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Big Bend

The Big Bend area is one of my favorite places in Texas. This is the area north of the prominent bend in the Rio Grande where the course changes from running east-southeast to north-northeast. Within this area you’ll find Big Bend National Park [BBNP] (801,163 acres) and Big Bend Ranch State Park [BBRSP] (300,000 acres). In addition there is Black Gap…

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Lyrical Abstracts

Lyrical Abstracts is a collection of architectural abstract images of Houston’s Lyric Garage. In an earlier post, I included 2 images of the Lyric. Both, are a traditional composition. Accordingly, each is shot from the corner and include the entire building. Additionally, one was taken during the day and one in early evening. The difference was that in the daylight,…

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Brava

Brava is Houston’s newest high-rise residential building in downtown Houston. This 46-story building has a unique and captivatingly beautiful design. This is no surprise as the exterior architects were Munoz + Albin the same firm that designed the Lyric Garage only a block away. The architect’s link above gives a detailed description of the building’s design. However, I’ll keep it…

day and night

Day And Night

The two worlds of day and night can be both opportunities and challenges for a photographer. It often requires different techniques both in taking the shot and processing. Additionally, the transition period between day and night can add a third scenario to consider. Some scenes we are very familiar with all times of the day. For other scenes, seeing them…

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Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana is the quintessential small midwestern town. That is, except for one thing; the architecture. In 1991, the AIA (American Institute of Architects) rated Columbus sixth on its list of the top 10 American cities for architectural quality and innovation. It seems little Columbus is in the company of giants such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco. No…

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The old proverb, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” describes the concept of how often we find that the things we are most familiar with lose their allure, their ability to hold our attention, and, our perception of their value declines. This also applies to our perception of the area where we live in terms of its value of being something worth photographing.…