Cover image for Sept 2016 issue of NPhoto Magazine

We are excited to announce we had our Texas Sunset Sunflowers image selected a few months ago by NPhoto Magazine to be on the cover for September 2016 issue. NPhoto is an international Magazine for images and users of Nikon gear. This issue will be on news stands shortly so go out and get a copy.

 (Tod Grubbs)

(Tod Grubbs)

This was the full image. It looks great on Canvas or metal prints.

Smithson made this photo of the day in July 2014. We made many attempt to get this photo going back several times to try and get  this field of sunflowers at sunset and on our last try it finally worked.  We had to added a little flash to keep enough light on the sun flowers as it was getting dark.  We were not alone trying to capture this photo along IH35 that day there were many cars stopping to take picture of sunflowers fields and every time we came after.  Farmers now are using sunflowers in their rotation of their crops so they can go on for miles in some area. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Smithson made this photo of the day in July 2014. We made many attempt to get this photo going back several times to try and get this field of sunflowers at sunset and on our last try it finally worked. We had to added a little flash to keep enough light on the sun flowers as it was getting dark. We were not alone trying to capture this photo along IH35 that day there were many cars stopping to take picture of sunflowers fields and every time we came after. Farmers now are using sunflowers in their rotation of their crops so they can go on for miles in some area. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Texas Heavenly Dark Skys

Over the last few weekends we have made the drive to the west to find dark skys to get images of the galactic center as it poked up over the horizon and all the stars. We found a few cool places in the dark one was a church. We were able to capture this image.

 (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

(Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, a few images of fireworks from past years.

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of July fireworks off of austin 360 bridge which is situated over Lake Austin this year and it was a great show.  All the boats came out to watch the show along with many on the cliffs nearby and on the Pennybacker bridge or the 360 bridge and the fireworks in Austin put on by the country club were spectacular. There were more  boats in the water as their were people watching from land. (Tod Grubbs)

We took these photos of the Austin Country Club fourth of July fireworks off of austin 360 bridge which is situated over Lake Austin this year and it was a great show. All the boats came out to watch the show along with many on the cliffs nearby and on the Pennybacker bridge or the 360 bridge and the fireworks in Austin put on by the country club were spectacular. There were more boats in the water as their were people watching from land. (Tod Grubbs)

 (Tod Grubbs)

(Tod Grubbs)

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Austin Skyline Aerial

After what seems likes months of nothing but over cast and rain we finally had a good day with partly cloudy skys and sun on Memorial day. We captured the following 2 images of the Austin skyline just before sun set. You may notice there are no one on the water on the holiday. The LCRA had closed the lakes due to flood waters and were releasing flood water from Lake Travis. The first image is about an hour before sun set and the second was just as the sun dipped below the horizon behind us.

We capture this Austin Skyline along Lady Bird Lake with the downtown area including the Texas Capital and the UT Tower in this Panorama.  The one day where we saw the sun come out in some time.  This image capture the view down Lady Bird Lake with the Lamar bridge, all the way to Congress with the city along the shoreline. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture this Austin Skyline along Lady Bird Lake with the downtown area including the Texas Capital and the UT Tower in this Panorama. The one day where we saw the sun come out in some time. This image capture the view down Lady Bird Lake with the Lamar bridge, all the way to Congress with the city along the shoreline. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Captured this aerial pano image of the Austin skyline downtown over Lady Bird Lake at sunset.  This image includes all the way to Texas Capital to UT Tower. This cityscape image was a fleeting capture only got these great sky with pink colors for a moment. We loved this view looking down Lady Bird Lake with all the high rise buildings along the shore line and the Lamar, Pfluger, along with First and Congress. We also found out that they had closed down the lake due to flooding upstream while we were shooting, just another day in Texas. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

Captured this aerial pano image of the Austin skyline downtown over Lady Bird Lake at sunset. This image includes all the way to Texas Capital to UT Tower. This cityscape image was a fleeting capture only got these great sky with pink colors for a moment. We loved this view looking down Lady Bird Lake with all the high rise buildings along the shore line and the Lamar, Pfluger, along with First and Congress. We also found out that they had closed down the lake due to flooding upstream while we were shooting, just another day in Texas. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnets and old rusty tractor

We ran across this filed of bluebonnets and Indian paint brush with an old rusted out tractor while driving around the Texas Hill country looking for blue bonnet images.

