Estero Llano Grande State Park – Photography Nature Walk

A while back Sara and I invited her sister Mary and boyfriend Alex to a photography nature walk at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. These are some of my top shots taken with my Fujifilm XH-1. If you know my work you know I am not a nature photographer but I have enjoying as of lately. 03.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-674603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-675903.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-677803.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-678603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-681003.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-682503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-685203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-686203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-689103.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-692503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-6939

Nature Photography – Austin, Texas

Traditionally my photography leans toward portraiture and photographing people. I’ve noticed that the majority of photographers start off their photography careers photographing nature and I don’t blame them because photographing people is very intimidating, especially as a beginner.

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There was a time when I would photograph butterflies on my college campus in between classes but that was as far as my nature photography would go when I was first starting my photography career.

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I find it kind of hard to photograph nature and I have learned it’s because I don’t have any patience and because nature doesn’t respond to you. Recently I have had a want to shoot more nature but I just don’t feel like I have the time to do so. Hopefully that can change soon. In the mean time here are some of older “nature” photography I captured when I was living in Austin, Texas attending the University of Texas at Austin.

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Austin has beautiful sceneries in every corner so a lot of my “nature” photography was done when I would need to walk / commute somewhere. The majority was also taken on the UT campus because it’s such a beautiful mix of landscape, nature and architecture. _MG_9887

Hopefully I will be sharing more of my nature photography after this post. I feel excited to go out there and shoot, hopefully I find the patience and make the time. Thanks for reading!