Category Archives: Texas

I’ve always liked these

I shot these images quite awhile ago, but I thought that they deserved to be showcased for a little bit. I never posted them, and have always liked them, and I hope you do too!

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Bat Country

The worlds largest colony of Mexican Free-tailed bats migrates from Mexico to a natural cave near San Antonio, Texas every year for the spring and summer months.  They come to give birth and to fatten up for the winter before heading back south.

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go and photograph and watch the return of the colony after staying out all night feeding.  These are some of the images from Bracken Cave where they nest.

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Bracken Bat Cave is located near the Natural Bridge Caverns and the grounds are quite nice.  Here are some images of the surrounding area.

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Lucky Connection

I really love photographing geography and landcape photography takes me back to my original love of the art sometimes.  This is one of those times.  Yesterday my wife and I flew from Indianapolis to Austin with a connecting flight in Phoenix.  At first, I thought this would be quite an annoyance as Phoenix is very much out-of-the-way but it turned out to be a great photo-op.  I’ve only been out to this area of the country once before, and it was by bus.  Seeing the desert and mountains from above gives everything a much different look.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing from a plane in the past, and it turns out that the window seat of a commercial airliner and an iPhone go hand-in-hand.

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Blurred Out

I did a series like this in college, and I’ve been wanting to play around with completely blurring the image and doing something similar again.  This is a small sample of what is to come.

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Marble Falls, Texas

This is where I drive to everyday an hour outside of Austin. It is the small town of Marble Falls. Population < 7,000.

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Lookout Mountain

These are all images of Kingsland, Texas. It’s near where I work and I shot these the other day on my lunch break. I took these pictures during this last week of December, since the weather has been so mild and nice lately.

Happy New Year!

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The streets are empty

I feel bad not having updated this in quite some time. I get a nice momentum going, and then life steps in the way. Whether that step is a busy job keeping me busy during the time that I would normally be out shooting or simply having other tasks that needed attended to, it’s time to get back at it. Having this as an outlet to post images and design work, I love keeping this as up-to-date as possible.

This is a series of images that I took yesterday (Dec. 25) morning before the streets filled up with cars and traffic and the daily routine. This shows the city in a much quieter moment when the hustle of everyday life is briefly paused.

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Bob Log III plays the Mohawk, Austin, Texas

The Mohawk books great bands. Or, at least I think so. Last night was no different in that I got to see a show that I’ve been wanting to see for a long time, Bob Log III. It was a great show – tons of energy, packed with people and friends to share it with. I wish that I would have been just a little closer to the stage, but since I’m 6’4, I don’t like to block people behind me. So here are a few shots from Bob Log III playing the Mohawk.

This is actually one of the opening bands. Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout.

This is Bob Log III starting the show by walking through the crowd. He’s saying hello to my friends Dave and Katie.

The man himself.

Here is a heavy-duty inflatable boat / raft that people were tossing around. I thought it might take down some of the overhead lighting. Security was not impressed.

Overall it was a great show and I can’t wait to get the chance to see him again.

Space race

Tonight I tried to shoot a few stars in the sky.

Unfortunately I think too much light came from the city and I couldn’t get a great exposure. I really want to go to west-Texas and shoot out in the wide-open. These are two shots that I got off that turned out OK. Neither one of these pictures is of stars, but that’s how it goes sometimes. At least it was a bright harvest moon tonight, and that made for a nice image.

Home on the range

Today I photographed a very nice home for an interior decorator boutique in Kingsland, Texas. The home is a waterfront property on Lyndon B. Johnson Lake and is featured in a “Parade of Homes” starting next week.

I love getting to shoot stuff like this, so I jumped on the opportunity when it was brought up. Unfortunately the only shot I didn’t get was a nice exterior shot because the front lawn and landscaping were still in the process of completion. Here are some of the images from today.