When I go down to Texas I usually get really inspired to take pictures. Well, not sitting around in Waco per say but going out to the hill country in Llano really gets me wanting to take pictures and look at things a little differently. I have a hard time doing this at the house in Richmond, maybe its because everything is familiar and I don’t look at the things around me the same way when I go to a different place like Texas. Yes texas is my second home and I have been taking pictures in Llano for many years, but every time I go down there I start seeing things differently. I am trying to get my self to do that back in VA. Sometimes in the personal work category I feel stuck or in a rut. Takeing the same pictures again and again. I need to find that spark I find in Llano TX back here in VA.
The pictures you see here are from my trip to Tx. Some were shot on my regular camera and some were shot on my iPod touch. See if you can guess which are which. There has been good amount of rain down there this spring and winter which apparently made for a great wild flower season. I caught the tail end of if and grabbed some flowers from the fields and shaped some pictures on a white background. If you haven’t seen the TX wild flower season its a must. all the fields are covered with bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes and many other different species of flowers. I missed the bluebonnets this year but seemed to find indian paint brushes and a couple of other species. The top picture is a way to over use 5 different strobe lights to light one rock at sundown. You can see the setup for the shot in the last picture. The rest of the pictures are from the actual town of Llano. If you blink you might miss it. Its city streets are a throwback to the 50’s and 60’s as seen by some of the architecture still standing. Hope you all enjoy.