The countryside whizzes by as Diane Daniels looks out during a train ride from Palestine to Rusk on the Texas State Railroad. Eddie Daniels, Farmers EC, says he took more than 20 photos to nail this shot.
Web Extra: Gretchen Kirchner, Guadalupe Valley EC, celebrated the new year with sparklers, friends and her Canon EOS Rebel T3i at a 13-second shutter speed (compilation of three photos spells out the phrase).
Web Extra: Austin skyline, by Luis Morales, Pedernales EC
Leaving your camera in automatic mode? That’s no fun! Cameras are capable of great things—all it takes is a little knowledge of the settings. Find yourself uncertain behind the lens but want to hone your craft? A beginners’ photography course and practice could be just what you need to create stunning images like our favorites this month made using slow shutter speeds.
McAllen, the self-declared South Pole of Texas, kicks off the festive season on December 7 with its Holiday Parade, which the city describes as the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas.
Find more events all across the state on our Events page.