FACES OF TEXAS
When I seek spiritual renewal I gravitate to scenic destinations. I find that mountains and waters bring me a sense of inner peace. In my photographs, I capture scenery that captivates me, and I communicate that moment of inspiration to the viewer. Variety is one of the things that I love about Texas. Its immense size, allows for many varied types of landscapes. Prairies and plains, mountains and rolling hills, canyons, lakes, beaches and forests - these are the many Faces of Texas. This series explores some of the unique areas throughout the Great State of Texas.
The most Northern area unfolds from rolling hills to vast plains that are home for cattle, cotton, oil and wind. This mostly barren land holds a massive canyon section that lies within the Panhandle of Texas. Palo Duro and Caprock Canyons are hidden treasures of the Panhandle.
The Gulf of Mexico is located five hours directly south of Dallas. Passing through the Texas Hill Country, the coastline finally greets you. Sandy beaches, water and sun create a perfect combination for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The area boasts of tourism, fresh seafood, shipping and oil refineries and its related commerce.
Scattered throughout East Texas are many man-made lakes and stock ponds. East Texas also hosts Caddo Lake, one of the few non-oxbow natural lakes in Texas. Notable features of Caddo Lake are the moss-covered cypress trees. They contribute to an other-worldly atmosphere that is not characteristic of any other location in Texas.
West Texas is another world in itself. Mountains, canyons, deserts, cactus, and oil derricks abound in this dry land. Unobstructed by buildings, panoramic views can be seen in every direction. The land is rugged and beautiful all at the same time.
The landscapes of Texas are as different as the people who call this state their home. The images in this series depict the many Faces of Texas.