A view of West Texas

This past summer my family and I had the chance to drive down to Texas to visit family that had recently moved there. Let me tell you, that is a significant drive. I mean, we knew it was about 30 hours going in, but that is a lot of country to drive across. But at the same time, it’s a pretty incredible drive to experience all those places and think about all those potential opportunities…

Well, enough about that, we were headed to West Texas, specifically, Alpine, Texas. It is situated about an hour North of Big Bend National Park and is home to Sul Ross University. I gotta tell you, after driving for about 8 hours west through Texas, we were not feeling much hope for the scenic possibilities of the state. Then suddenly, we hit mountains, left the oil rigs behind, and we knew we’d be in for a visual treat for the remainder of our stay.

This trip was a vacation, not a residency like several previous trips, so I definitely didn’t devote as much time to photography. But we still did a lot of exploring, even if a lot of that was not during photography-friendly lighting times. So, below are the images I came away with that I felt represented our visit well. I don’t really know if I have a plan for these yet, but I’m happy with them and I hope they find a purpose.

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