Originally called Marshall Ford Dam, the name was changed in 1941 in honor of United States Representative J.J. Mansfield. The reservoir behind Mansfield Dam is named Lake Travis.
This site has pictures taken during the construction of Mansfield dam.
This photo was taken in Austin Texas during a lightning storm. I captured the strike above the Seaholm Power Plant with my “lightning” quick reflexes, well actually just a long shutter speed and a wireless remote. Take a look inside.
I made this planet from my “Seattle Blues” photo and by following Dirk Paessler’s tutorial on creating the planets. Check it out and make your own planets.
This picture was taken at Ashley Lake in Montana. The hardest question to answer this day was which boat to take out for the afternoon.
Garden of the Gods is a park that merits national stature. It features outstanding natural scenery, complex and unique geology and a historic ranch. The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif. The name Colorado is said to come from the color of the sandstone. There are many fossils to be seen: marine forms, plant fossils and some dinosaur fossils. Two of the most well known formations are Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels.
This photography was taken this summer during our trip there. It was the last photo taken of a series I shoot that night. By the time I took this photo it was almost completely dark and the Balancing Rock was just a black silhouette agianst the sunset in the background. I lite the rock 100% artificially with the headlights of my rental car (right) and speed lights (left).
This iron cross is part of the well at Mission Concepción in San Antonio Texas
This well was built around the mid-1700’s and served as the mission’s center of religious activities.
Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin.
Krause Springs is possibly the most beautiful swimming hole in the state. Situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek, Krause Springs is actually two swimming holes in one. As the rolling ranch land begins its rapid descent to the creek and Lake Travis, the Krause home sits at a high point with the parking lot. At the next level below the house is the spring-fed swimming pool and below that is the creek, lined with towering cypress trees and a waterfall coming over a cliff covered with ferns.
Located 12 miles west of Babb, MT in the northeast corner of Glacier National Park and 1 mile from Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, Many Glacier Hotel is located in the “Switzerland of North America”. The hotel rests on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake in the heart of Glacier National Park. The Great Northern Railroad built this historic hotel in 1915. Many Glacier Hotel boasts a true Swiss atmosphere with alpine beauty that surrounds the five-story building.
Built in 1950, the Seaholm Power Plant stopped generating power and was shut down in 1989. Up until now, it’s structure has stood only as a historical landmark along the scenic shore of Town Lake. Measuring 110 by 235 feet, this 136,000 square foot structure, with walls measuring three feet thick, has withstood the test of time. Although its power generating days are over, the plant was recently identified as a significant contender for a restoration, and in 2005 The Seaholm Redevelopment Team was designated to handle the project.
I took this photograph right before the redevelopment efforts kicked into gear. I actually have not been back to this location since, so I am curious to what has changed since then.
My Many Glacier Hotel on Swiftcurrent Lake Photo is featured at The Glacier National Park Travel Guide. The Glacier National Park Travel Guide site is a visitor guide to Glacier National Park written by author spent two summers working at the park. He provide valuable information about the parks travel, lodging, hiking trails, wildlife and much more.