PS: There's two more videos on screen at end of first video that is also worth taking a look at.
GO FULL SCREEN! SOUND ON.
A WALTZ ACROSS WEST TEXAS
Wyman Meinzer, the Texas State Photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin , Texas .
The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80's.
He said there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.
The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg , Texas and lives south of town.
Doug plays by ear- He cannot read music, but has many CDs.
A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore.
Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains (cap rock to Seymour ,
the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches). There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon .
Please take a moment to watch this....I don't know if I've ever come
across such a skillful combination of music and amazing animal and
landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery.
This is simply a beautiful portrayal of the unique part of our country, Texas .
Wyman Meinzer's West Texas