Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


The old give way to the young. New thoughts sprout from fertile ground.

While the New Year beckons us with many promises, don't forget to give the old year its due.

Learn from past mistakes and carry the lessons of time with you.

This year resolve to laugh more, love more, forgive more, friend more and learn more.

May 2011 be your best year yet!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Amarillo Christmas Light Parade video

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bird Seed



(C) Steve Douglass

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

KACV seeking Dust Bowl survivor stories ..

Did you survive the Dirty 30s or know someone who did? If So KACV producer Marcie Robinson may want to talk to you.

On Friday, October 22nd, KACV is holding an open call for interviewees to come by and tell their Dust bowl story for a special project (TV & web) as a companion to Ken Burn's/Dayton Duncan/Florentine Films production of The Dust Bowl - set to air in 2012.

For more information watch KACV or call : 806- 371-5306

Friday, September 10, 2010

Amarillo unedited: Chamber barbecue

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Street Portrait

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunflowers ...

I'm learning a new editing program that works with my new HD camera. I hope to have this down by the next storm season. Can't wait for Spring 2011!

-Steve


video

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Waterbirds...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Water Horse


A horse walks through one of the many soggy pastures around Amarillo.

-Steve Douglass

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Blue Jay - across the way...


-Steve Douglass

Monday, July 5, 2010

Zoom - zoom!



(C) Steve Douglass

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cruise Night July 3 -2010

Small turnout tonight at Cruise Night (sponsored by the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs - because of threatening skies- however because of those threatening skies the lighting was awesome.

Enjoy!

-Steve







-Steve Douglass

Liquid sunshine ...








-Steve Douglass

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I tot I saw a puddy tat!



Barn Swallow on my balcony this morning!

-Steve Douglass

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nighthawk


-Steve Douglass

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Diaphanous mayfly

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A mural: The Last Sippers

Photographed last August during the annual "Polk Street Cruise."

Click to enlarge:



(C) Steve Douglass

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red Tail Hawk near Pampa



-Steve Douglass

Monday, May 24, 2010

Big Jack!


When I was out storm chasing near Pampa today - i thought I saw a dog (about the size of your average cocker spaniel) walking through the tall grass. I focused my camera on it -thinking it might be a coyote and was surprised to see it was a jack rabbit! This was the biggest rabbit I have ever seen. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the photo to give it scale - but it was huge - and as a result -unafraid.

A great e-book about tornadoes for your kids!


Hello!
I'm proud to announce that my first e-book written for 5 to 10 year olds is now on sale for the Amazon Kindle and (or) for download as a Adobe Acrobat file for your PC or Mac!

Mekay's 1st life is the story of a little girl, he grandfather, a farm cat named Mekay and their encounter with coyotes and tornadoes.

Read more about it HERE.

I hope you'll consider buying Mekay's 1st Life!

-Steve Douglass

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poor little ugly dude


He has a face only a mother Starling could love. I found him on my balcony this morning squawking loudly. After taking his portrait, I put on a glove and returned him to the nest in the eave he fell out of. I hope he's okay. I saw two of his dead siblings in the yard below my apartment.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Dog Rescuer...



A young fireman emerges from a house clutching a dog who was left inside when it caught fire. The fire was caused by a man who was free-basing cocaine next door catching two houses on fire.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Evening drive ...




I just love the Texas Panhandle. It is such a mixture of city and country, sky and land, tamed and wild - all within a few minutes of my humble abode.

In five minutes I can be in a place with the growing city at my back and an amazing pristine sun setting in front of me.

Last night I decided to take advantage of the wonderful weather and drive around Loop 335 that circles our city.

As usual- I brought along my camera and in just the span of an hour I took over 150 photos - the best of which are attached.

So next time the spring weather beckons, and you don't want to spend another evening bored-silly watching the tube- grab your camera and get out .

Open your eyes to the photographic possibilities and suddenly you'll start seeing things that you normally wouldn't have seen.

Enjoy - Steve Douglass








Saturday, April 10, 2010

Balcony posers

I'm surprised how the birds on my balcony are getting so conditioned to my presence. I can now sit on the deck about 5 feet away and they don't seem to care as long as I don't make any sudden movements.


Click to enlarge!




Startled Starling:

This Starling was feeding, unaware I was there until he heard the click of my shutter. He squawked at me and flew away.



-Steve Douglass

Monday, April 5, 2010

Water Crossing #5 1986


Here's another negative scan. Water crossing #5 in Palo Duro Canyon-circa 1986.

Green Peppers in Black & White


I was going through an old box of black & white negatives (1980s) when i found this still life I shot many, many years ago. I scanned it in and it made a lovely print. I kind of miss shooting with film, the wide latitude-not the mess or expense.

-Steve Douglass

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday ...


Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." 

That's us! 


So we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.


 We see in Him a love so amazing so divine that it loves us even when we turn away from it, or spurn it, or crucify it. 

There is no faith without understanding that through Him we see into the heart of God and find it filled with mercy for the sinner whoever he or she may be. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chinooks in Amarillo

I caught a couple of Chinooks out at the airport today - and just had to take a few photos. I've seen them here often (from Ft Hood I'm thinking) but they are always impressive none-the-less.

-Steve Douglass









Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring is finally here!


Click to enlarge.




I captured this Robin this morning on my balcony. Although I see them everywhere, they usually are too shy to visit my feeder. I guess he wanted to see what the sparrows and cowbirds were fighting over.

-Steve Douglass

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Outrunning The Duster - 1926.


Photoshop montage - three photos all modern.
1. Old house in Texline, Texas.
2. Ken Hanson's 1926 Ford Model t ( restored)
3. Mean sky from my archives


-Steve Douglass

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Creeps -


The Creeps ... abandoned living room and ghost children, Boise City Oklahoma - experiment in Photoshop CS4. Something to do an a rainy day.

(C) Steve Douglass

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Texas Savannah -








"Prongies" in the Rita Blanca National Grasslands near Texline, Texas. Shot while location scouting for Ken Burns/Dayton Duncan "Dust Bowl " series to begin principal photography in the area in April.

-Steve Douglass

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Colossus: the Forbin Project


I watched one of my favorite old "computers are evil" themed movies today: Colossus: the Forbin Project and was inspired to make this for my desktop. Now your computer can be evil too. Colossus makes HAL look like a abacus.

I hear they are making a remake.

click to download

HIGH REZ LINK

The Grackle has landed ..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Old Mill - Dublin, Texas

Monday, February 8, 2010

Park bench - Dublin, Texas



(C) Steve Douglass

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Drip .. drip .. drip.


I shot about 300 frames to get this.

Enjoy the thaw.

-Steve Douglass

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rust Never Sleeps