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Beautiful Photos Across Texas by Wyman Meinzer, Texas State Photographer
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Dec 31, 2022 16:14:23   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
A friend sent me a link to these fabulous photos of West Texas by Texas State photographer Weiman Meinzer.

Wyman Meinzer, the Texas State Photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80's. He said there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.

The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town. Doug always played by ear. He cannot read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore.
Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains (cap rock to Seymour, the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches). There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.
This is simply a beautiful portrayal of the unique part of our country.


https://player.vimeo.com/video/22132017?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

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Dec 31, 2022 16:31:14   #
DianeL Loc: Charlotte, NC
 
Thank you for sharing. This photographer is amazing. The music fit with the scenes and made the video more enjoyable.

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Dec 31, 2022 16:32:39   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
DianeL wrote:
Thank you for sharing. This photographer is amazing. The music fit with the scenes and made the video more enjoyable.


Thanks Diane. Glad you liked it.

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Dec 31, 2022 16:40:11   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
My uncle had a ranch outside of Fort Stockton in west Texas. I was fortunate enough to see a few of these things in real life. During the summers I would hike and explore that area with my cousins. Unfortunately, this was before the Army took me from Texas and I became interested in photography.

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Dec 31, 2022 16:45:17   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
UTMike wrote:
My uncle had a ranch outside of Fort Stockton in west Texas. I was fortunate enough to see a few of these things in real life. During the summers I would hike and explore that area with my cousins. Unfortunately, this was before the Army took me from Texas and I became interested in photography.


Thanks for commenting Mike. We took a trip to West Texas with our friends from San Antonio and stayed at Cibolo Ranch. A great visit to Big Bend National Park which I posted a few years ago. No comparison to these photos !

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Dec 31, 2022 16:46:49   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
UTMike wrote:
My uncle had a ranch outside of Fort Stockton in west Texas. I was fortunate enough to see a few of these things in real life. During the summers I would hike and explore that area with my cousins. Unfortunately, this was before the Army took me from Texas and I became interested in photography.


I think Fort Stockton is the darkest place in the US and ideal for astrophotography.

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Dec 31, 2022 16:50:55   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
srfmhg wrote:
I think Fort Stockton is the darkest place in the US and ideal for astrophotography.


It was certainly dark with nothing happening during my youth (LOL).

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Dec 31, 2022 17:15:29   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
Many of those photos are of things that the average person would glance at and just walk on by. Some of them left me, how did he do that? Beautiful and for a change the music enhances the photos and it's less than five minutes. Thanks for the great post.

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Dec 31, 2022 17:27:20   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
tramsey wrote:
Many of those photos are of things that the average person would glance at and just walk on by. Some of them left me, how did he do that? Beautiful and for a change the music enhances the photos and it's less than five minutes. Thanks for the great post.


Thanks for your kind comments Tramsey. I thought that they would give people a lift at the end of a miserable year.

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Dec 31, 2022 17:29:12   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Thanks for the link, Mark.

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Dec 31, 2022 17:34:52   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
kpmac wrote:
Thanks for the link, Mark.


You're most welcome Ken.

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Jan 1, 2023 05:58:19   #
Fstop12 Loc: Kentucky
 
Very nice, thanks for sharing this.

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Jan 1, 2023 07:05:07   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 

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Jan 1, 2023 12:42:41   #
Jwshelton Loc: Denver,CO
 
Wow! Thanks for the link. I watch two other videos that came up after the first one.
Talented and inspirational.
Need to get out in the field more.
Will make that a New Year's resolution!
Appreciate your sharing.

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Jan 1, 2023 15:03:47   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
Fstop12 wrote:
Very nice, thanks for sharing this.


You’re most welcome Fstop.

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