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
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
As mentioned in my previous post, I recently went on a trip to Shenandoah National Park for hiking and some fall color. On the Sunday of my trip, I planned hikes to go see some waterfalls. There are trails around the Big Meadows area that lead to waterfalls, so I planned to start here. My… Read More Hikes to Waterfalls
Jupiter has been at opposition lately and closer to the Earth than it usually is and has thus has been quite bright in the night sky lately. Jupiter at opposition means that the Earth is directly between Jupiter and the Sun and not only is the Earth as close to Jupiter as it gets, but… Read More Jupiter from the Driveway
You may remember from my last post that I went to Pedernales Falls State Park with my daughter. Well, I went back Saturday alone as I wanted to do a lot of hiking, including going up to the river overlook to see what it looked like around sunset. Pedernales Falls State Park is west of… Read More Pedernales Falls State Park
September is here and while it is still summer, the brutality of July and August are past and I have started to feel the urge to come out of the shade and shoot some photos. I don’t mind the heat so much, but the heat we had in July and early August made it kind… Read More A Little Less Heat
One question that I hear debated among the photography community, and that I debate with myself sometimes, is whether or not it is OK to modify a natural environment for a photographic composition. This could mean cleaning up a few leaves, removing some weeds or twigs that are in the way, or even removing branches… Read More Should You Modify Your Environment For A Photo?