January 2014 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Looking Up
Now we know what your cameras have been up to lately

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    Taken in about 1980, young Patrick Fortune looks up at his grandpa Dub with love and adoration. Today, Patrick belongs to Panola-Harrison EC, as does his father, Paul, who sent in the photo. Dub was also a member from 1945 until his death in 2012.
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    Taken in about 1980, young Patrick Fortune looks up at his grandpa Dub with love and adoration. Today, Patrick belongs to Panola-Harrison EC, as does his father, Paul, who sent in the photo. Dub was also a member from 1945 until his death in 2012.
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    Cooke County EC’s Rene Schmitz shares the unusual perspective of looking up through a grain silo.
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    Jonathan Berrier, 3-year-old son of Shannan, Grayson-Collin EC, reaches up to grasp a sunflower.
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    Skydivers wow the crowd at the Randolph Air Force Base air show in Universal City. Thanks to Paul Garcia, Medina EC, for sharing.
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    Tammy Jaresh, Grayson-Collin EC, takes a look up into the hot air balloon carrying her through the sky.
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    Web Extra: Joey Waters, Trinity Valley EC, captured this image of a front blowing in just south of Hondo.
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    Web Extra: Susan Heald, Sam Houston EC, caught this full moon peeking through the trees.
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    Web Extra: Rebecca Rury, HILCO EC, snapped this film picture of a friend’s 1920s-era Dallas home.
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    Web Extra: ‘Maybe they were competing with the hawks,’ says Pamela Trede, Pedernales EC, of these vultures circling over the town of Canyon Lake.
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    Web Extra: Guadalupe Mares, Comanche ECA, captured this image of the sun breaking through the trees.
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    Web Extra: Donna Compton, CoServ Electric, shared this photo of her mother, Emily Mae Hogg Scott, 89, watching the snow fall Christmas Day 2012. Compton said this was her last snowfall on Earth, and she was looking up as if she knew that.
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    Web Extra: This elk, captured by Karen Watson, Pedernales EC, seems to be onto something tasty browsing near Blanco.
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    Web Extra: Keeping watch is Eddy who belongs to Denise Richter, Guadalupe Valley EC.
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    Web Extra: The Ferris wheel at Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin by Clary Rocchi, Pedernales EC.
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    Web Extra: Wood County EC’s Cheryl Stephenson says Encore, who sometimes joins her on evening walks, was disappointed a lizard got away.
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    Web Extra: CoServ Electric’s Sharon Lindquist captured this image of granddaughter Victoria Merritt and Aunt Mindy Lindquist encouraging a giraffe to eat the green on the other side of the fence at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler.
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    Web Extra: Charles Cagle, HILCO EC, spotted a pair of bald eagles at Lake Waco and snapped this shot of one.
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    Web Extra: Sharon Carter, Pedernales EC, says this hippo at the San Antonio Zoo was awaiting a treat from a trainer.
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    Web Extra: Sharon Carter, Pedernales EC, calls this photo taken in Wimberley ‘Hill Country Winter Sunset.’
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    Web Extra: Linda Cortelyou, Upshur-Rural EC, caught these two flag-carrying jumpers during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview.

Things are definitely looking up, as you’ve shown with all of the photos you sent in—upward of 200. We knew you would rise to the occasion.

 

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