For the first time in quite a long time I just wanted to walk around without the bulk of my equipment and just experience a new place without the urge to take pictures of everything presented to my eyes.
About 6 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border, and the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, just off the Old Maverick Road, is “El Jacal de Luna,” (Luna’s Jacal)
One of my fondest New Years’ memories is from 1 January 2011 in Venice. I was living in Ireland at the time, and made the quick trip down to Italy with my girlfriend (now wife) to celebrate the occasion. I remember is was very cold, but a lovely time to visit. It was relatively uncrowded… Continue reading Buon anno!
Renovated, affordable, and gorgeous homes with front porches, rocking chairs, in a tree-shaded historical district lining the usually sleepy Colorado River, barely 45 minutes from Austin’s Bergstrom Airport. From the lovely neighborhood one can walk to downtown where new restaurants, refreshing beverage and loungy establishments, galleries, antique and bric-a-brac shops, coffee shops, bakeries, and what-not are popping up. Sophistimakated craft cocktails,… Continue reading Day Trip: Smithville, Texas
Many of my photos in this part of the world have been shot on the go with my Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 mobile phone. Usually from a taxi or while walking to/from a meeting or meal, stopping for only a few seconds to compose and then snap the shutter if something caught my eye, then sprinting to catch up with colleagues.
Taking a little time off this week and shooting some new material in the Big Bend region of west Texas. It’s hot as hell here. 109F/43C yesterday. Late afternoon storms helped bring the temp down a bit to 92F/33C. Actually in the evening it is dry with lovely warm breezes. Perfect for sitting outside with a refreshing beverage… Continue reading Shootin’ in Big Bend