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« on: April 13, 2012, 12:29:12 AM »
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Down in Texas doing a book signing,  some very nice places.  This will be 3 out of the last four years I have been in Texas.  You get to know an area really well when the locals remember you as the crazy guy from California.  I have seen a lot down here from snakes, to bitting ants, to jiggers ect.  But the people and the barbecue has been a lot of fun..  If your down this way the brisket is amazing.  If your in the big cities try Lupe's Tortilla.  The marinated skirt steak fatitas with portabello mushrooms and onions "Oh my lord".

Been a pleasure to create the 175th anniversary book.  Here are few.  The first was chosen by Nolan Ryan, second by Lyle Lovett, third by G. H. W. Bush, fourth by Ben Crenshaw.  If you like to shoot flowers in the rolling hills with big oaks you should be here.


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 03:25:54 AM »
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The fourth looks remarkably similar to the first ... nixce photos though
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 07:43:45 AM »
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Sorry Bill, was a very long day.  T
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 08:53:33 AM »
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Nice images! I like all of them. Do you mind to let me know where exactly in Teaxs? Is it still a good time to go now? Thanks a lot!

John
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 09:15:55 AM »
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Texas is a big place and it looks like you might be in the central area, but if you're in north Texas and have time, just go a little north into the Wichita Mountains in southern Oklahoma near Lawton. Lots of wildflowers, especially Indian Blanket (OK Gaillardia for thos of you who insist on the dull proper names instead of the coloful common ones) and Black Eyed Susan, and a mixed grass prairie / SW dessert mountain landscape that has never been plowed. Really worth the trip.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 10:25:07 AM »
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My neighbors tell me the wildflowers are terrific this year after last years fizzle due to the drought. I own a cattle ranch outside of Lampasas and usually the pasture in front of the ranch house is covered in bluebonnets (I haven't been there this spring). Two years ago we even had some white bluebonnets interspersed with the blue which is rare. At the same time I managed to find (and photograph) a "wine cup" which is extremely scarce.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 04:28:00 PM »
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I think we are little past prime right now.  If you had notions of shooting a lot of Macro work or small batches you could get some great shots.  There are many fields of wine cups, prickly poppy, and blue bonnets.  But the damn grasses are coming up.  I've been out shooting found some ridiculous displays.  But I know every road in Washington County.  Birthplace of Texas.  The flowers are earlier this year than normal.  Always good to know where the flowers are.  Brenham Tx, is the main area around here.  Much different then the hill country.  This is known as the rolling hill country.  BUt Texas has probably the finest bloom every year except for last year.  Here are some more.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 04:50:03 PM »
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I like these, specially the "meandering sunset". Just very nice and gentle.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 05:13:28 PM »
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Yes the Meandering Stream was adopted by Lance Armstrong.  The Carissa's Meadow was adopted by Bob Lilly.  If anyone is interested in shooting the image like Carissa Meadow spring is still here.  
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 11:24:50 PM »
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They just had some very large storms pass thru and the rain was heavy.  The spring flowers are still blooming and new kinds are showing up daily.  So if are interested in shooting some flowers and massive amount of butterflies.  Take the drive.  I think you will like what see.  Tim
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 08:48:15 PM »
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Here's what it looks like out in the flower fields.  THese images were taken by Klaus Fischel while I was shooting the images for "For the Love of Texas".

I don't suggest wearing short unless you have snake gators.  It's very difficult to shoot these while trying to not step on any flowers.  Every flower generates betweens 20-50 seeds.
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