A panoramic view of Mexico from the other side of the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Photographed in the fall of 2018.
I really enjoy the trip up Old Ore Road, leading to Ernst Tinaja in Big Bend National Park. The road is rough but the hike to the Tinaja is easy.
Balanced Rock is located at the end of the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. I captured this photo during a cloudy fall day.
A view of the night sky over the Dorgan House in the fall of 2018. The ruins are found along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend NP.
La Cuesta sunset along the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park, photographed using my Lee Fitlers to extend the exposure time.
We passed the Iglesia de Santo Domingo one evening on our way to dinner. The lighting on the structure was perfect so I pulled out my cell phone and captured this shot.
This window and flowers arrangement are part of the Hotel Azul located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly.
The Hotel Quinta Real in Oaxaca Mexico was once a convent, then a government office befre being remodeled as a hotel in 1972.
The "Tortilla Lady" was photographed during a trip to the town of San Antonino Castillo Velasco, located just south of the city of Oaxaca.
A White Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri) photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the summer of 2018 using the focus stacking technique.
A mature Texas Gayfeather photogrpahed using the focus stacking technique at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX last week.
A young Texas Gayfeather photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There were many flowers growing in a batch. This was the newest.
The Chocolate Flower is not my favorite wildflower but it is my favorite flower name. The Chocolate Flower does smell like chocolate!
An Apache Plume Seedhead photographed at the Lady Bird Jonson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX in the summer of 2018.
The Yellowstone River near Otter Creek in Yellowstone National Park. This is a panoramic image captured ruing the winter of 2018.
I photographed this Eastern Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin last April.
The Mealy Blue Sage is an excellent plant for a flower bed, and is often planted in groupings to create an attractive mass of color. It is also a good plant for a rock garden.
The American Basket Flower (Centaurea americana), is native to south-central United States and northeastern Mexico. I understand that this is a very easy plant to grow and that it requires little maintenance.
I captured this photograph of a Katydid Nymph on a Pink Evening Primrose during my trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in April.
It's the last of the Bluebonnets. Most of the Texas Bluebonnets growing in central Texas have gone to seed. I captured this specimen at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this spring.
Sunrise at Dorgan House was very special during my recent trip to Big Bend National Park. The colors provided by the sun and the clouds were spectacular. One of the best I have seen in this area.
A Hill Country Penstemon photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX using the Focus Stacking technique.
I photographed this sunset at La Cuesta in Big Bend Ranch State Park during a recent visit to the area. La Cuesta and Big Hill are along Highway 170 located about half way between Presidio and Terlingua.
A bee serving as an Eastern Purple Coneflower pollinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.
It is time for my spring trip to Big Bend National Park in west Texas. One of the first events was the hike up Grapevine Hills Trail to photograph a Balanced Rock Panorama.
It is Texas Bluebonnet Time in Central Texas and especially out at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I was impressed by the quantity and quality of the bluebonnets at the Center this year.
I finally made it out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to photograph some of the wonderful Texas Wildflowers. I was making my way around the grounds when I came across this Eastern Purple Coneflower with dewdrops on its petals.
I photographed this howling coyote near sunset lake in the Biscuit and Black Sand Basins of Yellowstone National Park.I heard him howling but I could not spot him. He finally came out in a clearing and I was able to capture a few photos of him in action.
Castle Geyser is located about one thousand yards northeast of Old Faithful. A paved walkway leads directly to this famous geyser. I photographed it early one morning during my trip to Yellowstone.
Springtime is by far my favorite time of year, especially here in Texas. The temperatures are pleasant, the flowers start blooming and the songbirds are a plenty. Eastern Phoebes are perennial around our property and I'm always excited to see them milling about.
Another Dorgan House Sunset photo from my trip to Big Bend National Park last December. I can only imagine what the Dorgan family's day was like, especially with their 360-degree views of the wonderful area.
I photographed this view of Castellon Mountain at sunset from the Dorgan house which is located at the end of the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park.
