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Small Town, Texas

Sometimes I like to take off on a whim and drive to some of the small towns around Austin, just to see what turns up to photograph.
I usually don’t get disappointed — as there is almost ALWAYS something to shoot !  Some of these little towns are trying to make themselves into tourist traps in order to survive — while others are just kinda dying a slow death – but – they all have so much character – if you just look deep enough.
This is a photo essay about “things” – not about people — — but I love to talk to some of the “Old Timers” in these little towns — people who have lived there all their lives…….as they certainly have some wonderful and interesting stories to tell if you just take the time to listen.

Hope you enjoy some of these pictures…….

25 Comments Post a comment
  1. 09/3/2012

    You have a special way with the use of light and colour in your photos! Love`em… 🙂

  2. 09/3/2012

    Beautiful photos…especially photo number 11! 🙂

    • 09/3/2012

      Thank you — that is one of my favorites also

  3. 09/3/2012

    So many of my favorite subjects in your gallery of wonderful shots – cars, rust, texture, old buildings, Americana – makes me want to visit Texas!

  4. 09/3/2012

    I love your photos! I’ll have to share this with some friends.

  5. 09/3/2012

    You have a wonderful way of highlighting this great state we live in! Great photographs!

  6. 09/3/2012

    Nice portrait of a small town – I love the exploration of objects like this. Nice shots!

  7. 09/3/2012

    An exquisite series of photos. Makes me want to visit Texas! Great work. 🙂

  8. 09/4/2012

    All of those simple things around you came out so great! Love the series 🙂

  9. 09/5/2012

    These are terrific. Light, texture, color, and a batch of great subjects. Thanks for your work.

  10. 09/7/2012
    Northern Narratives

    Great photos of small towns and their character.

  11. 09/11/2012

    Absolutely love your work Art, outstanding.

  12. 09/13/2012

    I love old towns! I really enjoyed this series of photos! 🙂

  13. 09/15/2012

    These photos are stunning – and also, not at all how I imagined Texas would look! I’ve got some Italian friends who used to live in Texas, who are going to love them too.
    I can only imagine what amazing photos you could take if you do manage to bring your wife here to Italy 🙂 Have you decided which cities you want to visit?

    • 09/15/2012

      Thanks for your comments ! No — I have not decided which places to visit — and any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated !

      • 09/16/2012

        Hello! This is my top list for Italy:

        Florence and Bologna in Tuscany
        Rome – you need a few months to see all it has to offer!
        Venice (but it’s so expensive you may need to remortgage the house to go there :-)))
        Palermo, Cefalù, Noto and Taormina in Sicily (I’m planning to put up a few photo posts on my blog of these places)
        Costa Amalfitana on the coast near Naples (from which you can visit Vesuvius and Pompeii and the spectacular Museum of Naples)

        I hope that’s enough to whet your appetite!

        The best advice I can give on visiting Italy is that you have to come out of season. Never come in August because all the best places (eg all the good restaurants where locals eat) are closed! Not only this, but all the hotels cost nearly double. Late September or Springtime are the best times to come.

      • 09/18/2012

        Thank you SO MUCH — this is GREAT information !!

  14. 09/16/2012

    Texas is a wonderful state, and you have captured it so beautifully.

  15. 09/22/2012

    Fantastic photos!

  16. 09/29/2012

    Wonderful photos, and this post has made me homesick. I’m from San Antonio, but been living in California some 36 years now. Haven’t been back in a long time.

  17. 09/30/2012

    gosh, a super series.. I also need to remark that the photography is excellent.

  18. 10/14/2012

    i like rustic old small town barns and buildings and things

  19. 12/28/2012

    Changed my limited perception of Texas, admittedly based on tv and movies. Love a lot of the images you’ve taken. Peter


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