A week ago I went downtown in the early morning to take photos of the Austin skyline during the twilight period before dawn. I go down before dawn to avoid traffic and heat and to easily find a free parking place. But, I wondered how different my results would be if I took the same… Read More Evening Twilight in Austin
Earlier this week I went to the beach at Galveston Island State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. I was mainly there for a mini family vacation, so I didn’t spend a lot of time shooting pictures. About halfway through the day, I did drag the camera and tripod down to the water to take… Read More The Beach!
I have been wanting to get out and take some night sky photos of the Milky Way this summer, but the weather and my personal schedule have not cooperated with me. So I watched the weather all week and made a plan for Friday night at Pedernales Falls State Park west of Austin. Pedernales Falls… Read More Night Sky at Pedernales Falls State Park
I had to do a lot of driving last weekend and I ended up spending a lot of time on US-71 between Austin and Columbus Texas. So I tried to find a few things to do along the way to make the trip more interesting. I was hoping that I could find a thing or… Read More Some Photos Along the Way
After my recent hike at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, I stopped on a part of the ridge with an overlook to the west. There were some high clouds on the horizon and I thought that there might be a nice sunset. I had about 10 minutes to walk around and try to find a… Read More Balcones Canyonlands Sunset in HDR
Thursday evening it was hot and humid and I needed a hike. So, I went to one of my favorite places again. I got to the parking lot and as usual it was empty, so it would just be me and a few million bugs in the refuge. As soon as I got out of… Read More Golden Hour Hike
I decided to go out to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in the Doeskin Ranch area on a nice evening to hike and check out the wildflowers. I figured that the trails in the high meadows would be very nice just before sunset. As usual there were few people there – only two other cars… Read More Wildflower Hike at Balcones Canyonlands