I watch a lot of photographers on YouTube, because that’s the kind of exciting fast-paced life I have. Anyway, in one of the videos the landscape photographer was advising about how to spur creativity while you’re out shooting by taking some long focal-length photos, some normal focal-length, and some wide shots in the same scene.… Read More Telephoto and Wide Angle Landscape Image
Not sure I have a lot to say about these photos except that I took them on a hiking excursion while I am waiting for spring to bring the landscape back to life. The grasses are mostly dormant, but the live oaks still have their leaves. We haven’t had much real rain this winter, so… Read More Patiently Awaiting Spring
Sometimes I shoot directly into the sun for an image. This makes it very difficult to get an image that exposes the sun, sky, and landscape without clipping highlights and shadows. It is also very hard to avoid lens flare, but the best answer to that is a high-quality lens. In the image below, I… Read More Shooting In To The Sun
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
It’s summer, the sky is mostly clear, it is really hot out, and I am struggling to find subjects to go photograph. I still go out hiking in the heat of the late afternoon even though it is hot and try to find something to shoot, but I struggle to find anything that I feel… Read More Struggling to Find a Subject
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?
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