Most of you know that I'm more comfortable photographing landscapes than people so it took quite an effort to go into portrait photography.
I was invited by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX to shoot some video sequences and some Aerial Photography.
I posted the top view if the Rainbow Cactus yesterday. This view shows you the colorful bands of spines that are the reason for its name.
I photographed this Rainbow Cactus along Humphries Peak Road using the focus stack technique during a recent trip to the Big Bend area.
I was out doing some work near a creek on my property when I noticed quite a few Cedar Sage plants so I got my camera and photographed them.
I was photographing flowers in the Agua Fria area located near Big Bend NP when I ran across this lone tree and decided to photograph it.
I photographed this White Vase with a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens that was loaned to me by a friend. I was impressed with its sharpness.
Giant Spiderworts are hard to photograph using the focus stack method. There are too many parts that move in the slightest breeze.
I have always been a big fan of kaleidoscopes so when I encountered Nature's Kaleidoscope in the Cattail Falls area I had to photograph it.
I photographed this Big Hill Sunrise Panorama from a viewpoint that our group labels "Big Hill". It is located 26 miles west of Terlingua.
I photographed these Eastern Red Columbines during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center using the focus stacking technique.
I decided to photograph the Milky Way over Mule Ears during my trip to the Big Bend NP. I used a star tracker to capture the scene.
I photographed this Longspur Columbine at the Cattail Falls in Big Bend National Park during a trip to the area in the spring of 2017.
I photographed this hoodoo at the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Southwest Texas during sunrise while visiting the area this spring.
I captured this photograph of a Feather Dalea (Dalea formosa) while on a drive in the desert to an area called "Agua Fria Springs".
One big change you will notice on my website update are the new galleries. They are now faster and contain much more information than before.
photographed this Eastern Red Columbine at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin a couple of weeks ago.
I photographed this mushroom during sunrise at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this month.
I stopped at the Llano dam to photograph the Llano spillway during one of my Texas wildflower scouting trips to the area.
Texas Bluebonnets against winter grass. I liked this because it is a symbol that spring has sprung and what has passed will be new again.
My friend Sam Pace invited me to photograph a band photo during a recording session for their new album. I captured this one during a break.
I arrived at the Howard Murph Park near Rockport during low tide and decided to incorporate the seashells into my photo of the setting sun.
I photographed this Northern Shoveler during my trip to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in the Port Aransas Nature Preserve.
I photographed this Fishing Pier House located on Fulton Beach Road during my last morning in Rockport, Texas earlier this month.
When I captured this photograph near Rockport, Texas the tongue twister "She sells sea shells on the seashore" came to mind.
Spring has Sprung in Texas! The much warmer than normal temperatures has confused Mother Nature to the point that she has given up on winter
I photographed this Lonely Pier shortly after photographing the same pier a few minutes earlier and a few dozen yards north of this point.
I photographed this sunrise pier a few minutes before photographing the old pier I posted last week. I chose the other one for the sunrise.
I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe along the raise boardwalk at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center located in Port Aransas, Texas.
I photographed this sunset photographer during my visit to Howard Murph Memorial Park during my recent trip to Rockport, Texas.
I photographed this sunset on an old pier during my last evening in Rockport, Texas. I went to Howard Murph Memorial Park to find a new scene.
I photographed this Old Pier at sunrise along Fulton Beach Road during my recent trip to Rockport ,Texas using my ND filter.
I decided to photograph the Fulton Pier along Fulton Beach in Rockport, Texas despite a Dense Fog Advisory during my recent trip to the area.
This photograph of the "Captain Chen II" was taken near Fulton Harbor in the Rockport, TX area during my trip there last week.
I photographed this Cardinal while hiking along the Heron Flats trail at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during my trip to Rockport, TX.
I photographed this Heron at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Tree trail during my recent trip to Rockport, Texas.
I noticed that a friend of mine posted a time lapse of the Pennybacker Bridge at sunrise.I decided to photograph this great bridge as well.
I captured this Copano Bay Sunset from the Howard Murph Memorial Park during my recent trip to Rockport, Texas. I photographed here before.
I arrived back home yesterday afternoon from my trip to Rockport without incident. I traveled a total of 640 miles on the scooter.
Yesterday was another busy day in the Rockport area. I rode two ferries to cross the channel and I saw several gators.
Yesterday was my first full day in Rockport and it was all about "Fog and Gators". My sunrise shot was "fogged out" and I saw a huge gator.
My trip to Rockport was without incident. After completing my planned activities I headed to Howard Murph Memorial Park for a sunset photo.
I'm really excited about my photography trip to Rockport, Texas on my "Travel Scooter". I plan to photograph Texas Birds and Landscapes.
I photographed this Great Egret at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport, Texas. I plan on being in the region later this week.
I was going through my photographs from last year's trip to the Texas Gulf Coast when I ran across this Rockport beach sunset photograph.
I had the opportunity to pet this cheetah while visiting the Cheetah Rehabilitation Center in the northwestern region of South Africa.
I photographed this spider and daisy in my studio Lightbox using LED lights and my "super macro" lens and the focus stacking technique.
I photographed this Lynx Spider during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center last September. I used the focus stacking technique.
I photographed this view of the Grand Teton mountains along the shore of String Lake a few minutes before the photograph I posted yesterday.
The String Lake trail follows the String Lake shoreline. I found this interesting rock and decided that it would make a good foreground.
I photographed this Bull Elk just as he was coming out of the Madison River during my visit to the Yellowstone National Park last fall.
I photographed this Ladder-backed Woodpecker at the Pedernales Falls State Park bird blind last summer. These are one of my favorite birds.
I captured this night photograph of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX during a photowalk with some friends in 2012.
I photographed this Teton Reflection during a visit to Jackson Lake last fall. The Teton Mountain Range is an amazing mountain range.
I captured this photograph of Yellowstone Lake form the West Thumb Information Center (West Thumb Geyser Basin) in Yellowstone NP.
I captured this photograph of the Orange Spring Mound while visiting Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park last fall.
If I were a painter I would certainly put Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park high on my list of places to visit and paint from.
I captured this panorama of the Yellowstone River during a lunch stop along during my recent photography workshop in Yellowstone NP.
This photograph of Chinese Spring was taken after the photograph I took of Old Faithful during my last visit to Yellowstone National Park.
I photographed the Excelsior Geyser Crater which is located near the Grand Prismatic Spring during my last trip to Yellowstone NP.
Crackling Lake is a geothermal feature in the Norris Geyser Basin which is part of the Yellowstone National Park.
I captured this photograph from the boardwalk at the Norris Geyser Basin during my trip to Yellowstone National Park last fall.
I photographed this moonset over the Chisos mountain last December during my fall trip to Big Bend NP. The sunrise light was perfect.
Terry's Texas Rangers is not my favorite team nor anything to do with me. It does, however, play a very important part in Texas' history.
This photograph of the Mormon Row Barn was taken during my trip to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
This photograph of the Goat Cheese and Beet appetizer from Barley Swine in Austin, TX was posted in the Austin 360 food section last Friday.
I photographed this Baboon at the Table Mountain National Park in South Africa last year. He was eating insects plucked from the grassy area.
I photographed this Tidal Pool at the Table Mountain National Park in South Africa. The park has many features and wildlife to photograph.
This is another African Penguin photograph taken near Simon's Town, South Africa during my trip to that great country last May.
I photographed this Penguin Nest Builder during my trip to Simon's Town South Africa. The colony is located in the center of the town.
I spotted this pair of Little Bee-Eaters while on a trip to South Africa last year. The male on the left brought food to the female.
I photographed the Cape Point Lighthouse during my trip to South Africa last year. We drove down from Cape Town to spend the day there.
I photographed this Little Bee-Eater at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game-Reserve during my trip last May to South Africa.
I photographed this African sunrise during my trip to South Africa last year. I kept looking for a lone tree and this one stood out.
Another photograph of a Great Egret from my trip to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge last year. This one is of a Great Egret Shadow.
I captured this photograph of a waiting photographer during my trip to Rockport, TX last year. He patiently stood there until the sun set.
I photographed this bathing bunting last year at the Pedernales Falls State Park bird blind. He was really making quite a splash.
I captured this Rockport Sunset during my trip to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge last February to photograph the wonderful birds there.
A friend of mine had some free time so we made a day trip to the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve to photograph the Hamilton Pool waterfall.
Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you all great memories, joy, health and happiness. I look forward to sharing my work in the year ahead.
Another 2016 highlight was this photograph of a storm over Austin last summer. I captured this panorama image from the Zilker Clubhouse.
Another memorable trip of 2016 was my trip to Buffalo, NY. I traveled across the border into Canada to visit Niagara Falls.
One of the 2016 highlights was the trip I made with some friends to South Africa. I captured this photograph of a Baby Baboon near Cape Town.
I hiked up Grapevine Hills Trail to photographed the Milky Way Galaxy over Balanced Rock during my trip to Big Bend National Park last April.
Another great 2016 moment for me was the 2016 Dell Match Play Tournament. I was asked to photograph the course by the PGA Social Media team.
Another great memory from 2016. I photographed these fighting egrets during a trip to Rockport, TX and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
Merry Christmas - Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times.
I photographed Sam playing his Gibson guitar one night while I was downtown photographing the Austin Live Music scene.
This photograph of Hamilton Pool was the first photograph in 2016 that was memorable to me. It was a nice, sunny day without a big crowd.
As we near the end of 2016, I though it would be good idea to take a look-back at the last year and do a 2016 year in review.
I captured this photograph of the moonset over Terlingua during my last trip to Big Bend NP. We hiked up a small hill to this vantage point.
I photographed Nugent Mountain and the Chisos Mountain Range from the Glen Springs area of Big Bend NP during a unique moonset and sunrise.
I photographed this elk in the rain, a member of the Madison Elk Herd, during my trip to Yellowstone National Park last September.
I photographed this Lighthouse at sunrise from the overlook near the Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin during the last full moon of f2016.
I photographed this fall sunrise moonset the this week when a friend and I went to the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook to photograph the scene.
One of my most memorable events during my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park was the foggy sunrise we spotted along the Madison River.
I wanted to take advantage of the last super moon of 2016 so I went to the top of the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook to photograph the full moon.
I photographed these microbial mats which form along the edges of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.
I photographed this crooked Gayfeather at the LBJ Wildflower Center last September. The Texas Gayfeather is one of my favorite wildflowers.