Texas skies are the most magnificent and awe-inspiring on Earth. Texas lands are so flat and extensive, one can marvel at the full magnitude of the skies, as far as their vision allows. In my years, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of witnessing many extraordinary, Texas skies, each as remarkable as the next. In my photo, Big Texan Skies, I wanted to share a bit of that brilliance. During one ‘Indian Summer’ Night, where the unseasonably warm weather invites me out, greeting me with such vibrant, color, pallets in the sky. Right above the horizon, the atmosphere was painting in fiery reds, energetic oranges, and electric yellows, setting the sky ablaze.
The air then lifted into a cool, blue, base coat with accents of cotton candy pink, floating effortlessly. Finally, the sky boldly bled into darker hues of cobalt blue and magenta with hints of coral. The illustrated sky, provided a particularly energetic backdrop, to this oil field where pump jacks were scattered over the multi-toned earth. I like the contrast between the natural and mechanical worlds in this picture. The pump jack, blends seamlessly into the sand, matching the taupe and bronze hues, becoming part of the scenery. It gives the idea that we need the mechanical aspect to pull out valuable natural resources. In Texas, oil and gas are beautiful parts of our nature as are our Big Texan Skies.