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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…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bastrop

Bastrop has always been one of my favorite day trips, and it’s one of the few places in Central Texas…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Goliad

As Texans, “Remember the Alamo” is ingrained in our collective conscious. We’re taught the phrase in fourth-grade history, and the…

Window on Texas: Using an Off-Camera Flash

Texas Highways Photo Editor Griff Smith highlights how to use a flash more effectively by removing it from the top…

Chasing Waterfalls

When it comes to H20, in my opinion there is nothing as magical or evocative as a waterfall. The sight…

TipTop Texas: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

I am standing on the summit of Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, tracing the Earth’s curvature with my…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Spicewood

While Spicewood proper may be nothing more than a few buildings tucked away down a country road, the town’s real…
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