Tuesday, January 1, 2013



A little New Year's Treat: 


A Waltz Across West Texas...






Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX.  The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80's.He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.
The music is by Doug Smith.  Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town.  Doug plays by ear- He cannot read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore. 

Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains (cap rock to Seymour, the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches. There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.

Please take a moment and view....I don't know if I've ever come across such a skillful combination of music and amazing animal and landscape photography.

The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery.  It is simply a beautiful portrayal of our magnificent home state!



9 comments:

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well, I'm sure you knew that was going to make me cry. LOL. Just beautiful! What I wouldn't give to be able to take shots like that! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful piece!

Impera_Magna said...

What beautiful photos... what lovely music!

Happy new year to you, dear friend!


Denise :) said...

What a beautiful share! Thank you for starting off my New Year this way! Happy New Year to you, Doniene! Hugs! :)

Sue said...

I can only say"AWESOME", both photos and music. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Rhonda M said...

This is really beautiful! Visiting Texas is on my bucket list and always has been, but this definitely bumps it up. Thank you for the stories on the background of the photographer and musician. Both are breathtaking.

Hilachas said...

What a lovely tribute to our beautiful West Texas. It's amazine. Thanks for sharing.

Janet O. said...

Loved this glimpse into West Texas. Gorgeous photography and music, perfectly synchronized! Thanks for sharing this with us, Doniene!

regan said...

That was so beautiful! Each of them is such an amazing artist, and together, it is magic! Thanks for sharing it!

Dawn said...

Beautiful photos and music - both gifts.
That snake was a bit scary though ;-)
Love the red rock and blue sky contrast.

Wishing you all the best in 2013!!