“I love the ability to capture and create scenes that might brighten someone’s day … I hope that people who are unable to visit these sites will be able to enjoy their beauty. The Texas Hill Country keeps me inspired, and I worry about our natural resources. I hope its beauty will remain for generations to come.”
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Striking photographs captured by across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by an Austin-based conservation group. About 400 images were entered into the Hill Country Alliance’s 2014 photo contest, an annual event that collects “stunning and evocative” depictions of the scenic 25-county region, said Christy Muse, the organization’s executive director.
“This happened to be just what we were hoping for – the perfect combination of a moonless night, the star-filled galaxy, and the railroad bridge. The unique and varied landscapes of Central Texas bring me a lot of joy as a photographer.”
“The smaller life forms we encounter every day are very often overlooked. If we slow down and really take time to observe them, they each offer something interesting. Capturing the magnificence and mystery of Texas wildlife is my passion.”
“I stepped outside to enjoy the rain-cooled air, and saw an amazing double rainbow over the art studio my husband built. It seemed magical. The Hill Country is my home, and it is never boring.”
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