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Don J Schulte

Nature Photography, Outdoors, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Wine, Zen, Arts ...mash 'em up and that is me.
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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January 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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A good read.

Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse? : A Response to the 2015 Edge Question :

Sam Harris

Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.

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December 07, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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When we make photographs just for ourselves we have this precious small set of images that I consider revelatory.  They reveal who you are as a Photographer.  This is one of mine, maybe the top one.  I heard the land's poetry this day.

This image is a reissue.  Lately I have been printing large and I am finding some of my HDR work does not stand up well to printing large.  For this image and many others I am using only one of my bracketed images and not doing HDR.  This one just went off to the printer and will hang soon.

a grey haunting sonnet

a grey haunting sonnet

just one, lone stank stained coffee mug,
grounds 'nd a taste of cold bottom brew,
plus the burn of crap whiskey
...winter is lonely

the wind makes a different sound in january,
shrill whippings through naked branches,
cooling a barren granite stone river bed
...a grey haunting sonnet

pebbles and shells strewn into a chilly message,
"hope is eternal for those who believe",
and for those who do not?
...there is no...

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December 04, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Autumn

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October 03, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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My 26 megapixel full frame camera that I got for $75

Tesla Showroom Glows - Austin, Texas I noticed this beauty in the used camera case at Precision Camera. The tiny and odd Rollei 35 is the smallest all mechanical camera when introduced back in 1966...

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August 07, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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the daily orange peel

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June 12, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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End and Begin

The end of the Bluebonnets and the beginning of the Fire-wheels on our land outside Austin and at the edge of the Texas Hill Country.

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