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Cypress Trees

Cypress Trees, originally uploaded by Jhawk.

The cypress trees at Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas hill country.

A Drive In the Country

a drive in the country , originally uploaded by Jhawk.

We decided to drive around to various small towns in the area to celebrate our 4th. We passed through historic Navasota, Washington on the Brazos where we stopped at an old time general store and had some Blue Bell ice cream. Then we headed over to Kenney and Bellville where we had some pecan smoked BBQ brisket. A good day was had by all.


RIP, originally uploaded by Jhawk.

We cleaned up an old, overgrown cemetery near Bellville, Texas a few months ago (before temps begin hitting the 100 degree mark here). We used a medal detector to find buried and broken headstones, dug them up and cleaned them as best we could. I snapped this shot during the cleanup.

Before & After

Kenney, Texas

Kenney, Texas

Neglected Faith

neglected faith, originally uploaded by Jhawk.

I took a drive to Bellville this weekend. Right down the road from Bellville, maybe two or three miles, is a small town named Kenney. This little dilapidated church is the first thing you see. It sits in the middle of a field of Texas wildflowers and a few old trees.

This particular capture is an HDR image converted to black & white. I added a brown-ish filter and cranked up the contrast a bit. Lastly I added some vignetting around the edges.

Cusco Countryside

Cusco countryside, originally uploaded by Jhawk.

Right outside of Cusco city, in Peru. We were traveling on horseback and my little Canon Elph of course has no stabilizing lens or anything so I’m not sure how this capture came out so clear. There were plenty of beautiful vistas and old ruins were scattered about the countryside which you could explore.