Category: 100 Images


(Aug 14th, 2014)

It’s one of those instances where the GPS leads you to an accidental discovery by insisting you make a somewhat questionable right turn.

It is a road I have driven a few times before from Houston to Alvin, and then back. I have noticed it’s also route that I have to take when I forget how to get to a location in Alvin, or how to get back to Houston.

It is not a particularly scenic route. One lane traffic designated CR 129. Some warehouses, industrial buildings and a very interesting landscape or architecture building that has some sort of metal sculpture on the roof. (Which I will have to remember to take a closer look next time).

Then I noticed a rock sign for a Buddhist temple. And then this large statue of a meditating buddha right next to it. Needless to say, it got my attention. I only had time to take some pictures of the statue. Will try to find time in the very near future to see about the temple.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140814-Buddha-Statue-Alvin/43650407_8mRc73

 

[100 Images] Seadrift Part II

(Aug 8th, 2014)

 

Another road trip out to Seadrift, TX. This time, we got to spend a few hours exploring the little town.

Founded in 1888, and judging from historical photos on display near the Art Boat art center, it was a town on the verge on becoming a place to be.

It survives today as a shrimp port, and a oasis of sorts away from chemical plants and the city of Victoria.

more photos at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140806-Seadrift/43518998_r27dV8

 

A torpedo as yard ornament.

Pelican bay.

Swing facing San Antonio Bay.

Shrimp boats up close.

(Aug 2nd, 2014)

The Barnes & Nobles over at Bay Area Blvd host interesting characters. The most recent one is of a NASA engineer parking in the car lot with a telescope set up.

Thanks to him, I got see the International Space Station fly by, and a quick lesson in buying a telescope. Did not catch his last name, but he was very proud of the fact that he designed the original software to track the ISS some twenty years ago.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140802-Moon-Through-The/43485021_Hc2Sp4

 

(July 24th, 2014)

Got to spend a few minutes at La Porte beach after a photo assignment nearby. Noticed a whole bunch of people with metal detectors combing the beach. Unusual only to the fact that there were so many of them at once. Found out later it was a city ordinance, which only allowed metal detectors on the beach every Thursday.

Also a first for me seeing a under water detector in action.

Cigarette dangling. Sweaty shirt. Kaki hat. Shorts and running shoes. The complete modern day treasure hunter.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140724-Treasure-Hunters/43255761_WjjCsV

(June 30th, 2014)

Working backwards. A quick visit to McKinney, TX. Sweet little town. Revitalized. It is surviving as opposed to dying, as have seen in other towns like Baytown and La Porte.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV

Part 2 at : https://forestphotography.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/100-images-of-summer-almost-postcards-ii/

 

 


(July 1st, 2014)

A road trip to Dallas.

“Vocation Pictures” are perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned form of photography. Those jokes about relative and friends making you sit through hours of slideshow of their recent holiday trip, are really more about the narcissism of the persons showing rather than about the bad photos.

The pictures taken are about a very specific time/place in your/their history, good or bad. The next time someone else visits the place, its going to look and feel different. There will be different stories.

“Look! This is us at Mount Fuji!”
“Yes. Looks great. Tell me now, what was happening that day where you were when you were there? Tell me about that old man walking behind you?”

In this particular series, images from a visit to Bishop Arts District, Watter Creek, Allen Marriott Courtyard and Buccee’s at Madisonville.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV 

(June 30th, 2014)

Dragonflies and their relatives are fascinating insects to photography. Caught this Damselfly just hanging out on this one spot on this rope at an artificial nature enclave in Dallas. It actually let me get close. Beautiful creature.

more Summer images at: forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer

Image available for purchase at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/buy/7435467_gxs227/3359217078_3bTrWLS/

(June 25th, 2014)

Puddles formed after a good rain.

Something that always intrigued me, but never paid too much attention to in terms of it being a photographic subject. Until recently. Maybe it can be my new thing.

Turned the images upside down, and all of a sudden, one can imagine an “Alice in Wonderland” scenario. Or any Sci-Fi multi-verse situations.

Hoping this will be a good Summer rain year.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/Vortexes/42444174_DXH85W

 

(June 2nd, 2014)

Summer holidays officially starts with images of dragonflies and the beach. The 100 Images of Summer continues with revisitation and hopefully some new adventures.

Prints are for sale. More information under each image.

more images at : http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer

Widow Skimmer @ Field at Alvin, TX.

Remnants of Storm Passed. High Tide. Galveston. (35mm). Print for sale: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/buy/7435467_gxs227/3292650850_7bWt9d5/

Remnants of Storm Passed. High Tide. Galveston. (Panoramic) Print for sale: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/buy/31081619_Q4cmnG/3295269788_82tcG4Q/

(Aug 31st, 2013)

The City of Alvin celebrates its founding with a Festival. Still technically mid-summer, but that did not stop local parade enthusiasts to give it their all.

I also learned that the 1823 Brazoria Militia never actually disbanded since its founding. Their descendants has since revived the organization and has been travelling around with full on regalia and real firing of canons of the period. Very cool.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2013-100-Images-of-Summer/20130831-Alvin-Depot-Day/31902313_c4N87n

A time warped moment where the 1823 Brazoria Militia meets with a Continental Army officer.