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Sneakyracer
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


If you are looking to photograph grand landscapes then the west is king. There is just not enough mountains (vertical relief) anywhere near Dallas and the south to get interesting big landscapes.

BUT, Louisiana has swamps, plantations and...?

Central Texas is well, Flat, good for chasing thunderstorms and clouds and Dallas might be good for cityscapes but thats about it.

This time of year and into late July I would spend money going to the Pacific NW / Montana and BC. Nothing else. Rather save up and stay home than go somewhere lame. (again, for good landscapes)



Jun 25, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


Northern Arizona or White Sands NM.


Jun 25, 2013 at 07:03 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


If you don't mind the extreme heat, Big Bend is mighty nice. I was out there last July and very nearly had the entire park to myself. Extremely enjoyable experience and fantastic photo opps. Was also in the hill country which was nice but, IMO, paled to BBNP.


Jun 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


Far east Texas for a day or so on Caddo Lake for some neat images of Cyprus trees in swampy water, plus Jefferson, TX is an historic town from the time a mule-dredged pathway led from the Red River up to Jefferson. Cotton from all over North TX was shipped from there.

I would enjoy seeing some Hill country this time of year westward from Austin/SanAntonio for maybe three days.

bob snow



Jun 25, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


Isn't Area 51 somewhere out there north of Texas? Just a thought...

Sneaky, don't forget snakes and gators in Louisiana... lol.

Bayou country could be some good photography, but hot this time of year, no doubt!

I was in Dallas, Texas once in August, I swore never again. Hot city. Of course, we were sitting out in the sun a lot too for a drum corp competition, it was extremely hot.






Jun 25, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


This looks very worthy of the 3hr drive from Dallas : HERE


Jun 25, 2013 at 06:25 PM
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Yeah weather's gonna be good to photograph at this time of the year almost anywhere in texas. lightning, supercells, ....


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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


Personally, I'd skip both TX and LA - they both suck for landscapes.

Remember, TX is H U G E !! You'll spend days driving from one end to the other.

Most of the good stuff here has already been mentioned, so I'll only add that hill country and Big Bend are the only really pretty areas of TX, in my opinion. There are others, but they are more dependent on timing and can't be counted on for reliability when it comes to images. You'll need storms, or wild flowers, etc.. to really make anything dramatic.

Did I mention that you should really go somewhere else?



Jun 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Oh, a decent one not mentioned, is Cadillac Ranch up near Amarillo.




Jun 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


Thanks all for your input!
I spend some time saving all your remarks in Google Maps and I'm sure I will have a blast.



Jun 26, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


When are you leaving?

If the weather is at all tempting, keep an eye on http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/



Jun 27, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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Thanks Greg!


Jun 27, 2013 at 06:26 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Dallas Texas, a rental car and one week off ....


I'm close to where Todd is...some cityscape photography here in Dallas...

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Zoo is nice
Arts District

I've been wanting to head out to Monahans Sandhills State park:


However, if I were going to fly into Dallas for photography, I'd reconsider. We're big on Shopping malls and football. Not much else going on here....



Jun 27, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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