Port A and the Texas Coast

October 27, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity to spend several days on the Texas coast. My base was Rockport, Texas, and I was free to shoot in the mornings and evenings. I was blessed with amazing light nearly each time I ventured out.

Rockport was officially established in the 1870s as a shipping port. Its beginnings still are seen, but in today’s world, Rockport sees more tourists than shipping vessels. Also, shrimp boats pull into the harbor at Rockport each morning to unload their nightly catch and feed the hungry gulls that fly around overhead. Just down the road lies Rockport Beach, offering sand and shoreline for tourists and locals alike. You’ll see a large blue stone crab – a monument to honor the area’s local resident (the blue crab) as you enter the beach area. Just a bit further into the beach, you’ll see a sign shaped like a huge oyster shell announcing your arrival in Rockport.

The town is quirky, and if you hit the right establishment, you’ll find the seafood quite tasty. Our favorite when in town is Charlotte Seafare Plummer’s Resturant. I’m sure you’ll find better, but this is good for our tastes.

But back to the photography… here are a few Rockport images from my days there. I hope to return soon. I know my little girls loved building sandcastles, as well!

The Texas Gulf Coast offers many oppurtinities for photographers

Sunrise over Rockport Harbor along the Texas Gulf Coast can be magnificient.

Gulls play along Rockport beach in this Texas Gulf Coast image.

It took patience to capture these gulls along Rockport Beach on a cool October evening.

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Last June, I had a really productive day. I had scheduled a shoot for a client in Dallas that allowed me to photograph the Dallas skyline at sunset. On the drive up from the Texas Hill Country, I turned off of I-35 near Hillsboro and took the back roads for a ways – exploring and looking for potential sunflower fields. While on that excursion, I came across some of the best and most beautiful Texas Wildflower fields I’ve ever seen – acres and acres of golden sunflowers that stretched to the horizon. I took a few images of these flowers and knew I’d return several more times.

I ended up battling traffic heading into downtown Dallas, and after much angst, I made it to my destination. I shot Dallas skyline images and Dallas panoramas for an hour or so before driving back home late that night.

Recently, I was contacted by and sold an image to CBS – a Dallas skyline panorama – which will be used in their television program, Criminal Minds. I’ve been told the image will air on October 16th and will be placed in their studio representing the Dallas FBI branch. Though I rarely have time to watch television these days, I will be tuned in to watch this show (for the first time ever).

This Dallas Skyline Panorama was captured from the southwest of downtown on a pleasant June evening.

This Dallas Skyline Panorama was captured from the southwest of downtown on a pleasant June evening.

So between the sunflowers photos and Dallas skyline images, that was one drive that was worth the effort. You just never know what you’ll find!

For more images from Texas, please visit my Texas pictures website.

For Texas Wildflower images, please visit either my Bluebonnet and Wildflower gallery or my Texas Wildflowers website.

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