Just back from a trip around Central Texas over the last three days. Everywhere we went we saw evidence of the stress to the environment caused by the current drought affecting much of Texas. The area around the town of Bastrop was particularly hard hit by forest fires a couple of weeks ago. It is shocking to see the path of destruction left by these fires.
Title: "Bastrop Fires #1"
Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105 L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro to combine three exposures (-2, 0, +2) into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image > Photoshop CS4 > Nik Silver Efex 2 plugin > textures by flypapertextures.blogspot.com