29 08 2009

I like tunnels. Or at least the perception of tunnels. The pattern that is created by looking THROUGH things…like the triangles at the park. I don’t know what the appeal is. Maybe it’s the other side.  Or setting goals.

Image © Copyright 2009, Barrett Photo Art

I just enjoy the pattern created by some things. I mean looking under this bridge makes me want to skip a rock or just sit and watch the water reflect off the bottom.

Image © Copyright 2009, Barrett Photo Art

And finally the hallway at the state capital in Austin, Texas. Another example of lining things up I suppose.

Capital Hall
Image © Copyright 2009, Barrett Photo Art

That last photograph may be hard to see. I’ll keep at it. – I’m learning more every day.  (Like I need a new lens *wink* *hint*)

Peace, Love, and the Other Side,



Barrett Photo Art…

16 08 2009

I have finally been able to get Barrett Photo Art up and running with my best photography displayed. Come see a slideshow or browse the galleries at http://www.barrettphotoart.com . The photos are also for sale in many resolutions and formats.

Barrett Photo Art

I’m also available for special requests or custom photography work. Thank you for stopping by and looking around.

Peace, Love, and Art Show,


Early Morning Austin…

19 07 2009

I had a chance to relax and get out early and went to downtown Austin – the corner of Riverside and 1st to be exact. Where you would think folks would be sleeping. Not in Austin.

Morning Run

Folks are out running and biking and excercising their dogs – it’s amazing. The photo ops are unbelievable in this beautiful city that I call home.

City Life

The photo’s I really want to share are of a Herron that spied a good fishing spot in the river. He was GORGEOUS.

Morning Phoenix

He was hopping around and acting crazy so I just started shooting. I was a lucky man for the photographs I captured.

Bird Dive

And the wonderful bird caught his breakfast with ease.

Chow Time

I continued around the park – I had an awesome time with a good friend taking all the photos I could.
In the “Leash Free Zone” a favorite past time is playing fetch with your dog. There were lots of dogs, all playing and running and jumping in to the river to retrieve tennis balls thrown by their masters.
Throw it Now

It has been one hot summer with temps over 100 but people still get out and bike and jog. There are tables set up under the bridge with ice water (which kept me going to tell the truth)

Thirst Quencher
I just don’t know how these people hustled in the heat! – But I still love central Texas. Heat and all. The people are worth it.
Speed Racer
Your Turn
So there you have it. Beautiful scenery, Beautiful people, Beautiful Music (BTW I really like Stevie Ray Vaughn):
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Austin

It’s also a perfect place for portraits. So if you’re in Austin go down to 1st and Riverside and watch the dogs fetch, the people canoe, bike and run and take some awesome photos of a beautiful place

Watch the Birdie


Peace, Love, and City Life,


What Next…

28 06 2009

The dreaded phone call. “Due to current economic conditions we must inform you that you will be laid off from your position with…” So, here I am turning yet another corner on the road that is my life with nothing behind me save my shadow.

Turn the Corner

I’ll miss working there. Wonderful people and work environment even when it was stressful. Unfortunately they do the same thing in Bangalor cheaper, apparently. I’m not bitter.

So what does a jack of all trades do? I’m thinking hard about it. I’m not really an “expert” at anything but I do alot of everything.

Further Down the Road
I can build a computer from spare parts; Play an average guitar; Decent photographer; Creative; Office Administrator; Former Soldier; Family Man with a big heart; Can learn anything quickly when my heart’s in it. Even fly a plane (still paying for one lesson at a time- this is going to take awhile).

So I’m throwing my resume back in to the piles of the many HR Representatives around central Texas in hopes that mine will land on top somewhere. I’m even thinking about printing some of my photographs and selling them in the local coffee shop. Ya never know.

So the sun sets on another day of gathering prospective employers for my assault on the workplace tomorrow. Resume work, lists, Google maps and phone numbers. I’ll be ok.

Peace, Love, and Hit the Ground Running,


Sky Scraper…

19 06 2009

There is something about shiney glass buildings on clear summer days. A glass sky. A reflection of the world around it. Clouds floating through the lobby. I wish I could just sit and watch the bustle of preoccupied people running around downtown while the clouds drift silently across the face of the buildings. Constantly changing scenery. A building that changes it’s appearance with the passage of time. After these, a sunrise or sunset is next.

The Frost Tower in Downtown Austin, Texas – and the Guaranty Bank Building.

Frost Tower

Guaranty Bank Building

Guaranty Bank

Glass Sky

Glass Sky

Lobby Clouds

Lobby Clouds

Peace, Love, and Wizards and Glass,


Another Wild Day…

17 06 2009

The birds seemed to be having fun at my expense today. I was walking along the river bank (looking for dragon flies actually) and this charming little duck saw me coming. Oh yeah. He had my number. Waited until I was right next to the bush and then did his best impersonation of a very large, angry, snake. “Hiissssssssssssssss!”
Hidden Duck 2

Hidden Duck

I’m sure the look on my face was priceless as I staggered (as fast as I could) away from that bush until I could ascertain what had made the noise.

The other geese and ducks looked wonderful swimming lazily around. Bathing. Showing off for each other.



Back at the house a mockingbird landed on the basketball net and was just yelling at me. I have no idea what that was about. Maybe he didn’t like my truck?

Basketball Bird

On another note; Vin-essa (Short for Vinison) was milling about looking to see if we had gone to Home Depot and purchased any more expensive flowers for her to eat. I guess we need to either spray everything with soap and garlic or buy her food to keep her away from the flowers? – We’ll be chatting up the local gardener for sure.

Thanks for visiting and checking out the Blahg.


Peace, Love, and Can You Say “Vin-I-Son”? …(*wink*)



13 06 2009

I find myself drawn to older things. Antiques. Old looking photographs. Little pieces of life. I think I’m addicted to photography because it seems as though I’m always “looking for the picture”. Sometimes I see something and just react. It gives me a feeling. So I snap it. Then later as I look at the photograph try to figure out the story.

Down The Road

Maybe there is no story. Just a feeling I get when I look at what I’ve created out of moment in time. A man walking his dog on the frontage road. It just seemed out of place. Maybe lonely, in a sense.

Out in the Country

I like old houses and barns and buildings as well. I treated this photo as I treated the first (gave it that old treatment) and one of these days as I’m speeding down the toll road I’m going to stop and really photograph this house.

The house is obviously pretty old – but the corn field that surrounds it – in perfect rows and well kept is quite a contrast. I’ll stop one of these days and really look at it in order to discover what draws me to it. I stare at it every time I go by it.

Well. Take care and I hope you enjoy my little blurbs in my blahg. *smile*

Peace, Love, and Country Roads,