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Don J Schulte

Nature Photography, Outdoors, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Wine, Zen, Arts ...mash 'em up and that is me.
July 26, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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“You will always find an answer in the sound of water.” Chuang-Tse

No Matter the Question...

“You will always find an answer in the sound of water." Chuang-Tse Yesterday was spent hiking around my favorite Texas nature spot: Pedernales Falls State Park. I went there with questions both pra...

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July 18, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"...and then there is the roar water mass makes as it collides in upon itself.  Further downstream a leaf slowly floats by. How to capture this in a still image is the challenge."    Three new images on my photoblog.

To Live in the Moment

...and then there is the roar water mass makes as it collides in upon itself. Further downstream a leaf slowly floats by. How to capture this in a still image is the challenge.

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July 15, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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I was walking along the Burton Ranch with the sun setting and lighting up the tips of the grass – it was the magical part of the day. 

Sunset through Grass on the Burton Ranch

I was walking along the Burton Ranch with the sun setting and lighting up the tips of the grass - it was the magical part of the day. I took a few shots at a higher, standing angle that emphasized ...

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July 13, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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"…and the trees shall be kept equal by hatchet, axe and saw.”

Oak Trees on the Burton Ranch

I almost always have a music playing while I edit photos.  And if it is not literally playing then it is playing in my head. While editing this image I could hear Rush... the Trees... with the stru...

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July 11, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Aloneness

This aloneness is a battle that both fuels and haunts us.

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July 10, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Our cameras love to measure time and light in fractions of a second. But often I do not. Walking through our field there is always motion. Even in the stillest of winds, the hoppers fly and bees buzz around me. Usually there is breeze that waves our grassland and wildflowers into one sea of flowing color and moving highlights.

Impression: Grassland and Wildflowers

When I walk our land or hike in our forests nothing seems still and frozen. Everything is moving, constant change, the wheel never stops. It is a bigger illusion to believe we have stopped time in ...

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June 28, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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How many layers to the onion?

More Whirls and Swirls on the Pedernales

When I look at images such as these swirls in the river's current I can certainly see mathematics but there is so much more there as well. We usually only see this world's surface. But when we sit ...

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June 26, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Some days are magical and this was one such day hike. With the recent rain I knew the Pedernales River at Pedernales Falls State Park would be high but just how high I was not not sure.

“Big whirls have little whirls..."

“Big whirls have little whirls,
That feed on their velocity;
And little whirls have lesser whirls,
And so on to viscosity.”
~ Lewis Fry Richardson

Pedernales Falls State Park - my favorite l...

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June 25, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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More Spring 2015 nature images from our land follows.

How Many More Spring Nature Images... Compulsories

In many elite sports such as figure skating, body building, gymnastics there is the practice of compulsories during competition - basic maneuvers that have to be proficiently completed. There seems...

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June 20, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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“As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” ~ John Muir

When I Walk Our Land

I am a different person when I walk our land. The birdsong and wind's whisper are seen even more than heard.

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June 20, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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This is good...

Looking Glass Magazine

Looking Glass Magazine publishes cutting edge photography by contemporary film photographers, and exceptional writing about the craft we love.

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June 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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As the Spring deepens, the Prairie Coneflowers and Firewheels take over our field. In a couple of weeks time the field transitions from blues and purples to a field of reds and yellows.  These wildflowers grow taller than the earlier arrivals and the blooms can reach my hands as I wander past them looking for that one view angle that will make a good image.

Yet More Spring 2015 Wildflower Images

In a couple of weeks time the field.

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June 18, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Mother doe and baby fawn watch to see who is disturbing their peaceful grazing.  Nearly every year we get a baby fawn born on our enclosed acres. This year we have three babes. Soon they will be big enough to jump the fence but until then I get to chase them around with my camera.  

Shot on our land at the edge of the Texas Hill Country outside Austin, Texas.

Just Stick with Me

Mother doe and baby fawn watch to see who is disturbing their peaceful grazing. Nearly every year we get a baby fawn born on our enclosed acres. This year we have three babes. Soon they will be big enough to jump the fence but until then I get to chase them around with my camera.

Shot on our land at the edge of the Texas Hill Country outside Austin, Texas.

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June 17, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 1 plus ones
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"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." ~ Henry David Thoreau

More of Texas Spring 2015

Nature. There is no greater teacher. But only if we open our eyes and ears; our mind and our heart.

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May 25, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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I have been at this spot a couple of times in the past few years but it has been bone dry each time because of our extended drought. Today was different. Today was the story of spring creek.Today it was rushing. A Spring Creek on the Burton Ranch.

Mother Nature. NGaF Since the Beginning of Time.

This Memorial Day weekend saw devastating flooding in our area of Texas. The Blanco River hit record highs and wiped away many homes and a few lives in the Wimberley area. Hours before that happene...

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April 16, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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My best so far of this Texas spring crop of bluebonnets.

Texas Spring Wildflowers

Each year I walk our own land and our state parks looking for the one image that captures best the sights, smells, touch of our Texas Hill Country Spring. This image is the one so far but we have m...

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April 14, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Very good read...

You Matter More

Feel free to click on this and download the desktop wallpaper version. I should have known better; I should have known that I can't just say, "we give our cameras way too much credit for their part...

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March 24, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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My new photography blog.  Went back and forth on whether to start this up again.  In the end, I think we all as photographers have something useful to say (and show). 

I am a Photographer

Just what the world needs, another photography blog.

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March 24, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Ménage à trois

A household of three... orange peels. 

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March 22, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Just what the world needs, another photography blog!

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