We love these colorful wildflowers of bluebonnets, and indian paintbrush in this field with an old rusty tractor in the Texas Hill Country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We love these colorful wildflowers of bluebonnets, and indian paintbrush in this field with an old rusty tractor in the Texas Hill Country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnets and Longhorns

One of the trips though the Hill Country we ran across a heard of Longhorns in a patch of bluebonnets. This image I captured 2 adults and 1 baby calf with little horns, he was tooo cute.

We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us.  The second visit I guess did it.  We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us. The second visit I guess did it. We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet sunset 2

Another bluebonnet sunset we captured in the Texas Hill country this spring. This was from the only large field of bluebonnets we found this year.

We captured this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset in the Texas Hill Country.  We have some outstanding captures of wildflowers in the Hill Country over the last few years hoping it continues. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset in the Texas Hill Country. We have some outstanding captures of wildflowers in the Hill Country over the last few years hoping it continues. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Bluebonnet sunset

Bluebonnet sunset from the Texas Hill Country.

We captured this gorgeous sunset landscape with the bluebonnets one evening while at a county park along the  Colorado river. The colors of the sky that came out with the sunset were beautiful with the oranges, pinks and reds. Couldn't ask for a better sunset over the Texas wildflowers along the waters edge. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We captured this gorgeous sunset landscape with the bluebonnets one evening while at a county park along the Colorado river. The colors of the sky that came out with the sunset were beautiful with the oranges, pinks and reds. Couldn't ask for a better sunset over the Texas wildflowers along the waters edge. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

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Wild flowers

For the last 2 months we have been on the wild flower hunt across central Texas, We have many images to process and will be posing them shortly. Every good day we were on the road, off the road chasing down county dirt roads in search of wild flowers. Here are a few from last year we pull up from the vault.

We wanted to pull one more image of the Muleshoe bluebonnets out from 2014 from our first capture of these incredible field of wildflowers.   It was a little later on as the sun dipped a little lower and had a lot more orange colors in the sky for sunset. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We wanted to pull one more image of the Muleshoe bluebonnets out from 2014 from our first capture of these incredible field of wildflowers. It was a little later on as the sun dipped a little lower and had a lot more orange colors in the sky for sunset. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

We came across this ranch in the Texas Hill Country of this endless sea  of bluebonnets.  The landscape is covered in blue bonnets that seem to go on and on through out the countryside.  It was a gorgerous day and loved the mix of bluebonnets and green grass and mesquite tree along with a blue sky with puffy white clouds in this hill country landscape. (TOD GRUBBS)

We came across this ranch in the Texas Hill Country of this endless sea of bluebonnets. The landscape is covered in blue bonnets that seem to go on and on through out the countryside. It was a gorgerous day and loved the mix of bluebonnets and green grass and mesquite tree along with a blue sky with puffy white clouds in this hill country landscape. (TOD GRUBBS)

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Lake Travis is finally full

We have been waiting for months to get this image with light clouds with the lake full after 6 years of drought and supper low levels. The lake is less than 1 foot from full when we captured this image.

This is an aerial pano view of Lake Travis taken at around 300 AGL ft.  We loved that the lake is finally full for the first time in many years and we had good clouds and sky on this day.  You can see the marina below, along with the dam, and the full bowl of the lake and you can also see the  river channel as it meanders though the hill country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is an aerial pano view of Lake Travis taken at around 300 AGL ft. We loved that the lake is finally full for the first time in many years and we had good clouds and sky on this day. You can see the marina below, along with the dam, and the full bowl of the lake and you can also see the river channel as it meanders though the hill country. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another aerial view showing the great Lake Travis finally full after many years.  You can see the marina, the dam, and lake as it meanders though the hill country landscape.  This is one of the favorite places for locals of Austin along with tourist to visit.   The lake is a favorite for boating, sailing swimming and any other water sports you can think of. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)

This is another aerial view showing the great Lake Travis finally full after many years. You can see the marina, the dam, and lake as it meanders though the hill country landscape. This is one of the favorite places for locals of Austin along with tourist to visit. The lake is a favorite for boating, sailing swimming and any other water sports you can think of. (Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand)