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Not Necessarily the Wild West

As you drive US 67 south from Marfa toward Presidio and the Rio Grande, the rolling hilly plains are sparsely…

Life Returns to the Chisos High Country

With pleasant late-September temperatures and a picture-perfect blue sky overhead, I shrugged on a backpack loaded with overnight gear and…

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…

Port A Anytime

Childhood summer vacations spent on the sand at Port Aransas passed far too quickly. Even though my sisters and I…

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.
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