Sunday, July 25, 2010

Open Range-Tarrant County

The open range of Tarrant County. Not too far outside the city limits but still in Tarrant County one can find ranches, creeks, and a landscape much like a hundred years ago.

I have been driving the roads west of town a lot this summer and have made several stops at this location on the side of the road.

I like the open range view.

Here is the setup one clear morning-actually the same morning we missed the eclipse.

To see what the best image of this area looked like check out my WildernessPhotographer travels blog linked to the right.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Too Late

A few weeks ago there was a lunar eclipse. I had marked the time as being right around sunrise and I decided to meet several friends with the hope of photographing it.

We had a suitable location planned with a great clear western view where we hoped the eclipsed moon would be close to the horizon.

That Saturday dawned mostly clear and we thought we were in for a treat. We arrived at our location early enough but only saw the moon sinking into a cloud on the horizon.

Drat. We missed it.

Well never one to let that spoil a morning we stayed until sunrise and managed to make a few images of the dawn. Here is one with rolling hills and grasslands. It was not the preplanned image but still turned out to be a nice little morning. So I guess being too late sometimes aint so bad.

Monday, July 5, 2010

In Holiday Spirit

Spent a fantastic holiday weekend photographing. Hurricane Alex chased several days of rain our way and along with it some great clouds. Spent two of the three day weekend out with the big camera.

Here is another image of the wonderful Rock Church with flag flying proudly for the holiday.

What a great day drive and a perfect day to do it.

When I have clouds like this, I sure wish I had a 47XL. As it was, the 75mm was about the only lens I used this weekend.

Big camera, big sky, big wide lens.