dakotacowboy

                                                          by Duane A. Bender

  • Flyby

    Morning flight near the Grapevine Marina

  • West Texas Road

    Days end on the road to Big Bend National Park

  • Main Street Christmas

    Historic Main Street in Grapevine ,Texas

  • B & D Mills

    The original flour mill complex, constructed 1902, consists of a three-story wooden building, round grain tank and other outbuildings. All remain within the many-times-expanded facility. The B & D Mills operated in Grapevine, Texas until 1973.

  • Autumn Garden

    November beauty at the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Dry Tortugas National Park

    Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park that is only accessible only by boat or seaplane. Dry Tortugas was established to protect the island and marine ecosystems of the Dry Tortugas, to preserve Fort Jefferson and submerged cultural resources such as shipwrecks, and to allow for public access in a regulated manner.

  • Desert Shadows

    The shadows are captured on this full moon evening at White Sands National Monument.

  • Mountain Meadow III

    This was photographed at a third meadow while on the road to Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

  • Old School House

    The 1895 White Oaks School Building was closed in 1947. In 1879, following the discovery of gold and coal in the Jicarilla Mountains, White Oaks sprang into existence from nothing. It was frequented by notable Old West personalities, including Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Shotgun John Collins. White Oaks is now a ghost town in Lincoln County, New Mexico.

  • Marina Colors III

    The color and light were special for this Marina image shot at Victoria, British Columbia.

  • Awaiting Sunrise

    Twenty-five minutes before sunrise at the Grapevine Marina

  • Emptiness Of Fog

    Foggy morning at Point Clear, Alabama

  • Alsace-Lorraine Christmas II

    This image was recovered from a Fuji APS-Color negative film image shot in December 1998 in France.

  • It's A Wonderful Life

    Classic Christmas Movies at the historic Palace Theater in Grapevine, Texas

  • Night Train

    Sunset at the Grapevine Train Station

  • The Village Blacksmith

    The Blacksmith - yesteryears necessity, today's art form

  • Point Bolivar Light

    Point Bolivar Light is a historic lighthouse in Port Bolivar, Texas, that was built in 1872. It served for 61 years before being retired in 1933,

  • Wild River

    The Frijoles River flows year-round southeast from the Jemez Mountains to the Rio Grande River. The photo of the river was taken in Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.

  • A Visitor

    This horse probably has very few unknown visitors.

  • Mountain Meadow II

    This gated pasture was found along the road to Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

  • Young Love

    This was shot at the "golden hour" about 40 minutes before sunset. The sand dunes of White Sands National Monument provided the setting.

  • Tones Of Sunrise

    This was taken shortly after sunrise while cruising south of Juneau, Alaska.

  • River Meets Sky

    Sunset in Austin, Texas

  • Alsace-Lorraine Christmas

    Recovered a from color negative film image shot in December 1988 in France.

  • Vineyard Barn

    This vineyard barn stands alone in the Dundee HIlls of Oregon

  • December Evening

    Street scene near Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth

  • Ghost Train

    Mystery train cars at Grapevine Train Yard

  • Suprise Storm

    Created from a color negative film shot in 1989.

  • The Empress

    Sunset at Victoria, British Columbia

  • Distant Architecture

    This distinctive architecture is visible through the fog. The structure is the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts at Ruidoso, New Mexico.

  • Mountain Meadow I

    This quiet mountian meadow is near historic Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

  • Remnants

    This reminder of the recent past was shot near the old mining town of White Oaks in New Mexico.

  • North To Alaska

    This stream flows quietly in the Mendenhall Glacier Valley in Alaska.

  • Enjoying the Sunset

    This image is of our granddaughter viewing the sunset after leaving Sitka, Alaska on our cruise ship.

  • Morning Reflections

    Overcast sunrise at Seven Sacred Ponds near Sedona, Arizona

  • Risky Alley

    Enter at your own risk -

  • Starburst Evening

    A December evening in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Morning Walk

    November morning at the Fort Worth Japanese Gardens

  • Desert Darkness

    Late afternoon at White Sands National Monument

  • Plaza Blanca II

    Plaza Blanca is located in the Rio Chama River Valley of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The movies Wyatt Earp, City Slickers, 310 to Yuma and Cowboys & Aliens were filmed in this area.

  • Distant Rain

    This is an example of the ever changing lighting and wind condiitions at White Sands National Monument.

  • Full Moon Rising

    The September Full Moon at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

  • Reflecting On Sunset

    This was shot from the inside of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. The setting sun lighted the reflection of the clouds on a glass table near the window.

  • Awaiting Sunrise

    Twenty-one minutes before sunrise at the Grapevine Marina

  • Texas Hot Summer Day

    The grass is starting to show the signs of summer heat fatigue.

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