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Window on Texas: Mixed-lighting locations

When Photography Editor Griff Smith visited the Dart Bowl bowling alley in Austin to shoot its popular enchiladas for the…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Gonzalez

  In Texas, our independent spirit runs deep, tracing its essence to the state’s original settlers and the days of…

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…

Dublin Rebounds

I don’t remember when the summertime trip to Dublin, Texas, became my son’s birthday tradition. But soon after Elliott outgrew…

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…
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