The Chisos Mountains of Old West Texas

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The Chisos Mountains of Old West Texas

The Chisos Mountains are old. REALLY old for the Southern United States. These mountains were pushed up to elevations of more than 5,000 feet above sea level by a great deformation during the Cenozoic era (66 million years ago to present). Other geological uplifts during the older Cretaceous period (66 million to 144 million years ago) were also pushed up, and

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El Capitan, West Texas – Ancient America

This is my fourth entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like before people arrived.  El Capitan, West Texas El Capitan in West Texas’ Guadalupe Mountains (100 miles east of

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Portraits in the Florida Wilderness

Fakahatchee Barred Owl An adult barred owl watches from the hardwoods at the northern end of the Fakahatchee Strand early in the morning in Southwest Florida near Golden Gate. Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly Found throughout the Eastern United States and some of the Canadian provinces, this large attractive dragonfly was photographed in the wild and swamp-like

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There’s No Home Like the Road…

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac It’s been a very busy month – full of fall family portrait sessions, private events and meetings with some new projects I’m working on as my 10 year-old photography company continues to evolve and grow. With a strong yearning for the open road

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When Wild Animals Make People a Natural Resource

A few days ago I was driving eastward across the state of Washington across the barren sagebrush desert with my family when one of my boys needed to use the restroom. We stopped just east of Ellensburg at the Ryegrass Safety Rest Area in Kittitas County, and as usual… I started poking around the rocks and sages for

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