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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…

  • © copyright 2012, Robert D. Barrett
    Life,  Photography,  Wildlife

    Llano Texas Eagles Nest…

    It has been awhile since I’ve been able to wander over towards Llano and see how the Eagles are doing. They have been nesting near there for quite a few years. I found they’ve moved the nest a little down the road but to my joy the nest is a little closer to the road (for all of us photographers out there this is wonderful). It can take a little patience while you’re out there watching. Nothing interesting may happen for awhile – but sometimes you get…

  • © 2011 Copyright Robert D. Barrett
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    The Lesson in Grand Kids…

    I guess I have to say I’ve been blessed by some pretty special people in my life. Just when I thought I was getting old and that it was all work and no play along come the grand children to teach me to relax again. There’s nothing like the memories of hanging out… The absolute joy of success… As well as how to deal with failure…(just get back up and ride some more)… The joy of exploration and learning (don’t hide in the dryer)… How to eat…

  • © copyright 2011, Robert D. Barrett
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    Artist -vs- Creep…

    I’ve been pretty self concious about my weight and my back lately. I suffer from a slipped disc and chronic back pain and my gut isn’t helping. So I have been going hiking quite a bit with my camera. Today, around Lake Georgetown. Lord it was hot but I wanted to burn off some steam and relax with my trusty camera. Little did I know that the times have changed. You cannot go walking around the lake with a camera without someone saying something. I was walking…

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    Community,  Life,  Photography

    Austin Vibe…

    I love Austin, Texas. I wish there was a better, more articulate way of saying it, but that’s the truth. I love to just BE in Austin. I think it has a ‘vibe’ all of its own. I love to go down around 1st Street or Congress Avenue and just people watch. Well, and dog watch as well I suppose. People come out to exercise or play with their pets and just relax and enjoy the day or unwind after work. I can’t explain it really it’s…

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    Austin, Texas…

    I really love Austin, Texas, especially downtown. It’s picturesque and the people are amazing! I have to say that the city has its own ‘vibe’. They’ve just completed the Austonian in downtown which is now the tallest building in Austin. I wonder if they let folks up on the top to take pictures or if you have to live there? My favorite building is usually the Frost Bank Tower. I guess because it’s shiney – reflects the light well. Looks like an ‘owl’ sometimes. I haven’t placed…

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    Out in the Country…

    What a wonderful day this turned out to be! It didn’t start out very well but I decided to just get out and wander. The sun was out and it wasn’t too cold and I just decided to take a county road to see what I could see. I don’t know why it is that I’m always ‘looking for a picture’. I don’t know how to describe it other than when I saw this bunch, I hit the brakes. They were just standing there staring looking like…

  • © copyright 2011, Robert D. Barrett
    Life,  Photography

    Talking Animals…

    Have you ever imagined animals talking to you or is it just me? Alright, I’m going out on a limb here. I’ve been thinking all day “what am I going to blog about for this challenge?” I have all this work to do and then I have to get gas and have all these things to do after work. So I’m sitting there in my truck this morning – and then I look out my window and there is this bird sitting on the curb staring up…

  • Copyright © 2009, Bob Barrett
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    Renewal…

    I remember passing this house a couple of years ago and loved the old style of it. My thoughts at the time were that it would make a great haunted house. I just loved the old style of it. Actually I wished I had lived there. Well, I was driving around and passed by the house yesterday and low-and-behold it had been totally remodeled and WOW what a beautiful house it is now! Georgetown Texas is such a beautiful town. The people are great and I love…