One of the more popular trails at Big Bend National Park is the Lost Mine Trail. This is because of the many beautiful overlooks along the trail and it’s proximity to the Chisos Basin camping and lodge area. In fact, one of the most challenging aspects of hiking this trail is finding a space in… Read More The Lost Mine Trail
I am out hiking in Big Bend with very little connectivity to the internet and civilization in general. I hope to be posting photos soon after I get back, but for today I have a single photo that I will post while sitting in a little restaurant. This hill scape really stood out to me… Read More The Octopus Hills
Sunday was a beautiful late summer day here in central Texas – the kind we often get in the middle of winter. The sky was spotless and there was very little wind, so I headed to Inks lake for some hiking and maybe some wildlife. Sundays the lake is generally full of people, so I… Read More Reflections at the Lake
I recently purchased a teleconverter for which I have been saving up. I plan to undertake a photography expedition in spring that will involve landscapes and potentially a lot of wildlife and I have been trying to up my wildlife game in preparation. Shooting wildlife photos is quite a different skillset and equipment set compared… Read More Why Would I Need a Teleconverter?
This time of year it seems that every photographer is obligated to review and select her or his best photo of the year. It is also nice to do to see if you spent your year well or wasted a bunch of time going out and taking lousy photos. My main gage of which photos… Read More My Best Photo of 2022
Most counties around here decorate their courthouse for Christmas, so I drove out to nearby Burnet Texas to photograph their Christmas decorations as I have in the past. I don’t live in Burnet County, but I didn’t want to drive into Austin traffic to have a look at the Travis County courthouse. Burnet is easier… Read More Merry Christmas
A popular topic on photography blog sites these days is someone posting about how the modern smart phones can now just about take the place of a full-frame camera and the phone camera photos are so good that most people can’t tell the difference anyway. Why bother with all those cumbersome camera bodies and lenses… Read More Nikon Z 7II vs iPhone: Can an iPhone Really Replace a Full-Frame Camera?
On Monday morning I awoke in my frozen tent about half an hour before sunrise. I climbed out from under my pile of blankets, put on my coat, gloves, hat, boots; grabbed my camera backpack and headed up the South Prong Trail. I wasn’t sure what I was going to find, there were no clouds… Read More Hiking with Bison
I went on a camping trip to Caprock Canyons State Park in north Texas. I was in hopes of getting in some good hikes and some good photos. My first day there I arrived about an hour and a half before sunset, so I didn’t have long to set up my tent and then hike… Read More Some Caprock Canyons Photos and Why They Don’t Work
The main point of this post is a beautiful sunset over Inks lake, but before the sun set there was some really nice golden light. I stood by the lake taking photos of a bunch of ducks that refused to swim in the right direction and then a big heron swooped in an landed on… Read More Fiery Sky Over Inks Lake