Texas Hill Country - 1987

EXPLORING THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Photo Restorations

In the summer of 1987, my granddad took me and my grandmom on a trip to explore a small waterfall hidden somewhere in the central Texas hill country. Granddad took several photos of that trip. I just finished restoring a handful of them for a project with Screams from the Trees. It was a fun project – check out the Before & Afters – click for full res:

Photo restoration is a service I provide. Take a look at my portfolio by clicking here: RESTORATIONS.

Matt & Stevie

SUNSET SESSION WITH STEVIE & MATT

Projects

This is what happens when Plan A doesn’t work.

I was supposed to meet Stevie and Matt for a sunset photo shoot out at Liberty Point. En route, the clutch on Matt’s Harley went out. A few zip ties later and he rigged it enough to get the bike in gear, but there was no way they were going to make it to our shoot location.

Fortunately this happened early enough, and with sufficient light, to initiate a spontaneous Plan B. They were right at City Park in Pueblo, so I hopped in my truck and hustled from Liberty Point to meet them. When I arrived, we were running out of light and time. But Stevie had already found a great spot by a pond in City Park, so Matt pulled up on his bike and we went to work.

Thanks, Stevie & Matt! You were good sports about the situation and I think we walked away with some great smiles and just enough light left to give us some smooth tones for some shots I hope you’re proud of.

Lake Pueblo Sunset

LIBERTY POINT SUNSET

Projects, Updates

One of my favorite aspects of photography is location scouting. Recently I’ve been looking for local spots to shoot portraits. Being new to the area that’s been challenging, but fun.

Not too long ago I became a member of Professional Photographers of America and I was checking out some local photographers also registered with PPA. One of them featured a beautiful family portrait with a backdrop that looked a bit familiar: Lake Pueblo with the Wet Mountains silhouetted behind.

Clearly my favorite spot in Pueblo is Lake Pueblo State Park. It’s such a treat to have this gorgeous oasis just a fifteen-minute drive from the house. My family and I have spent quite a bit of time out there and we’re getting familiar with it. I knew the spot I was looking for was close to the dam of the Pueblo Reservoir – the state park. After orienting Google Earth, I found the spot where that family portrait was taken.

The best spot in Pueblo for magnificent landscape views is Liberty Point Memorial. Get there at the right light and photographers will be rewarded with jaw-dropping landscapes that will make inspiring photos by themselves, not to mention offering priceless backdrops for portraits.

Here’s a few shots I took on our first excursion out to Liberty Point. I didn’t have much equipment on me, not even a tripod. What you see here was shot handheld with my Canon 5D Mark IV:

Liberty Point Memorial is located within state park grounds, but it’s free and open to the public. Give R2-D2 these coordinates and check this awesome place out for yourself – your eyes will thank you:

LIBERTY POINT MEMORIAL
1398 South Liberty Point Boulevard
Pueblo West

Brylee & Jason at Pike's Peak

MESUSAN REUNION

Projects

On July 4th this year I got to hang out with my best friend from high school. We haven’t seen each other in over sixteen years. We rendezvoused at Pike’s Peak. Here’s the highlights.

For the full report, check out my blog on Dadlife: Screams from the Trees.

Paddling Lake Pueblo

PADDLING LAKE PUEBLO

Updates

To showcase my video work, I’m sharing a video I just completed for my blog Screams from the Trees.

With all the rain and cool temps we’re having, I strapped a few yaks and paddle boards to the old mule and took the crew out for a quick trip to Lake Pueblo State Park. It’s just a fifteen-minute drive from the house – and the kids wonder why we don’t get a pool….

SOCIAL MEDIA

Updates

Now that I’m about to finally launch this project, it’s time to fine tune my social media platforms. I created profiles on Instagram and Facebook in March of 2020, right when we got hit with the COVID-19 lockdowns. That basically threw on the air brakes for this entire project, which has been sitting around idle until about three months ago.

So, as I’m about to launch and start promoting Unalome’s products and services – I’ll be tweaking Unalome’s profiles on Instagram and Facebook and using those platforms to market my goods. I sure could use your help as I get this thing off the ground – check me out and give Unalome Photography a like: