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#1 Austin_Lyles

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:10 AM

Howdy folks. I just thought I'd share some photos I've taken over the past few years. Unfortunately I've lost a lot of my drive for photography (although blade making has taking up that time, so not a total loss :P ) due to not having any interesting subject material. I have also lost 90% of my original res pictures due to switching laptops... and then having my external hard drive wiped on accident by a family member. Anyways, I hope you guys like some of my work. Some are good, some aren't too great. I do thoroughly enjoy nature and it's been a blessing living out here on a small 25 acre plot in the middle of nowhere.

 

 

A little tree frog right after a storm.

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Hognose Snake

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Some species of silk moth I think.

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A neighboring town 10 miles out was getting hammered this night. Made for an awesome light show.

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A layered photo of stars demonstrating the earths rotation. Taken over one hour.

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One of three baby coons that wandered their way onto our place.

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Chickadee

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Good o'le Texas bluebonnets. Unfortunately it was super windy so ghosting was a factor. ( I have to do HDR manually too. <_< )

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Thanks guys and hopefully this kind of gives a small tour of where I live.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:37 AM

ahhhhhh, God's Country. I love Bastrop. I have family in Round Rock, and I personally planned to retire to the area between Austin and Bastrop. However, I am now married and raising a family in CT. My destiny is here, and there is a lot of natural beauty in New England, too! So, I probably won't ever make it back there for more than a vacation or two every few years. I had to sell the farm in Texas to help care for an autistic brother. But, what would a guy who lives in CT do with a farm in Texas anyway? Alas...

 

thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:19 AM

You don't have chickens?


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

@kevin Oh Round Rock... It's grown up so much! (Everything is growing too much here) My childhood was spent growing up in the Leander area just a few minutes from round rock.

@gerald Definitely have chickens among other barnyard animals. It's amazing that nothing gets them. 😝

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:41 AM

Never have made it to Texas, but have several friends there (Round Rock, Austin, Denton)

 

Beautiful images and excellent photography.



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:25 PM

Lovely photies!

That hognose snake looks a lot like a cobra!


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:47 PM

I was wondering. Since I started keeping chickens, raccoons and other critters stopped being cute.


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#8 Austin_Lyles

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 04:28 PM

Hognose's are my favorite for that reason, Dan! They hiss and flatten their heads but they're all bark and no bite. I believe they are mildly venomous, however there's no effect on humans.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:43 PM

I have lived and worked all around that area. Worked a couple jobs at the LCRA power plant also. Great people, good food, just an all around good area of Texas. Great pics by the way.

 


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 02:15 PM

Well it's been a bit toasty the past two days. My place was about 2 miles north of this new fire that's burned about 1500 acres and is 50% contained. We were lucky the blaze was blown away from our place. Nobody has been hurt and I don't think any houses have been burned. There were a bunch of evacuations though.

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:28 PM

I think the update is 2000 acres and only 10% contained now. 9 homes destroyed and 16 more are unknown. My house may be on the radar for the blaze come morning..... Hopefully the winds will be in our favor.



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:58 PM

I certainly hope the winds are in your favor Austin.  How far from your house is the fire?


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#13 Austin_Lyles

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:23 AM

Thanks Wes. The fire originated a little under 2 miles south from my house. We were relatively safe because the wind was pushing it southward. That was when the blaze was only 400 acres. Then all of a sudden it went from 400 to 1500 and now 2000+ acres. It's going around us as of right now but my dad had called earlier and said the morning winds may bring it back on us. Road's a mile away have been evacuated.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:49 AM

I just checked, as of 12 am it's gone to 3500 acres.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 10:26 AM

I lived in Magnolia when the Wheel Bearing fire was going. Nasty stuff, stay safe


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 02:14 PM

Thanks Mr.Cruse. So far we are relatively safe again. We've lucked out with the wind and a small cold front.

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 05:59 PM

I hope you and yours remain safe Austin, and the fire continues to move around you.  Fire is a wonderful thing when it's under control, but a demon when it isn't.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:37 PM

great photo quality



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 01:35 PM

Just a little update. I always drive late at night and usually see this above me when I get home. I really do love how awesome the stars are.

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:21 PM

OK, you suck.  There is so much light pollution where I am at that I can barely make out the Walmart Galaxy from the Truck Stop Nebula.


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