My daughter Ashley made this arrangement in the foreground: Pinecones from a tree that my Grandmother planted with some silver spray, fresh cedar, magnolia, & mistletoe from our back pastures! Add a floating candle in a mason jar with a ribbon and ta-da! (drum roll) You have real Hill Country Christmas decor!
I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Christmas Season! Merry Christmas from our little part of the Hill Country!
As many of you already know I am a HUGE fan of America’s Wild Horses and over the years I have tried to help them out as I can.
This year, I’ve created new cards featuring BRIDGER, a beautiful Wild Stallion who is living at the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Range near Cody Wyoming. Its one of my favorite places to visit along with the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses!
Check them out at www.westerngalleries.com
I love traveling – especially through Wyoming/Montana/Colorado/ & the ROCKY MOUNTAINS! But as the only photographer in my family, it can be frustrating and tough convincing my family that we have to be at a certain location at sunset or sunrise for prime light!
So, on one of our trips through the Tetons, we were running late and the lighting was ‘less than desirable’. Afterward, I decided to do some Photoshop to this image, creating an intense BLUE cast and limited depth of field with dark contrasty shadows. I purposely blurred the foreground, and darkened the shadows, trying to make it look cold and eerie – with a painterly quality. Did I spell that right?
It looks like it was taken at night – which could fit right into the Twilight Saga!
Its something different for me.
What do you think?
The Blue Period is a term used to define to the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time.
Just had to post an old image that I took around 2001 or so using FILM! That was way back in the good ‘ol days huh?!?
TMax black & white film – Canon EOS 3 (aka my Black Beauty), tripod, shutter release! I need to dust her off once in a while… sniff, sniff … sometimes I do miss film!
Anybody remember using TMax film? lol!!!
I’m so happy that I’m sharing a little part of the Texas Hill Country with the PPA, Professional Photographers of America, International Print Competition – it scored a merit, so it should be on display in New Orleans! woohoo!
Title: The Way, Truth, & The Light
St Mary’s Church in downtown Fredericksburg Texas late on a foggy night! I actually took this in Dec 2010 after working at the studio until about 11pm! I had no idea that it was so foggy until I walked out to my car. Of course I had to go back to the studio and grab my camera (tripod is always in my car) after I saw the towers GLOWING in the fog! The funniest part about that night was – it was so foggy that my mom saw ‘a photographer using a tripod’ that night at St Mary’s and wished it was me – it was me! The fog was so thick she couldn’t tell who it was! haha!
I LOVE moody images! So cool!
© Hill Country Images
I still love this image! Its simple, & it has long leading lines and a powerful MOOD!
Taken at Zee & Michael’s beautiful wedding at the Trois Estate, near Enchanted Rock north of Fredericksburg Texas. It almost looks like the bride is floating, but she’s wearing some awesome heels. You can’t always see those tiny details in small web jpegs!