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Austin_Lyles

My life in Bastrop,TX (not knife related)

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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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(sorta Hi-Res link http://i.imgur.com/5kiBHfp.jpg)

 

 

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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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.

kc

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

 

Beautiful images and excellent photography.

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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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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.

 


Eddie

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

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

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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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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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You really are a talented photographer Austin. And that is a gorgeous picture of the sky. I am envious; like Brian, there is so much light pollution where I live :(

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Haha Brian... your sense of humor was on point. :)

 

Really appreciate it Wes! It's one of the many hobbies I really enjoy but don't have much use for in the real world. The star's always fascinate me so much.

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The star's always fascinate me so much.

 

Me too. My first major in college was physics, with the intention of becoming an astrophysicist. It never happened though because I was a stupid teenager. I still regret it to this day.

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Great eye for the photography, sometimes it is hard to capture what the eye sees and you do a great job of that! Two thumbs up on the photo's!!!

 

We all need to take a moment in these times and gaze at the sky and the other wonderment's of God's world!! It always puts me closer to him!

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