two in the sky and I thought I might get some nice photos so I went hiking at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. I initially hiked up the Rimrock trail to some overlooks to see what the view looked like, but I didn’t find it very compelling… Read More Sunset Photos – No Sky Replacement