• RBA 9753 AuroraHDR2019 edit - Watching the Weather...
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    Watching the Weather…

    In Texas during the Summer it seems that there are an awful lot of clear, HOT days with a rather uninteresting sky. I think sunrise and sunset are the best when there are clouds involved.But when a front comes through and the clouds start building it can be quite dramatic! My favorite thing to see are gaps in the clouds and beams of light are spread out all over the place. I call it “That ‘Ray’ Thing”. When the weather changes rapidly I love to see towering…

  • Discovering the Beach
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    Childhood…

    I’ve watched my children grow up and now I’m watching my grandchildren grow up. Life is so fleeting. Memories are precious. The joys of it all. Remembering the first time I went to the beach as toddler. . All the way from learning to walk; walking with my dad or mom; Parks; and learning about life. Discovering FISH! Playing with the water hose on a hot Summer day. Learning to ride a bike and discovering my freedom and mobility… Learning to fly on a swing and the…

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    Early Morning Austin…

    *Re-posted from Original Blog* I had a chance to relax and get out early and went to downtown Austin – the corner of Riverside and 1st to be exact. Where you would think folks would be sleeping. Not in Austin! Folks are out running and biking and excercising their dogs – it’s amazing. The photo ops are unbelievable in this beautiful city that I call home. The photo’s I really want to share are of a Heron that spied a good fishing spot in the river. He…

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    Favorite Things to Photograph…

    I’d have to say I have many things I like to shoot. I wish I wasn’t so introverted or I’d take more people shots (other than family, they have to let me photograph them.) I love old cars and even have one that I’ve sold a few of. It is one of my favorites that I call “Americana”. Other than old cars there is of course airplanes! I love a good airshow especially if they have the old AND the new birds putting on the show. I…

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    Grandest of Canyons

    My wife and I had the opportunity to take a vacation to the Grand Canyon. I must tell you; No photograph does this work of God justice. You MUST see it for yourself. The vistas, the wildlife, the calm. You just can’t beat it. There is so much to see. We plan on going back and possible touring the other Rim and seeing the other side. One of the best places in the world to relax! There is plenty to do. We stayed at the Grand Canyon…

  • RBA5041 - Texas Bugs
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    Texas Bugs

    I’ve been living in this house since 2005 and of course you have the usual ‘garden variety’ of bugs (ants, locusts, beetles) crawling around but after a few years we’ve been seeing other ‘pests’ around. The scariest, of course, being a tarantula. Then more recently I’ve been seeing quite a few, very large, walking sticks(?) – I think Praying Mantis’ are cool but these walking sticks, as I call them are pretty cool as well. Just thought I’d share. I’ve seen scorpions and snakes as well but…

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    Georgetown War bird Weekend 2019

    On August 4th 2019 the Georgetown Texas Municipal Airport (KGTU) hosted the Georgetown War Bird Weekend where the locally based WWII Bomber PBJ/B-25 “Devil Dog” and the B-17 “Texas Raiders” hosted tours and rides of the two aircraft of the Commemorative Air Force. Pilots and veterans were on hand to provide information, history, and sell souvenirs that keep these historic aircraft flying!I had such a great time I just had to post a few photographs of the memorable event!. It does cost a bit to take a…

  • © Copyright 2012, Robert D. Barrett
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    Now It is 2013…

    It is now officially 2013. Eight days after the end of the Mayan calendar. I’m going to make a t-shirt saying I outlived the Mayan Calendar. It feels like I’m the first one awake on this side of the world. I’ve already quit smoking (gained 80 pounds) – I rarely drink so I don’t have a hangover. I feel like getting creative and just going out on this first day of the year with my camera just to see what I can find. I hope that the…

  • © copyright 2012, Robert D Barrett
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    Christmas in Austin..

    I had the opportunity to walk around Zilker Park the other day just to take a break from the job, bills, Christmas stress, etc and just enjoy the birds and taking pictures. The weather so far this winter has been incredibly mild compared to the rest of the country with forcast snow, and just getting over Hurricane Sandy and all. I actually feel as though I got some excercise and walked all around the park from the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue (near 1st street and Riverside Dr)…