Evening at Brazos Bend SP


The weekend we moved to the Houston area we went out to Brazos Bend State Park to check out the Perseids in the night sky. We set up on a short boardwalk to a large pond not too long before sunset. This time I bought my tripod because we were aiming for star and moon shots. We ended up not seeing but a tiny handful of meteors due to the very bright moon. I ended up converting most of my photos to black and white because I liked the feeling of them better. I even tried an HDR image, something I haven’t done before. I’ve mostly avoided it because I can’t stand poorly done HDR imagery, the fake-cartoony images that that it sometimes creates. Chris has done some great HDR and other photographers I know have too, even RJ has done HDR with portrait photography. I tried to work with the photos I did but couldn’t get anything that I liked that didn’t look too cartoony or too undone. I’ll try another time.

Below are the three regular shots I liked best:

sunset1

evening

moon

I had a couple of moon shots with an alligator in the front but I just couldn’t get it to work for me. I may work on a few more and see what I can come up with, but I liked the very simplistic black and white night shots.

What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Evening at Brazos Bend SP

  1. Gayle says:

    Great shots! Be easy on yourself – you do wonderful work!!!

  2. chel says:

    These are SO striking, Misti!

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