Water

Falling Water
Falling Water
The Texas Hill Country is filled with springs that feed small creeks. They mirror the levels of the underground aquifers that are the source of water in Central Texas. When the rains come the waters are stored and eventually overflow onto the land as flowing springs. Each spring has a habitat it supports.

We live in a world where the environmental balance is rapidly shifting. Conditions are not as predictable as they once were. There are now great concerns about the future viability of the precious aquifers we depend upon. For now the waters are flowing. The habitats they support are still intact.

In my lifetime I have witnessed devastation of much of our natural world. I will not pay the price for the squandering of our world but someone will. We are beings evolved to live within natural environment of our planet. Our truly wonderful technologies cannot provide a substitute for our home on Earth.

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Spring – 2017 No. 2

Hill Country Sunrise No. 2
Hill Country Sunrise No. 2
Another photo from the Texas Hill Country shot yesterday morning. The wildflower bloom in Central Texas will peak within the next few days. That gives me a chance to shoot some conventional landscapes and panoramas next weekend. You have to get out early to beat all the mothers and children doing family pictures among the flowers. It makes me smile to see the doting parents saving memories and embarrassing moments to show their grown children in a few years.

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Morning

Seeking Sun
Seeking Sun – Edwards Plateau, Texas
From my home in San Antonio I can drive to most parts of Texas to shoot photographs and return the same day. Usually I head northwest onto the Edwards Plateau and beyond to the Texas Bend country. My inclination is to go as far west as I can and still return in one day. For me there is a sense of freedom when traveling in the less populated parts of West Texas and the borderlands. It is a vast area with few resources so you need to be able to manage on your own.

Logistically, getting to West Texas for a sunrise photograph without an overnight stay means starting out at two or three AM. A shooting plan is a necessity when traveling hours to make a few photographs. It is simply too far to drive without knowing what you expect to accomplish. My first task is always to work my plan. Then as time and distance permit, to scout and shoot documentary images for future trips.

I could spend a couple of days a week on the road and never get to photograph all the interesting places I’d like to see. Being a regional photographer in Texas means there is plenty of room to roam around.

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2017 No. 7

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