Transmission Line Construction
Color film look applied to a digital scene of construction of an electrical transmission line over Texas Highway 206 near Cisco in Eastland County, Texas. These massive electricity movement systems are being built to accommodate wind turbine generators going up in parts of West Texas. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Lumix G 20mm f/1.7. Raw conversion in Lightroom 5.7. Post processing in Alien Skin Exposure 7 (Fuji Velvia 50 film preset) and Google Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
Insect on Flower
Color Film look of Insect on an Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella), AKA Firewheel, wildflower on FM 1864 near Scranton in Eastland County, Texas. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro. Raw conversion in DxO Optics Pro 10 via Lightroom CC 2014. Post processing in DxO FilmPack 5 (Cross Processed Kodak Elite 100).
Butterfly on Indian Blanket
Butterfly on Indian Blanket, Callahan County, Texas. Raw conversion in Capture One Pro 7. Post processing in onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8, PhotoLine 18, Topaz Adjust 5 and ACDSee Pro 7. Background texture applied.
Bleach Bypass Insect and Flower
Insect and flower in closeup. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 µ43 camera and M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. Raw conversion in Lightroom 5.4. Application of Bleach Bypass preset in Lightroom after other post processing in Topaz photoFXlab, Topaz DeNoise, Topaz Detail, Topaz Clarify and PhotoLine 18. Uploading from ACDSee 17.
Stylized interpretation of a Silverleaf Nightshade in bloom along the roadside in eastern Callahan County near Scranton, Texas. This is one native plant seldom seen as a recommendation for xeriscaping. It doesn't produce many blooms compared to other wildflowers. But it's about as hardy as they get. However, gardeners consider it a pesky nuisence -- a weed. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 µ43 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. Raw conversion in Capture One Pro 7. Post processing in onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 and ACDSee 17.
Wildflower in the Window
Paintbrush wildflower blossom illuminated by light from the window. Composite photo. Background from a stock collection. Wildflower shot with an Olympus E-M5 m43 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro. Raw conversion with Photo Ninja 1.2.3 via Lightroom 5.3. Post processing in onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8.
Callahan County Indian Blanket
Closeup of a blooming Indian Blanket in Callahan County, just east of Scranton, Texas. Part of a large patch of roadside native wildflowers that bloom every spring here.
To the Windmills
Recently planted rows point to a new non-agriculture source of revenue in the Big Country -- wind turbines. The wind-powered generators in the background are just off Interstate 20 west of Abilene.
WIndmills in the Big Country
Wind turbines occupy cotton fields in the Big Country west of Abilene, Texas.
New Crop for Cotton Land
Cotton farmers and ranchers in some parts of West Texas are generating revenue from a new crop -- lease fees from companies operating wind turbines. This bare cotton field in the BIg Country west of Abilene is home of part of a large array of these electricity generation devices.
Windfarm in the Big Country
Wind turbines operated in a cotton field in the West Texas Big Country just off Interstate 20 west of Abilene, Texas. Processed in Lightroom 5, DxO Optics 8, PhotoLine 17, Topaz photoFXlab, Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail.
Ruins of the old San Fernando Academy on Highway 71 in Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Opened in 1883 and operated until 1890. Processed in Lightroom 5, PhotoLine 17, Topaz photoFXlab, Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail.
WInd turbines on US Highway 87 just south of Big Spring, Texas. These turbines are among a recent group of installations, which continue to pop up in numerous parts of Texas where the wind blows often.
Shell of a House
The rock walls of a gutted house on Hickory Grove Road and Texas Highway 71 in Pontonoc, Mason County, Texas. On private property with a No Tresspassing sign. Cause of house destruction unknown.
Ruins of the old San Fernando Academy on Highway 71 in Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Opened in 1883 and operated until 1890.