Thunderhead over Contrabando movie set

Thunderhead over Contrabando movie set

Many of the dilapidatedadobe structures of the Contrabando movie set near Lajitas, Texas have been removed.  Some remain in the harsh Chihuahuan desert heat with only the predictable summer thunderstorms as a respite. Although I was using a modern digital camera, I was visualizing the scene in black and white and setting my exposure based on Ansel Adams' Zone System. 

Texas Bluebonnets at Sunset

Texas Bluebonnets at Sunset

A fragrant field of bluebonnets near Blooming Grove, Texas

Northern California Coast

Northern California Coast

Early morning on the California coast. Photographed with a Linhof Technika 4X5 view camera usingthe Ansel Adams Zone System. Tri-X film processed using water bath technique to retain bright sky and shadow detail. Printed on Oriental Seagull paper and selenium toned.

Rare albino cenizo

Rare albino cenizo

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Distant thunderstorm over Davis Mountains

Distant thunderstorm over Davis Mountains

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, For Davis, Texas

Ocotillo at sunrise

Ocotillo at sunrise

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Rio Grande River from Big Hill

Rio Grande River from Big Hill

The Rio Grande River from theBig Hill overlook along the highway from Lajitas to Presidio, Texas.

 

Grain elevator in Texas Panhandle

Grain elevator in Texas Panhandle

Tulia, Texas

The Hoodoos

The Hoodoos

Big Bend Ranch State Park

The Hoodoos and Rio Grande river

The Hoodoos and Rio Grande river

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Chisos Basin fog

Chisos Basin fog

Big Bend National Park

Boquillas, Mexico and Del Carmen Mountains

Boquillas, Mexico and Del Carmen Mountains

from Big Bend National Park

Cholla cactus in Chinati Mountains

Cholla cactus in Chinati Mountains

Rio Grande river and Sierra Del Carmen Mountains

Rio Grande river and Sierra Del Carmen Mountains

from Big Bend National Park

Verbena on slopes of Davis Mountains

Verbena on slopes of Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park

Chisos Mountains from Alamo Springs

Chisos Mountains from Alamo Springs

Big Bend National Park

Morning on Devils River

Morning on Devils River

Devils River State Natural Area, Texas

Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls State Park, Bend, Texas

Texas springs

Texas springs

Springs near Leakey, Texas

Century plant in snow

Century plant in snow

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Lichens and wildflowers on forest floor

Lichens and wildflowers on forest floor

Arkansas

Old Czech barn

Old Czech barn

Dubina, Texas

Texas bluebonnets and indian paintbrush

Texas bluebonnets and indian paintbrush

Bell County, Texas

Cypress swamp and Spanish moss

Cypress swamp and Spanish moss

Caddo Lake State Park, Texas

Dogwood bloom in East Texas

Dogwood bloom in East Texas

Caldwell County, Texas

Winter moonset over El Capitan

Winter moonset over El Capitan

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Settler cabin below El Capitan peak

Settler cabin below El Capitan peak

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Autumn color in McKittrick Canyon

Autumn color in McKittrick Canyon

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe River in Autumn

Guadalupe River in Autumn

Guadalupe River State Park, Texas

Wisteria overtaking old cabin

Wisteria overtaking old cabin

Elgin, Texas

Hedgehog cactus in Davis Mountains

Hedgehog cactus in Davis Mountains

near Fort Davis, Texas

Mexican vaquerros at sundown

Mexican vaquerros at sundown

Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico

Bluebonnets in fog

Bluebonnets in fog

Bell County, Texas

Frio River

Frio River

Garner State Park, Texas

Irrigation canal in west Texas

Irrigation canal in west Texas

Toyahvale, Texas

Bonito Lava Flow

Bonito Lava Flow

Flagstaff, Arizona

Sunset at Palo Duro State Park

Sunset at Palo Duro State Park

Canyon, Texas

Summers Mill, Salado, Texas

Summers Mill, Salado, Texas

Sunrise lounging, Dunmore, WV.

Sunrise lounging, Dunmore, WV.

Sunrise, Dunmore, WV.

Sunrise, Dunmore, WV.

Autumn sanctuary- Virginia

Autumn sanctuary- Virginia

Photo Dec 29, 6 53 18 PM.JPG
Santa Elena Canyon

Santa Elena Canyon

Big Bend National Park

Wisteria - Salado, Texas

Wisteria - Salado, Texas

Sunset-Beaver Lake, Arkansas

Sunset-Beaver Lake, Arkansas

Boxley Valley, Arkansas

Boxley Valley, Arkansas

Snow-covered trees in Boxley Valley, Arkansas

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Buffalo National River, Arkansas

Buffalo National River, Arkansas

Winter on the Buffalo National River.

Arkansas Waterfall - Little Rock

Arkansas Waterfall - Little Rock

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs Railroad in Winter

Eureka Springs Railroad in Winter

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Death Valley, California

Pastel light on Sierra Nevada range from Alabama Hills.

Pastel light on Sierra Nevada range from Alabama Hills.

Morning light on the Sierra Nevada range from Alabama Hills in California.

Sierra Nevada from Alabama Hills

Sierra Nevada from Alabama Hills

Morning light on the Sierra Nevada range from Alabama Hills in California.

Alabama Hills- Lone Pine, California

Alabama Hills- Lone Pine, California

Alabama Hills- Lone Pine, California

Alabama Hills- Lone Pine, California

Dead Horse Point - Utah

Dead Horse Point - Utah

Winter at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Dead Horse Point - Utah

Dead Horse Point - Utah

Winter at Dead Horse Point - Utah

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

Flagstaff, Arizona

Strawberry pitaya- Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas

Strawberry pitaya- Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas