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Galaxy Quest

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas…

McDonald Observatory Telescopes

The McDonald Observatory has nine primary research telescopes with varying capabilities and purposes. Here’s a look at some of facility’s…

Window on Texas: Surface Preparation

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith demonstrates some unusual methods for making your subjects look better before you ever press…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: La Grange

While some may only know La Grange for its infamous “chicken ranch” or through the music of bearded rockers ZZ…

Window on Texas: Live Performance Photography

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith shares his favorite techniques for taking great pictures at a live performance.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Killeen

  For thousands, Killeen is a place you get stationed, not a place you vacation. However, those who visit will…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

From a distance, West Texas’ Davis Mountains float above the Chihuahuan Desert like a smoky mirage. Formed millions of years…

Looking for Bigtooth

As dusk settles over the campground, a faint chorus rises from the reed-fringed pond next to my tent. The sound gradually…

Window on Texas: Adjusting White Balance

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith explains how manually adjusting your camera's white balance can improve your pictures.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: College Station

  While Texas A&M University has made a sports move to the Southeastern Conference, College Station is still a truly…

Window on Texas: Reflectors

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith sheds light on one of the most useful and easily improvised camera accessories: the…

Welcome to Shangri La

It all started with a story. British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, told of a nirvana tucked away…
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