Valentia Island is a great place to visit. The Valentia Lighthouse is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The lighthouse light guides vessels from the sea and leads them through the northern entrance of Valentia Harbor past Harbor Rock.
Spring is moving along much faster than I expected. Wildflowers are springing up everywhere! I decided that I better get outside and make sure I still remember how to photograph Texas Wildflowers. This pair of Prairie Fleabane flowers were ideal to photograph.
I was setting up to photograph Old Faithful one of the mornings during my trip to Yellowstone National Park when I turned around and spotted this curious coyote making his way through the grounds.
I always enjoy photographing the channels and terraces emanating from the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.
Bacterial mats along the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. I'm always fascinated by many color hues in these mats.
I have always wanted to paint on canvas but I realized long ago that I don't that talent. Thankfully, technology allows us to do "Photography Painting" where we can take a photograph, and using software can create a painting.
As I walked around the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone of National Park, I could not help but notice how monochromatic the landscape was.
I photographed this Old Faithful eruption during my visit to Yellowstone National Park in February. I was walking around photographing some of of the details in the Upper Geyser Basin waiting for Old Faithful to erupt.
I was searching for locations to photograph the famous Old Faithful Geyser when I ran across the Anemone Geyser. I thought it would make a good foreground so I waited patiently for the next eruption of Old Faithful.
I was walking around the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park when I saw a group of Bison feeding in the mist of one of the nearly thermal features.
I photographed this Bald Eagle who was sitting in a pine tree in Yellowstone National Park during my trip to the Park as part of a "Winter in Yellowstone" photography workshop.
A trio of Yellowstone Casualties along the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail in Yellowstone National Park. This area has quite a few lodgepole pine trees that could no longer tolerate the toxic waters that flow nearby.
Firehole Falls is located right next to Firehole drive which follows the Firehole River. The narrow and short waterfall sits amidst 800-foot thick lava flows that form the canyon walls.
A panorama of the Opal Pool in the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. This pool is located near the Grand Prismatic Spring.
I captured this photograph of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone during my recent trip to the park. We stopped at Artist Point to photograph the famous Yellowstone Falls during our visit to the area.
A section of Tangled Creek near the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail in Yellowstone National Park. I was attracted by the "Bobby Sox Trees" and the golden colors of the grass.
Our photography workshop group searched for a "Lone Tree" the entire time we were in Yellowstone National Park. We finally found one on the last day. This tree is located near Soda Butte along highway 212 in the north side of the park.
One of our first stops during the "Winter in Yellowstone" photography workshop I attended was along the Tangled Creek portion of the Lower Geyser basin where we photographed trees casting shadows in the snow.
I decided to focus on simplicity as part of my goals during my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. I found some small saplings along the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail that allowed me this opportunity.
We ran across this wonderful scene of bison on the range along highway 191 on our way to photograph the Grand Prismatic Spring. What caught our eye was the ever-changing light behind the group of American Bison.
This Firehole Falls Panorama was taken during a "Winter in Yellowstone" workshop to the park in the winter of 2018. This is a series of four photographs brought together in Lightroom using the Panorama merge feature.
A panorama of the winter landscape around the Fountain Paint Pot Trail in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.
A Cow Elk photographed in the Phantom Lake Area along the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park. There were quite a few Cow Elk crossing the road that day in search of food.
A panorama of American Bison grazing near the Opalescent Pool in the Black Sand Basin in Yellowstone National Park is a testament of nature's beauty despite the difficult conditions.
A winter panorama of Devil's Thumb and Palette Spring located within the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park.
A Yellowstone Coyote photographed in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. The Coyote appeared to have an injured left front leg as he was limping heavily.
Prints in the snow found near the Old Faithful Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. I'm curious what walked through there and where it was going.
Firehole falls is located along Firehole Canyon Road in Yellowstone NP. They are located about half mile upstream from the confluence of the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers.
I had the opportunity yesterday to visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, where I photographed this sleeping Grey Wolf.
The Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. I photographed the spring in the fall of 2016.
A Handsome Elk photographed in the Yellowstone National Park along the Madison River, during the fall of 2016.
No trip to West Texas is complete without visiting the Prada Store. The store sits right next to Highway 90 and it is a very popular tourist attraction.
Another Juniper Canyon Sunrise. The location can be found about 0.8 miles up the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park.
This Moon over Chisos photograph is one of my favorite photographs from my fall trip to the Big Bend National Park area.
A west Texas sunrise photographed in the area North of Terlingua, Texas in a region called the Terlingua Badlands. This is a new area for me and one I intend to return to frequently.
Merry Christmas 2017! This is another spectacular sunset in the Joshua Tree National Park. Christmas lights on a young Joshua Tree.
The Dorgan House along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park taken at sunrise. I posted a few photos of the Dorgan house at sunset but the Dorgan House at Sunrise is special.
A sunset view of Santa Elena Canyon from the Dorgan house along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park.
A prickly pear sunrise during my trip to Big Bend NP in the fall of 2017. The skies were filled with clouds which made for a great sunset.
A window to Castellon Mountain as seen from the Dorgan House property in the Dorgan-Sublett in Big Bend National Park.
A wild horse in a West Texas snowstorm in the fall of 2017. I photographed it while driving on highway 118 near Marathon, Texas
Hen Egg Mountain in southwestern Berwster County at sunset. This ia a new location for me. I scouted it in April of this year.
This view of Castellon Mountain is from the Dorgan house in Big Bend National Park. This vantage point is a great place to see the park.
A winter storm warning was issued for west Texas. I had to drive through the heart of the West Texas Snowfall yesterday morning.
The Visitors Gallery at the LBJ Wildflower Center, photographed during an outing to capture photographs of the Liminations exhibit.
The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX was opened in 2014 and serves to unite children and families.
Every year, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, puts on a show called Luminations. It is a great family event.
The Austin skyline as seen during the summer of 2015. The skyline has dramatically changed since then as there are a lot of new buildings.
Sunrise at Stuart Rocks, Florida in the spring of 2015. The sunrise colors were magnificent. A sunrise to remember.
The Nakalele Blowhole in Maui, Hawaii, is a major attraction for anyone visiting the island. A short hike leads to this amazing landmark.
Another great sunset sky in Big Bend NP. Photographing into the sun is very tricky and one must find a balance to capture the image details.
The Big Bend NP desert floor in the spring of 2015 was one of the most colorful desert floors I have ever seen. I hope to see it once again.
The flowering Ocotillo is one of the brightest flowers on the desert floor. I enjoy photographing them, however, you need calm winds.
Eastern Red Columbines are one of my favorite flowers. I enjoy looking at columbines in general. My favorite is the Longspur Columbine.
A Cerro Castellan sunrise in Big Bend NP. High clouds blocked the sun that morning giving us this wonderful pink color on the clouds.
A Red-shouldered Hawk photographed in a wooded area near my home in the winter of 2015. Red-shouldered Hawks frequent this area.
I spotted these boots on fence posts along Willow City Loop in the Texas Hill Country while looking for Texas wildflowers to photograph.
A Great Roadrunner photographed just outside of my cabin in Sutdy Butte, TX, Near Big Bend National Park. These birds are very popular!
A Bus and Car ATS the Car Forest of the Last Church near Goldfield, Nevada. I photographed this scene during a night photography workshop.
There are many cars at The International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield, Nevada. I was attracted to this Car at the Car Forest.
My ancestry runs through Northwest Arkansas and I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents in what was known as "Dave Smith's Place".
The stage of the Gold Point Saloon in Gold Point, Nevada. I photographed this stage during a night photography workshop in Gold Point.
A miner's cabin near Gold Point, Nevada, a popular ghost town destination. I lit the house with fairy lights and the bush with a tea light.
I photographed this Water Well Truck in the Gold Point, Nevada ghost town during a photography workshop that I attended in the area.
Another Gold Point Cabin from my trip to attend a night photography workshop in Gold Point, Nevada. This was a challenging long exposure.
A bus at the International Car Forest of the Last Church located near Goldfield, Nevada and photographed during a night photography workshop.