It's been a couple years since we've visited Garner State Park, but we got to go camping there a couple weeks ago. Color was a bit spotty overall, but nice in some spots. I've posted some landscape images from our trip.
The landscape images from our most recent Colorado trip are now up.
I've posted the trip photos from our Colorado vacation here. Landscape images to come soon.
Well it's been a while since I posted anything here. I didn't really do any photography over the winter, instead keeping busy with work and getting back into inline speedskating.
I did get a chance to do some photography during the spring, including a short trip to Joshua Tree National Park. I've also updated the Glenwood Cemetery gallery with a few images from this year (newest ones are at the top). And over at Majestic Landscape I've added a few new images to the portfolio.
We actually just got back from a trip to the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado, which has become one of our favorite summer destinations. I should get some snapshots and landscape images from that trip up in the next week or so.
Here are some landscape images from our recent trip to the Sierra Nevada. It wasn't a banner year for autumn color, but the weather was nice and the views were amazing. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Heather and I went to Calfornia in October for some hiking and photography in the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the Hwy 395 corridor. There was still snow on the ground from the previous week's storm when we arrived, although much of it gradually melted as the week went on. We were hiking in 8-10" of snow on Monday and Tuesday, but by the end of the week most of the trails were clear. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Heather and I decided to get away for a short trip in July, to the mountain town of Silverton in Southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains. It was just an extended weekend (leave Friday morning, come home Monday night); but it was nice to get away from the oppressive Texas heat to enjoy some fresh mountain air, along with some hiking and photography. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
I actually posted this gallery a little while back, but forgot to do the blog post. These are some images I took of my nephews Thomas, Joshua, and Samuel while visiting back in the spring.. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Some shots I took of my niece Jaida (and her mom) over the Easter weekend. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
For the second part of our recent vacation in Arizona, we went to Sedona. What's interesting about this location is that while the red rock formations are similar to what you can find in northern AZ or southern Utah, Sedona is a much greener place, with forests of pine, oak, and maple trees as well as lush vegetation along the creeks. We hiked some great trails there, including Sterling Pass and the West Fork of Oak Creek. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
For vacation this spring, we spent a week in southern/central Arizona. We started with visits to Saguaro National Park (near Tucson), and the Superstition Wilderness (west of Phoenix). After that we moved on to Sedona (pictures to come). Our trip timing was a little off; we were a few weeks late for the wildflower blooms, and a few weeks early for the cactus blooms (except some of the ocotillos). To view the images, click here or on the image above.
I went to San Antonio back in February to photograph the missions. Aside from a visit to the Alamo back in high school I'd never been to any of the missions, so it was something new to see & photograph. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Been meaning to get these poster for a while but have just been a slacker. Here are some family pictures of the Turner clan from back during the holidays. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Ever since our very brief visit to White Sands back in 2007, I've been meaning to return for a more in-depth visit. Last month I had the chance to do so, spending an extended weekend in Alamogordo. Part of the Dunes Drive (the unpaved part) was closed the first two days due to flooding from rains the previous week; this meant a lot more walking to get to the more concentrated dunes, particularly problematic in the morning since the park doesn't open until 7am (sunrise was at about 7:15). Fortunately the road was opened up on Saturday and Sunday. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
While visiting White Sands National Monument recently, I also made a half-day trip to the Aguirre Spring Rec Area in the Organ Mountains. Part of the same Chihuahuan desert as Big Bend National Park, in many ways the areas reminded me of the Chisos Basin. The Organ Mountains themselves are quite dramatic, rising as jagged peaks 5000 feet above the surrounding area. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
Last month I visited a couple of the painted churches west of Houston, in the area of Frelsburg and Dubina. To view the images, click here or on the image above.
I went up to Northeast TX last month to visit my folks and do some photography on Caddo Lake. After several months of dry weather, the lake level was extremely low (exactly the opposite of the previous October when heavy rains brought severe flooding).
My first boat tour was cut short by approaching storms; but the weather was more cooperative the next morning, and I was able to spend a few hours floating on the backwaters of the lake with tour guide John Winn. There was even a bit of color in the cypress trees (although temperatures were still warm enough that it didn't really feel like autumn, yet). To see the images click here or on the image above.
I've added a few more images at The Majestic Landscape, and will continue to gradually add more over time. Some of the of the images will be ones you've seen before, although in most cases I've gone back to the 'negative' for a fresh take on working the image.
To make it a little easier to see what the most recent additions are, I've added a Newest Images page, which will show the last several images that were added to the site. You can track changes as new images are added with the RSS and Atom feeds if you use a feed reader. In the near future I plan to add some additional content, including downloadable wallpaper and "print of the month" specials (just need to find the time).