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                                                          by Duane A. Bender

  • Bluebonnet Ridge

    Hill Country bluebonnets at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area near Austin, Texas.

  • Barnyard Poppy Field

    Nowhere else in Texas do Alsatian Red Poppies bloom in such amazing profusion than in Castroville this spring.

  • Inland Sea Shore

    One of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading into the developing Imperial Valley.

  • Quiting Time

    The sun sets brilliantly dockside on the Galveston Channel.

  • Lighthouse Twilight

    A quiet moment enjoying the colorful tones after sunset was captured at Point Bolivar near Galveston Island. The lighthouse was built in 1872. It served for 61 years before being retired in 1933, when its function was replaced by a different light. The current lighthouse is at least the second structure at the site. The first lighthouse was built in the mid-1850s and was pulled down during the Civil War so that Union warships could not use it as a navigational aid.

  • Fun Time Ends

    The late afternoon sun shines on the Historic Pleasure Pier at Galvetson Island, Texas.

  • 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

  • Angles And Colors

    Simplicity of the building lines at the historic market center in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Desert Sunset

    A beautiful March evening at Palm Desert, California.

  • Desert Wilderness

    Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Harbor Side

    Late afternoon winter sun at Rockport Harbor, Texas.

  • Ferris Wheel Glow

    The rising sun illuminates the Ferris wheel at the Historic Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island, Texas.

  • Alert

    Standing alertly in a strong wind

  • 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.

  • Mission San José (Texas)

    Interior ceiling image from church that was constructed in 1768 near San Antonio, Texas. [ gallery at] http://www.dakotacowboyphotography.com/Travelnewsmug/Travel-North-America/Travel-USA/Texas/San-Antonio/Mission-San-Jos%C3%A9-Texas-BW-II/

  • Awaiting Sunrise

    The two geese appear to be watching for sunrise along with myself.

  • Setting Sail Tomorrow

    The tall ship Elissa is a three-masted barque. She is currently moored in Galveston, Texas, and is one of the oldest ships sailing today. She was originally launched on October 27, 1877.

  • On The Train Platform

    This vintage train platform photo is part of a collection of vintage railroad station photos that can be viewed at http://www.dakotacowboyphotography.com/Travelnewsmug/Travel-North-America/Travel-USA/Texas/Galveston-2015-1/Galveston-Railroad-Museum/

  • Foggy Sunrise

    Shortly after sunrise, the sun starts to burn through the fog at the fishing pier in Galveston.

  • Emptiness Of Fog

    Foggy morning at Point Clear, Alabama

  • Alsace-Lorraine Christmas II

    This image was recovered from a Fuji APS-Ccolor negative film image shot in December 1988 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.

  • Mission Espada

    Mission San Francisco de la Espada (also Mission Espada) is a Roman Rite Catholic mission established in 1690 by Spain in present-day San Antonio, Texas, in what was then known as northern New Spain.

  • Night Shift

    Early Evening on the Channel in Galveston, Texas

  • Grand 1894 Opera House

    In 1894, Henry Greenwall raised $100,000 for construction of The Grand Opera House and Hotel in Galveston. The Grand has stood through notable hurricanes, including the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Galveston Hurricane of 1915, Hurricane Carla, and Hurricane Ike.

  • On The Train Platform II

    This vintage train platform photo is part of a collection of vintage railroad station photos that can be viewed at http://www.dakotacowboyphotography.com/Travelnewsmug/Travel-North-America/Travel-USA/Texas/Galveston-2015-1/Galveston-Railroad-Museum/

  • Closing Time

    The Galveston Pleasure Pier shortly before lights-out (except the Ferris Wheel).

  • 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

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