Sunday, July 31, 2011

Receding River - Georgetown, TX

The San Gabriel River is on the retreat. The Texas drought which now has hit extreme levels in about 80% of the state is causing this waterway to shrink to almost nothing. I shoot this location of the San Gabriel often and is one of my favorite places to photograph. While this scene was beautiful the sad part is I was standing on dry rock in the middle of the river bed that in most cases is flowing freely. The clouds that were building at sunset only teased the San Gabriel as they formed and then dissapeared not producing a single drop of rain.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gulf Sunrise - Galveston, TX

This summer the family spent some time down at the beach in Galveston Texas. We had a great time relaxing and spending time at the beach. One morning I woke up early to make some photographs before the sun got to high and captured this photograph of the beach early in the morning. While peaceful it was not empty. Throngs of fisherman had already taken to the water and they were busy trying to get their daily catch in before the beach goers showed up to crowd them out. It is amazing that just a few short years ago in 2008 this beach was devastated by Hurricane Ike wiping out most of the island. It is once again a beautiful place and great for some family fun.