Sunset Over Lake Travis

We captured this great sunset over Lake Travis with nice clouds and a full lake. This area of Lake Travis is a very scenic area over the large bowl as we call it and having a nice sunset just enhances this Texas landscape for the day. This image looks wonderful on canvas or metal prints click below to see pricing.

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Lake Travis sunset in the Texas Hill Country can be an awesome sight as the sun sets in the west and reflects back the oranges glow of the sky in the water. This lake is about 20 minutes from Austin and is a very popular location to come and watch the sunset, boating, swimming or whatever water activities you like. The water quality here is pretty good so in many places you have good visibility for snorkeling or diving.

Oak Alley sunrise

Last fall we were in Louisiana and got to visit Oak Alley plantation and captured some amazing images. We stayed at the plantation in a 100 year old cottage that was on site and had run of the place after hours. I got up before sunrise to capture this image as the sun poke through the trees and a thin vale of fog was floating in the air added to the image. This mansion was built in the 1839 on a sugar cane plantation. These lovely 300 year old live oaks trees which were here prior to plantations existence seem to be almost made for this path.

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This is the view of sunrise at Oak Alley plantation in Louisiana. We loved the light as it came through this canopy of branches to frame the path to the house. This mansion was built in the 1839 on a sugar cane plantation. These lovely 300 year old live oaks trees which were here prior to plantations existence seem to be almost made for this path. 

Stars over McDonald Observatory

Stars over over the McDonald Observatory Fort Davis Mountains in west Texas. After waiting for the sky to get dark after sunset the stars finally appeared and I was able to capture this image of the stars over the observatory. In the image is a close up of the Otto Struve Telescope on top of The summit of Mt. Locke, dedicated in 1939 It was the first large telescope built at the observatory and next to it is the The Harlan J. Smith Telescope that was completed in 1968.

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We capture this last shot of the astronomical observatoryTelescope Dome as the the night stars were just coming out at McDonald Observatory in the Davis mountains in far west Texas. This area is considered to be one of the darkest skies in Texas so a perfect place to look at the stars.  This image may print slightly darker than seen here.

McDonald Observatory Sunset 2

Another Sunset image over the McDonald Observatory Fort Davis Mountains in west Texas. While we were waiting for the stars to appear we captured the pink clouds after the sun had set at the observatory. In the image is a close up of the Otto Struve Telescope on top of The summit of Mt. Locke, dedicated in 1939 It was the first large telescope built at the observatory and next to it is the The Harlan J. Smith Telescope that was completed in 1968.

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McDonald Observatory at sunset as the clouds light up with these colorful pinks and oranges over the tops of the two observatory in the skies over the Davis Mountains.

McDonald Observatory Sunset

Sunset over the McDonald Observatory Fort Davis Mountains in west Texas. While we were waiting for the stars to appear we captured the sun setting at the observatory. In the image is the Otto Struve Telescope on top of The summit of Mt. Locke, dedicated in 1939. It was the first large telescope built at the observatory and next to it is the The Harlan J. Smith Telescope that was completed in 1968.

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Sunset over the McDonald Observatory in Fort
Davis Mountains in west Texas.

Bluebonnet sunrise

We caught this image early one morning as the sun rose over the lake and the field of blue bonnets. I am not a morning person but this morning we were up at 5am and drove an hour to this special spot for this field of bluebonnets. After trying 3 days in a row the sky finally looked like it was going to be the one so we dashed out to capture this image at dark thirty in the morning and got there just as the sky was starting to lighten up. We quickly got setup and waited for the sun to pop up over the hill side. High quality prints are available just click on the image to go the print order page.

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Captured this at sunrise as the sun came up it cast this golden glow over the clouds and lake with a little light on the bluebonnets.  We thought it made a nice texas landscape image of this great field of bluebonnet at the lake in the Texas hill country. Springtime in Texas is my favorite time because of the wildflowers we can all thank Lady Bird for help in making spring special every year.

Bluebonnet memories

We pulled this bluebonnet image from the archive from 2015 where we captured an amazing sunset that day. This field was full of bluebonnets as far as you could see is gone for ever, it is now the new site of the PEC corporate office just north of Marble Falls that is next to the famous bluebonnet farm house that every one has images of.

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Just came across this image of the field of bluebonnets we took several years ago next to the old farm house in Marble Falls. Unfortunately this field is gone forever now as they are building the New PEC office there. I had not put this out here but since it the last memory of this bluebonnet landscape next to the old farm house it deserve to be seen. Love the sky which was a swirl of clouds at sunset and the sky picked up the reds and pinks colors and cast a nice glow over this bluebonnet landscape as the sun set.  

Big Bend National Park Bluebonnets

A few weeks ago we were in Big Bend National Park out in west Texas and found a few Bluebonnets. There were not many and there were no fields of them, they were in small clumps along the road way. I laid on the road to capture this image.

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Bluebonnets are all along the roadside in Big Bend National Park. These are some of the tallest and deep blue bluebonnets. They are some sort of hybrid wildflowers that will only grow on in this desert area.

Bluebonnets and longhorns

Here is one of our favs from 2016 with longhorns in the bluebonnets. This image we captured 2 adults and one baby longhorn who was just too cute with its small horns starting to grow.

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We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us. The second visit I guess did it. We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets.

Bluebonnet farmhouse lightning storm

The other evening while taking images of the bluebonnet farmhouse just west of Austin a storm the north was showing a good amount of lightning. I captured this image,

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We capture this over this wonderful field of bluebonnets at this old farm house out in the Texas Hill country.  We had been photographing the sun set when one of the guys spotted lightning and in the distance storm cloud which was now  in view and we put the gear back out and hoped for a good capture of the lightning.  We got lucky and we were able to capture it over this field of bluebonnets.with the old farm house just as lightning was striking, This was a composite of two images photos.      

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