The Farm-to-Market roads of Austin County offer beautiful scenic routes in the springtime.
The main entrance roads to Big Bend National Park offer about 50 meandering miles of glorious scenery.
Located along Old US 67, now Van Zandt Road near Glen Rose, this structure of rock, petrified wood, and multicolored brick is what remains of the abandoned “Outlaw Station,” a filling station and Prohibition-era speakeasy.
In the October 2013 issue, writer Bob McCullough teams up with San Antonio-based photographer Vincent McDonald to show us Shonto Ranch, a hunting retreat near Kerrville that also offers photographic safaris. We recently asked Vincent for some tips on animal photography.
From her vantage point hundreds of feet above a grassy plain bisected by a meandering stream, Beth Yoes of Beaumont aimed her digital camera at the sweeping vista, clicked the shutter, and captured the breathtaking scene.
Texans who are lucky enough to live among the vistas of this great big state share a common morning ritual: We get up, we grab our coffee, and we walk to the window to take in our own special view of the desert mountains or the Hill Country or the Gulf Coast waves. The routine is an affirmation of sorts, confirming a kindred sensibility that the world is still a beautiful place to live. But even if your view is nothing more than the neighbor’s scruffy lawn, consider yourself fortunate. Our highways offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vistas of the Texas landscape, whether you live in the midst of one or not.
Ride along with Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith and Creative Director Mark Mahorsky to Luckenbach, Texas, to see the creative process of a Texas Highways cover photo shoot.
Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith walks you through his approach to taking pictures at dusk. Recorded at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas.
Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith demonstrates a simple technique to make liquids in bottles glow without causing flash glare. Recorded at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas.