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For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jun 14, 2012

Beautiful Portrayal of Texas

A good friend of mine, Ellen, sent me the video called Texas State Photographer. Well worth watching. Following is the message in the email.

Wyman Meinzer, the 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 80s. 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 plays by ear-He can not read music, but has many
CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play any
more. 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.

I don't know if I've ever seen such fantastic use of music set to amazing animal and landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery."

Texas State Photographer



11 comments:

  1. I was surprised to see this post. This is my neck of the woods.(or Plains) I have known Doug for many years. Good one!

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    1. I'm sad to say that I've only been in the Panhandle of Texas which is hardly a great introduction to a state that has so much to offer. I thought it was a beautiful video.

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  2. My Dad was a member of the American Legion, served in WWII, and taught me all about the flag. Then our son was in scouts and I got to learn even more. One of our friends did a flag destruction for his Eagle Scout project.

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    1. Yes, my Dad served in WWII, too, and was a member of the VFW. He taught me, too, to be thankful for all this great country has to offer and to respect and appreciate all who have served and still serve our country.

      That was a good project for that young man. So many young people, today, don't understand the importance of patriotism.

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  3. Guess I'll have to look forward to this when I get to an area with a stronger signal. Sounds wonderful and I'd love to see the Palo Duro Canyon scenes having been there just last year.

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  4. Hi, Sherry, I hope you will watch it at some point--it is just so pretty.

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  5. What a beautiful combination of photograhs and music. Loved it!

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    1. My friend thought so and was kind enough to send it to me. It is a beautiful piece.

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  6. We loved the video, looked at his others, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh, I missed the others. I'll have to look. You've seen more of Texas than I have. Now, I regret not having had the time to get to the pretty part!

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  8. LOVED this. What a great photographer and the music was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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