10.07.2018

When the world goes crazy it's good to shut everything off and head to one of the state parks to relax. Enjoy 'em now before the privatization and strip mining begins...

Pedernales State Park. 

Shot with an Olympus EM5ii.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds about right.

Kirk Decker said...

Blogs and Instagram by Austin Kleon and Jerry Saltz have been helpful for me. https://austinkleon.com/2018/10/07/no-time-for-despair/ Surprised you have your comments open, but thanks for keeping the light on.

Gato said...

I think you called it. Problem is state parks around here are so crowded and trampled it's almost as bad as the city.

Kirk Tuck said...

Gato, once school and work are back in the swing of things the state parks more than 25 miles from major cities tend to be empty during the work week. Last time I was in Pedernales in October/November I only ran into two or three other people over the course of a day. State parks in Texas can be huge spaces....

Tinderbox said...

Privatization and strip mining? What on earth are you talking about?

Roger Jones said...

This is where my photo interest lay now, back where I started, photojournalism. The destruction of our National Parks/environment and the greed of some citizens who have money. So it's back to photojournalism for me. I wonder if my Sigma's can do that type of photography?? We shall see.

Roger

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Tinderbox, haven’t lived in the USA for long or jusst in denial?

Jack said...

If you like strip mines, you'll love "mountain top removal." The selling point is that in an area where flat land is rare, you can just shove the tops of the mountains into the valleys and create flat land for much needed strip malls and
Walmarts.

Oh, and the mining company gets to remove and sell that seam of coal that was the real reason to rip off the mountain top.

Just ignore that the overburden is toxic and poisons the streams and springs, which were sources of drinking water for the area. And that rotten egg smell, that's just more exposed minerals that were once sealed and are now reacting to the air and rain water.

Did I mention the new flat land?