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Abandoned Farmhouse in Rockwall, Texas

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A few weeks ago I stumbled across this old abandon farm house in Rockwall Texas. I remember a few years back this place was still active as a farm. Its sad to see another piece of rural Rockwall going away. Its up for sale and its 40+ acres zoned for … [Read more...]

Bob-omb Sighting in Rockwall, Texas

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I found Bob-omb tagged on an abandoned train flat car that I saw while passing by on my way out to Rockwall County for some rural exploration. This little guy is showing up everywhere! Where to Find Bob-omb in Rockwall, Texas About two weeks … [Read more...]

Bob-omb Sighting in McKinney, Texas

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Please note this post was originally posted on Evolutionary Designs Photoblog, and is being added JamesJohnston.info as part of the Vanishing Texas series. Bob-omb Sighting in McKinney, Texas As you head North of Central Expressway, just pasted … [Read more...]

Review: Sony NEX-3NL/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Kit – Part 2

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For me, size is a big issue. I like smaller cameras because it makes life easier. I do a lot of rural and urban exploration. I spend a lot of time with a camera in my hand or strapped to me for those long hikes. I think full-framed camera rigs are … [Read more...]

Review: Sony NEX-3NL/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Kit – Part 1

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About a year ago I decided it was time to move out of the point-n-shot cameras and back into the SLR cameras. After some research, I decided that since I couldn’t afford a full body rig and I like the small compact size of the Mirrorless camera … [Read more...]

Abandoned Dairy Freeze in Carl’s Corner, Texas

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Back in January I made short road trip Waxahachie, Texas to pick up some parts for my 1982 K5 Blazer from salvage yard that was parting one out. After the trip, I decided to do a little exploring as far south as Hillsboro. Although I didn’t get as … [Read more...]

Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW Backpack

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Recently I went on a trip where I had to have all my photography gear with me at all times. I couldn’t leave it in a car and run back for different lenses. That meant had to carry three or four different lens, extra SD cards, and cleaning gear. As … [Read more...]

Danger High Pressure Stay Back–Rusty Old Pipe

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Last week was a rough one. Between working nine days straight and using my free time prepping for family coming into town and leaving for vacation, I have been neglecting articles on all of my sites. Now that I am on vacation, I can catch up on my … [Read more...]

Abandoned Building Near Gunter, Texas

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Almost two months ago I had to run up to Denton to get some more transcripts from UNT for a job prospect.  Afterwards, I did a little exploring off 287. I took it as far as Sherman. I found several places worth stopping and several old farm roads … [Read more...]

Abandoned Grain Elevator and Silos in Megargel, Texas

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During my photo trips I am always on the look out for side trips and other abandoned vehicles and buildings. One of the unplanned stops I had to take was in the town in Megargel, Texas. About the Abandoned Grain Elevator and Silos in Megargel, … [Read more...]

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