The Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin is running an exhibit on Big Bend. They have chosen to display two of my photographs from Big Bend National Park.
The first image (above) is The Window taken early one morning in September 2008. Henry and Michael (my sons) are with me in the photo above, and they were also with me when I took the image (Henry was a toddler, and Michael was not born yet but due in about a month at the time). It makes for a neat image thinking about my boys and when and where I made the photo that’s now on display.
Also, just near that photo, is a display case showing a Canon 5D DSLR combined with a Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens. The equipment is not mine, but it is the same exact model camera and lens that I used to make that photo of The Window. It’s just an interesting coincidence.
The second photo is of Cerro Castellan taken in late afternoon in April of 2006. It was my first visit to that area of the park, and I fell in love with the interesting contrasts (white ash and red rocks) and the towering, multi-colored peak above.
The exhibit runs through September 18th, 2016. Catch it while you can!
Better late than never… Three online galleries of photos from the Big Bend are now up:
Big Bend, March 2014
Big Bend, October 2013
Big Bend, October 2012
It’s on! This event is officially scheduled and accepting students. I have a room block and a conference room booked.
I’ve sent an announcement out to my email list and now have several folks signed up. Please see the workshop details page (click here!) for more information.
I’ve lowered my price a bit and made some slight changes in how the event will operate. The workshop details page has all the information and fine details.
Please contact me if you are interested or have questions. I hope to see you in Big Bend!
I’m home now and very happy to be here. My last few days in the Big Bend area were spent in Big Bend Ranch State Park.
I had to deal with multiple flat tires, 100° heat, lost camera batteries, a cold, and a rattlesnake. It quite wasn’t the “trip from hell”, but it wasn’t very easy either.
I’ll have loads of photos and stories in the coming days.
Edit: I’m sorry for the poor quality photos that I’ve been posting. I’ve been managing it all from my phone (reviewing, editing, posting) and I never realized how bad the pics looked until just now on my home computer monitor. I’ll need to play around some with my mobile photo editor (on my phone) and see if I can get the output to look better.
The days are blending together. This trip is passing by quickly. We are having fun. Since the national park is closed, we are focused on Terlingua and also Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Clouds have finally moved back in to break up the clear skies we’ve had for the last several days.
Big Bend National Park is closed. Our group is shut out now.
The nearby Big Bend Ranch State Park lives in the shadow of the national park, but the state park is also very beautiful.
These are from Closed Canyon in the state park. It’s a neat location to explore.
We’ve been busy exploring the Big Bend. It’s been fun, and I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.
Recognize what’s in the last photo?
Getting Into the Mode
Slowly my mind is coming back to the creative, visual mode. I’ve been gone from that way too long.
There are amazing little details all over. It feels good to slow down, enjoy them, and photograph them.
I’m leading a group of excellent photographers and friends around my favorite landscape. Getting to show them the sights, and watching them find their own beautiful details is an amazing thing to see.
First full day in Big Bend.
Getting out here was a long journey. The weather was nice. The drive went well.
We haven’t hit the park yet, but the desert is green and there are some flowers!
There is a threat of rain today, and it should clear out tomorrow. We tried to shoot the stars last night, but it was too cloudy. sunset last night
I still have a few spots open on my Big Bend Oct. 2012 workshop. If you are interested in attending, please contact me.
We are going to be in my favorite place for 5 days, and we will enjoy the amazing landscape and dark skies at night. I’m really looking forward to it!