a teatray in the sky

somewhere warmer

Posted in 5D Mark II, Animals, Butterflies, Houston, Photography, Texas by firthefirst on December 6, 2010

so … yeah, hiatus.  things have been pretty crazy but I think it’s all been for a good cause.  realizing my photography backlog right now is running all the way back to the texas trip and while I debated skipping over the remainder I realized instead the butterfly photos have some calming effect that I can totally use right now.  maybe you can too. (more…)

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some like it hot, second take

Posted in 5D Mark II, Food, Houston, Photography, Texas by firthefirst on November 3, 2010

ever since tina has moved up to the east coast, she’s been missing good tex-mex food.  trying to find tex-mex cooking in the washington, dc area will make anyone feel like agent mulder looking for alien life: the truth is out there, somewhere … isn’t it?  heading down to texas changes that in a hurry, you just have to keep yourself from stopping at eating at every roadside cantina you drive past. (more…)

some like it hot, first take

Posted in 5D Mark II, Houston, Photography, Texas by firthefirst on October 27, 2010

and for those who do, there will always be a place called houston, texas.  went down primarily for celestina (aka tina #2) and nick’s wedding (as a guest, not a photographer, obviously) and secondarily for tacos and tex-mex.  mission accomplished on both fronts: had a blast at the wedding and then had a blast chowing down breakfast tacos at taco cabana afterwards.  so good. (more…)