Back From East Texas

(Just to showcase the fact that I am not dead, here are a two shots from a recent work trip that I took to Nacogdoches.)

It’s certainly no secret that my day job keeps me busy. If you just look at the time between each of my posts you’ll be able to see that the gap between each one is a lot larger than it should be and that I do not post nearly as often as I should. A big part of what keeps me so busy at work is the driving that comes along with it. (A very rough but very safe estimate would put me logging at least 2000 miles a week.) Do not get me wrong though, as I absolutely love to drive, so I definitely do not mind being out on the road. However, there is a downside and that downside is that when I drive for work, I have to pack very light. So, most of the time if I am on a drive and see something of interest I have to take a mental picture, or I’m stuck taking pictures with my phone.

Now, using my phone does the trick for those that follow me on instagram, but it doesn’t really do much for me except as a means to just document the moment, as opposed to really capturing the moment. This last Thursday I decided to change-up my routine a little and make room for a camera in my bag. I took the smallest setup that I have, which consists of a D3000 and the kit lens. It’s not the greatest, but it would do the trick.

When I left San Antonio the weather was overcast and there was a slight drizzle. I didn’t even bother to check the forecast in East Texas, where I was going, as I was just excited that I had brought my camera with me. Well, as it turns out, the weather was absolutely horrible! I actually had to stop several times on the drive because I had zero visibility and it just wasn’t safe to continue on. It was a mess, to say the least.

Thankfully, I made it to Nacogdoches in one piece and the weather had let up enough for me to handle the business that I needed to, albeit a few hours behind schedule. After finishing up everything I set off back home and encountered more rain. However I hit calm in the storm as I was traveling through the Davy Crockett National Forest, so I took the opportunity to pull over and take two pictures.

They’re not exciting, but they’re the first of hopefully a growing series of pictures that I will take on the upcoming trips that I take.

-Tyler

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