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Whether it shows the sweep of sunrise over the sea at Padre Island, a summer thunderstorm rolling across the plains of the Llano Estacado, or a full moon rising on a clear winter night in the Big Bend, the sky is the most commanding presence in the Texas landscape. Over one hundred breathtaking color pages in this book reveal the beauty, drama, unpredictability and sheer eWhether it shows the sweep of sunrise over the sea at Padre Island, a summer thunderstorm rolling across the plains of the Llano Estacado, or a full moon rising on a clear winter night in the Big Bend, the sky is the most commanding presence in the Texas landscape. Over one hundred breathtaking color pages in this book reveal the beauty, drama, unpredictability and sheer expanse of Texas' sky. Meinzer observes the sky from first light to the star trails in a night exposure. He watches storms blow in across the plains with all the fierce splendor of their lightning and the gentle aftermath of rainbows. He presents the full palette of sunrise and sunset hues, the endless variety of cloud formations, and the cobalt blue of the sky after a winter norther. Most of all, he captures the feelings of freedom and power that so many people experience under the Texas sky. John Graves connects Meinzer's photos to the land and the people of Texas. He accounts for both our ingrained habit of skywatching and our perpetual longing for rain. In the preface, Meinzer describes the careful planning and lucky chances that yielded many of these photographs, while interspersed among them are quotes from Texas skywatchers past and present....

Title : Texas Sky
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ISBN : 9780292752184
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 132 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Texas Sky Reviews

  • Melinda
    2018-12-26 04:52

    This is probably my favorite of all of Wyman Meinzer's books of photography. I wish I could blow up the pictures to wall size, and just put them on every wall in my house. They are just breathtaking and you can sit and be swallowed up in them. Amazing, beautiful, and stunning. Makes me lonely for the lonely places!!!Highly, highly recommended.

  • DavidB
    2019-01-12 05:57

    The upper atmosphere companion to Hill COuntry and Rivers by Graves and Meinzer. Taken together these works are an excellent visual reference for armchair travelers for the southwest. They are always by my side when I reread Blood Meridian!

  • Otty Medina
    2018-12-30 02:59

    Beautiful photos, accompanied with short quotes and excerpts from Texas history/lore.