Sunrise on Driftwood Beach – On Jekyll Island in Georgia you find these wonderful beaches with these driftwood and dead trees that somehow have managed to stay upright in the sands. What was neat was this beach looked like some foreign landscape. With all the driftwood and the deadwood trees still upright in the sand it look unworldly. I guess it was kind of like you were on a different planet. Jekyll island is know for its driftwood beach with these fabulous dead trees as the tide rolls in they become part of the ocean landscape. We did long exposures on several shot so that the water would get this smooth texture. There isn’t a lot of surf here so that helps. Before sunrise we made our way to the beach but the water greeted us almost as soon as we step on the beach. Yes the tide had come in. We took photos in the water but our tripod kept sinking which made it difficult. We like the way this capture the gnarly twisted tree with the deadwood at it base and the surf swirling around the tree. The sky was just lighting up on Jekyll island at the driftwood beach sunrise began and the color was just starting to show in the morning sky with some yellow, oranges, blues and purples. Driftwood beach was why we came to this area we had seen some wonderful images and wanted to come and take some ourselves but four days is not enough. Jekyll island is part of the Golden Isles barrier islands on the Alantic Coast of Georgia. The barrier islands are Jekyll island, St. Simon island, Little St. Simon island, Sea Island, and Brunswic Georgia. This area is known for its driftwood beach and salt marshes.
Ozarks Covered Bridge in Fall – We came across this covered bridge in the back road of the Ozarks with it fall orange colors of the maples were on display next to the covered bridge that crossed over the Buffalo River. There is a mix of orange, reds, and green from the pine nearby to give this capture a cool fall vibe.The Buffalo River, located in Northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States. The Buffalo River is 153 miles long. In my neck of the woods you don’t come across these wonderful coverered bridges so it was a cool find. On the back roads of the national forest you come across so many different thing along with the added bonus of a bridge almost in the middle of nowhere in it nature state and still be used.
Covered Bridge Reflections – We decided to photograph this covered bridge from below along the Buffalo creek inorder to get this reflections in the water. We had this wonderful maple tree with it fall colors on display along side of the bridge with this creek flowing into a larger pool of water and giving us this wonderful reflection of the bridge. This area of the country is part of the national forest in the Ozarks and is beautiful in fall with so much color. We were pleasantly surprised that their was so much color left in the ozarks national forest. We had planned to go to the Smokie mountains but the weather was not going to work so we re-routed to Arkansas and happy we did.
Mission San Jose in San Antonio as the sun creates this sun burst twinkle from the steeple at the the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo is a historic Catholic mission which is located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Mission San Jose in San Antonio is also a member of the World Heritage site since 2015. The mission was founded in 1720 after other missions were filling up and there was a need for more room. San Jose mission was set up for the native American and gave the Coahuiltecan tribe who lived in the compound a sense of security and safety. The outer wall was built around the main part of the mission and the rooms were built into the walls. Mission San Jose in San Antonio is an active church and services are still performed today including weddings and funeral. The park’s Visitor’s Center is also located in Mission San José. This one of the five mission that are part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and is heavily visited by tourist and locals in San Antonio Texas.
We capture this New Orleans skyline in downtown area around dusk as the high rise building light came on and it created this nice reflections in the Mississippi River. There was stil a little color in the sky from the sunset just enough to gve it some pop over the cityscape with some oranges and pinks mingle with the dark clouds. This New Orlean skyline pano was taken from across the Mississippi River at dusk. The view of the city high rise buildings along the shore line makes for a nice image as the building reflect in the water shortly after sunset. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana population of around 1.5 million people. The city attract tourist from all over the world with its many popular neighborhoods such as the famous French Quarters, Jackson Square and many more area of interest. Beside Bourbon street and french quarter there are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area. New Orleans also has a lot of things to do such as World War Museum, Art Museums, Aquarium, or even a visit to the city cementaries, plus you can enjoy a visit to the Superdome home of the New Orleans Saints. There are riverboats rides along the Mississippi River just some of the thing available to do in the city. Not to mention the wonderful architecture you see through out the city.
Davis Mountain State Park sunset Pano at the rock overlook at dusk just after sunset. This old rock building was built by the CCC as a place to rest up after a day of working the area and has a nice sweeping view over the desert and mountain landscape below. The sky picked up these wonderful colors right after sunset over the rock shelter and the distant landscape with some nice post sunset colors of pinks and oranges which made for a nice end of the day. The park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which was created to help put young males to work during the depression. The CCC helped build structures like this rock shelter along with other building, picnic tables, fire pits in the park which was officially open in 1938, The park is 2709 acreas with an elevation between 5,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level. The nearist town is Fort Davis Texas in Jeff Davis County. Also located in the area is the National Historic site establish as protection in the area from the Comanche War Trail and Mescalero Apache war trails. It bacame a historic site in 1961 to preserve one of the best remaining military post of that era.
Houston Skyline Over Buffalo Bayou at Twilight – We captured Rosemont pedestrian bridge and the Houston skyline over the Buffalo Bayou at night in downtown area of the city. Houston has a lot to offer with many parks, cultural events in the theater district, along with many sport and music event to name yet a few things to do. Houston also has a reputation of a place to see top notched performing art along with access to several museums in the area. The Theater distric performing art has nine major performing art group along with six performance halls. You can see Opera, a plays, the ballet and any number of music events including the well known Houston Symphony Orchestra Houston has some top notch restaurants and places to stay. Houston has a population of around 3.4 million people it the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the nation. The skyline of Houston is a very impressive site with some of the tallest modern skyscrapers buildings in the US. In this image you can see the Heritage Plaza, Chevron, Wells Fargo and the tallest building in Houston the J P Morgan Chase Tower at 1002 ft and it is the 17 tallest in the US. Houston is the seat of Harris county and was founded in 1837 near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou or Allen Landing as it is called today.
We capture this Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge at sunrise as a sun rays just pop up over the rail in the early morning in downtown with a city skyline in view. The sky filled with these clouds with wonderful pink and orange colors in the morning light over the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. The Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge has become a popular spot for locals and tourist alike, it is a beautiful bridge that is 400 ft high, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava the first part of the Trinity project. The bridge was complete in 2012 and has become a major landmark and iconic structure that has become a part of the cities skyline images that draw tourist and locals alike. Dallas skyline has some of the tallest skyscrapers like the Bank of America, Fountain Plaza, Chase Tower, and the popular Reunion Tower. The population for Dallas is almost 2 million but the Dallas Fort Worth area or DFW has a population over 7 million. Dallas got it root from the railroad when it was a major inland transportation hub for cotton, cattle and later on oil. It is now a modern city with some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. It is the third most populous city in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. There are many fortune 500 companies in Dallas such as AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Sprint, 7 Eleven, and many other tech companies, which has seal Dallas as leader in the business world. It also has a vibrant art district.