Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Monday, August 31, 2009

Solar Spin

Soccorro County New Mexico. The American west is alive and well!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Guadalupe River Monarchs

Spotted a few Monarch butterflies along the banks of the Guadalupe River yesterday afternoon. This is the earliest I've seen the Monarchs along the river, roughly a month ahead of schedule. What this tells me is pretty simple....get ready for a cooler than average winter this year.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Life @ 55 Miles Per Hour

Soccorro County New Mexico on the high country plains, speed at 6,500ft elevation. The American Pronghorn Antelope is alive and well!

Danger Near the Spanish Dagger

I captured this scene several weeks ago....the last major rainfall in my drought stricken region. Praying for rain!

High Hat On Candid

My first encounter with this majestic whitetail deer was made three years ago. I immediately recognized how unique "High Hat" really is. One of the tallest whitetail bucks I've ever had the opportunity to photograph.

You Messing With Me?

Near Old Mexico, Webb County Texas.....decided to take a stroll down the sendero (ranch road). As I stalked the sendero's edge, I hear the soft sound of movement working in through the dense brush. This photo is the clearing encounter...a South Texas javelina (peccary).

Give Me Gobble!

A wild Rio Grande gobbler doing what wild Rio's normally do....GOBBLE!

Whitetail Sunset

Closing the day with both eyes wide open...she strolls in and says goodnight.

Shot Full of Holes

Driving the South Texas dirt backroads....a region of it's own near the border of Old Mexico.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Market Square

Can be found on Sunday afternoons....San Antonio Texas.

Vaya Con Dios!

Vanderpool Texas Region

Just buzzing through two days ago.....Texas Hill Country near Vanderpool.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Back Road

Taking the old muscle car out for a walk.

Velvet Bone

Early in the week...I ventured out with anticipation, recent rainfall the evening before priming this scene.

Friday, August 14, 2009

In The Drizzle

This has been one of those summers....drought conditions BIG TIME here in the Texas Hill Country. Finally a bit of hope from above.....and in turn.....I'm afield with the lens. Sure enough....movement prevails.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I think he knows it too.


Cypress Sunset - Guadalupe River Texas - North Fork

This scene was captured on the upper regions of the Guadalupe River near Hunt Texas. The source of the Guadalupe River is fed by underground artesian rivers roughly 15 miles upstream from this location. I spend a lot of time on this river, kayaking and enjoying the wild un-touched charm this river provides throughout the year. Sunsets along the river’s cypress tree lined banks are simply breathtaking. I finally captured one of those moments, on a section of river, that simply recharges my soul. A one second exposure @ F22 captured this moment as Mr. Sun slowly sank through the cypress trees.

One of life's simple thrills!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The First Blog

Hello and welcome!

First day..first BLOG....not much here but...over time there will be!

I live in the Western regions of Texas. This land is rough, arid and extremely remote, rich in history and wildlife. To many, this region is too extreme for normal day to day living and travel off the beaten path can be a life changing experience. It is here I roam with one eye to the ground and the other looking for scenes to capture the spirit of this land. This photo is an example of life here, a close encounter with a Western Diamondback rattlesnake. I caught him crossing a sendero (ranch road) late one afternoon and as I closed the distance, he recognized my presence in a way only rattlesnakes can. This particular rattlesnake is of average size, roughly 4ft in length and his strike zone can reach out roughly 3.5 ft perpendicular to the ground. Needless to say, I kept the lens at length and simply captured our moment as safely as possible before parting ways. The light and background with this encounter was about as good as it gets out here. I was blessed to have our close encounter made on neutral terms which included a cliche rock sendero backdrop. A wild Western Diamondback in classic pre-strike form.