Not all of Texas is desert and canyons and in fact, much of East Texas is filled with tall pine forests such as the Angelina National Forest, the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Sabine National Forest and the Sam Houston National Forest. These four national forests cover over 500,000 acres spread over ten different Texas counties and include some of the beautiful hiking trails you can imagine.
My favorite is the Angelina National Forest near Jasper, Texas which includes the beautiful Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Hey folks! Just a real quick post and update as I head out to the Texas Hill Country for a little commercial and landscape work. I took this image at Boykin Springs in the Angelina National Forest last weekend. It was a pretty windy day and I wanted to see what effect the moving clouds and ripples in the water would have on a long (4 second) exposure.
Poster & Print Update
I expect to have my first three 16″ x 24″ posters available for sale early next week on the “Prints & Posters” page on this blog. Each poster will be printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper which boasts superb color reproduction and a standard archival value of 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage. Most orders will ship in 48 hours. All posters will be shipped flat in a very secure padded cardboard container to protect your poster during transport. To keep things simple there is a flat shipping charge regardless of the number of posters ordered.
If you would like to order a fine art print of any image posted on my blog, please contact me via the “Contact” page on this blog and I’ll send you a price list to look over.
I thought I’d post a Google Map just in case you’re wondering exactly where I took these next two images. I realize that these don’t look the way folks expect Texas to look but it’s real. East Texas is covered in lush pine forests with several beautiful rivers running through the area. It’s completely different geology and geography from the areas of central Texas I’ve previously shown you.
Thanks everyone for those great comments on Saturday’s post. I appreciate all my friends taking up the slack while I was out in the heat.
When I wander the back roads of Texas I seldom know exactly what I’m looking for until I see it. I may drive hundreds of miles (as I did in the past few days) in search of some allusive subject or location to photograph. More and more I find myself searching for a subject that speaks to me of peace and quiet, both of which are in short demand these days. This still little spring fed lake in the Angelina National Forest of East Texas fit the bill perfectly!