More Texas Photos

There were so many great photo opportunities as I traveled through west Texas last week.

I enjoyed it because everything was so vastly different than it is in Orange County.

I got to photograph cowboys, truckers, lots of old cars, and desert landscapes.

It’s fun to get a change of pace.

I took a lot of photos from the car too.

(No, I wasn’t driving!)

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I was really excited when we came upon some cotton fields.

“Pull over!  Pull over!” I pleaded.

“The boys” (as I called them) were nice enough to comply.

I hopped out to take some photos of cotton fields, and close-ups of cotton balls.

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I brought a cotton ball back to the car as a gift for Thomas and Daniel.

They didn’t seem nearly as excited about cotton as I was.

I’m not much of a morning person.

All photographers know, however, the best light for photos is at sunrise and sundown.

I’ve always been glad I live in California where sunsets are the big event and sunrises are not.

In Texas,

Bleary-eyed (and with no coffee!!),

I managed to get some beautiful sunrise photos.

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The “line” you see in the above photo (by the foot of the tree) is the railroad track reflecting the morning light.

It’s so terrible to wake up when it’s still dark.

We had a long drive to go trekking out in the middle of nowhere.

But …?

Once you’re awake and there, you’re really glad you did it.

We got some rain on my last day in Texas.

Are there any other states with big, huge, skies like Texas?

The clouds were ominous and SO dark just prior to the rain.

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The wind whipped up the desert dust, and the temperature dropped.

We were actually parked alongside the Rio Grande when the rain began.

Then, the rain stopped and the sun began to come out again.

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After a few river shots, we were back on the road.

Daniel spotted the double rainbow first.

This time it was him who said, “Pull over!  Pull over!”

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I think I was halfway out of the car before it had even stopped.

So many adventures packed into such a short period of time!

2 Responses to “More Texas Photos”

  1. Missy Stalcup

    I love your Texas photography. My sister lives in Dallas and she and her new husband (a California guy) drive all over Texas on the weekends. they call it Texploration and expecially love the old town squares and courthouses (he’s an attorney). I am going to send her the link to your work. I know she will enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving and don’t work your arm off!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
      Texas is so massive – I feel like I could visit many, many, times and still not see all of it.

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