Corpus Christi Spring 2017

My lovely wife and I went to Corpus Christi Texas for a Catholic Daughters Convention April 20-23, 2017. While she was at the convention most of the time, I had a photography outing. I took over 850 pictures of the event and areas in and around Corpus.

Nice weather produced some pretty sunrises.

I rode my bike to the Naval Air Station and saw several birds. The birds I saw and wanted to photograph was a Red Tipped Spoonbill. They look similar to Flamingos.  When I dove there in the car, of course they were already gone and it was getting hot.

I had a nice surprise when I loaded the Pictures on the PC.

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You can’t plan this shot

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I thought this seaweed was interesting

Afterwards I drove to Mustang Island to Bob Hall Pier.

 I don’t know what this bird is, but he looks intimidating. I just googled it and it is an Osprey.

I tried some long exposure shots at night of the Corpus Christi bay and skyline. Some are pretty good but even on the tripod the wind was shaking my camera. Crazy!

Birds everywhere.

I got photobombed with a seagull. Surprise!

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This is one of my favorites!

Along the Docks there are several actively working shrimp boats.

Along the coast line as well is a little ways in town, there were some interesting places from yesteryear.

 Some planned graffiti and some not so much.

I walked to the top of the Harbor Bridge, (well almost) – This bridge is 16 stories high at the road surface to the water. The little walkway is barely wide enough for two people back to back. It was a little freaky to say the least!

I have posted the some of the better pictures here.

Next weekend we go to Bastrop, Texas for Channa’s 93rd Birthday! Stay tuned!

Pody

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Levelland

Levelland, Texas. Population 13452. Home of South Plains College and Little Dribblers.

We made a quick trip to Levelland last weekend (04-07-17). I had a little time Saturday morning to take a few shots.

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I’m not sure what this building used to be

The Ethanol plant east of town.

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The Cottonseed Oil plant

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My fellow photographer captured this as well.

Check out her site,  she has some great pictures – https://melindagreenharvey.com/

Birds at South Plains College and around the house.

These are the Iris in the yard. Channa (my mother-in-law) has a very green thumb.

On our way back to Plano, I took the road of my childhood through Haskell Texas. We didn’t spend much time in Haskell, but there are MANY photo opportunities along the way.

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The halfway tree.

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These two were taken outside of Jayton

 

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Road Runner in Haskell

We go to Corpus next!

Thanks for looking.

Pody

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A world of Concrete

Neighborhood Petroglyphs! 

According to Wikipedia Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroglyph

I believe just about anything can make a good photograph and hopefully I have captured some here.

I carry my camera most of the time on my daily walk in the morning and/or at lunch and try to be more observant of things, I started the noticing concrete. Of course we have lots of it around here and I have seen several places with something scribbled or an OOPS moment. There are several shades of concrete with weathering and some a little newer.

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Nature

Bikes

Animals

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Next up- Corpus Christi towards the middle of April!

Pody

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