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Posts tagged “Palo Pinto County

23rd Week – Images From a Sunday Afternoon Drive Around Palo Pinto County Texas

Life got in the way of my 52 week project. I decided to get back at it but I had a dilemma:  start over at week 1 or pick-up where I left off.  I decided to pick up where I left off.   Yes it’s not a strict 52 week photo project but the more important point is to get out and take photos and share them here.  So here goes.

 

This set of images were all taken at the town of Palo Pinto on hot Sunday afternoon (July 17th, 2014).   I was using my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8.  The sun was harsh plus I wanted depth of field for most of these so I was shoot with high aperture settings

 

is the entrance to the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.

Palo Pinto Country Courthouse Entrance

Palo Pinto Country Courthouse Entrance

One of several historic buildings given new life.

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A repurposed old Gas Station

A repurposed old filling station.

A repurposed old filling station.

A row of old buildings on the South side of the courthouse square.

Palo Pinto Texas South of the courthouse.

Palo Pinto Texas South of the courthouse.

 

This appears to be an old jailhouse that is now in a park with a few log cabins and antique farm equipment in Palo Pinto

Old Palo Pinto jailhouse

Old Palo Pinto jailhouse

First United Methodist Church

Methodist Church

Methodist Church

 

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Monument to the Pioneers of Palo Pinto

Monument to the Pioneers of Palo Pinto

Baker Historic Marker

Baker Historic Marker

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Week 19 – White Tail Doe

Went out this morning with my rifle and camera.  The rifle was for feral hogs.  The camera was for images like these.

Shot with Nikon D300 and Nikkor 300mm f/4.0.  Handheld and braced against the edge of my deer blind.   I think the 3rd and 5th images are my favorites from this series.

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Week 17 – My Hunting Buddy

Alec gave me a hand preparing one of my deer stands and scouting the area.

We found these growing out of the creek bank while following some turkey tracks

Alec in front of stone outcropping that looks like a cave entrance.  This was fertile ground for a 7-year-old boy’s imagination.


Week 15 – A Reminder of Earlier Times

I found this old abandoned farm-house in southwestern Palo Pinto County as a gentle rain storm was rolling in.  No doubt there are memories attached to this place.


Palo Pinto County Hillside View

This is the general area where men such as Charles Goodnight established ranches and drove cattle before moving his operation to the Texas panhandle. This area saw a lot of conflict between Texas settlers and Comanche and Kiowa raiders.  The original road to Fort Belknap went right through the area shown in this photo. Fort Belknap was the northernmost fort among a series of frontier forts intended to protect Texas settlers from Comanche and Kiowa raiders. The forts ran from near the Red River down to near the Rio Grande.

In the past few years drought and wild fires have hit this region hard. The grey areas on the far hillsides show the aftermath of the 2011 wild fires which burned much of the red cedar and oaks that cover these hills.

Palo Pinto Hills


Week 11

My results are better this week than last.  I spent some time in Palo Pinto County out in the brush and hill country. There were many potential subjects that caught my eye. Here are a few.  All shot with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8 lens hand-held.

Barrel Cactus in Palo Pinto County Texas

Barrel Cactus

Cactus Landscape

Palo Pinto County, Nature Stone Outcroppings

Natural Stone Monuments

Lichen Covered Stones in the Palo Pinto Hills

The Sky Comes Alive With Color at Dusk

Display of Colors at Dusk


Week 9

1940’s-era Native Stone Ranch House Several Miles West of Weatherford

According to the owner of the place this house was built for a grandmother on the family ranch back in the 1940s but unknowingly it was built in a flood plain. The river is about a 1/4 of a mile away and not visible from this location, but it has flooded three or four times over the decades where the water was waist-high in the house. It was understandably abandoned as a dwelling.

Native Stone Farm House