Photo walk along the Chisholm Trail

Today I took a photo walk along the Chisholm Trail to see the famous Round Rock and explore the area to see what would inspire me to take a photo. I took an old Nikon 55mm f1.2, a Nikon 105mm f1.8 and an old Sigma 12- 24mm. I like to take a couple of lenses with me when I go out and about. Usually that would imply that I would be taking two cameras, but this time I just took a Sony A7R II and manually composed each capture then switched lenses. There are some really beautiful sculptures in this park and they provide an essence of the history along the Chisholm trail. The Artist is Mr. Jim Thomas and I found this reference; https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/residents/arts-culture/sculptures/.

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The rabbit and the deer

In simpler times, I look back at my youth and I am reminded of a movie
and a quote. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at
all”

I hope today (and everyday) we all can spread a bit of kindness and
rekindle the spirit of hope, respect and appreciation of one another.
And in times where disagreement is upon us, reach back in time and be
reminded of a quote that you find helps bring peace in your day.

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I Know You Can

“They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul”
— MercyMe Even If

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The Offering

So happy to see a blue heron and it was occupying this spot for a moment as the cattle egret arrives with a twig for a new nest it is building. It seems every one of the birds is moving about and cannot seem to settle for more than a minute before they venture somewhere else.

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Republic of Texas Rally 2019

There is a reason why we ride. It is different for each rider. What drives us to reach for the handle bar and turn that ignition is not for the destination, but rather the journey. Where we go, what we see, is dependent on that rider. One thing in common is our appreciation for the motorcycle. At the rally it is a collection of people from all backgrounds. We connect, we appreciate, we have fun.

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Families at the Rally Set 4

The time at the rally goes by quickly. I have met so many great people and appreciate their stories and the friends I have made. I wish them all well on their journeys and perhaps next year we will meet again.

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Families at the Rally Set 3

The people at the rally have always been so friendly. It is nice to have the opportunity to connect with so many people that share a connection to the rally and the motorcycle. It was my honor to take your photographs and hope to see you all next year.

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AMA Supermoto at the Rally Set 2

The speed of the riders from one end of the track to the other is so fast. Eventually you see some separation between some riders while others are neck to neck. These riders come from all areas across the country and put on a fantastic competition and show. Hopefully next year they will be at the Rally again. These photos were taken Saturday June 16th at the Austin Travis County Expo Center. All the best to the riders for many upcoming victories and safe travels.

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AMA Supermoto at the Rally Set 1

This year I was able to get access into the arena to take photos of the AMA Supermoto and DRT Racing down at the Austin Expo Center during the Republic of Texas Rally. Here is a link to the official website; https://drtracinginc.com/. This was one leg of the AMA National Championship series. It was a fantastic time and one that I will not forget. The professional riders were amazing and their jumps and turns precisely technical. I kept my location around the dirt course and took a variety of photos. If you have a chance to see these riders I would highly recommend it. These photos give you a sense of the exhilaration as a spectator. I am including two sets of the photos from the event.

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