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July 27, 2013

An Island Getaway

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/70753745″>Clear Lake Shores Pix</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user19290483″>Rob Vanya</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Random photos taken while tramping around Clear Lake Shores Island (and vicinity) along with my friend David LeMaster. Kinda cool to be able to “get away from it all” and not travel far.

January 22, 2011

40th Anniversary

For our 40th wedding anniversary, my wife Sandy & I visited Foxfire Cabins near Lost Maples State Park in the Texas Hill Country. Here are some of the photos I took while on our vacation.

December 23, 2010

Hill Country Scenes, Fall 2010

Photos I took in November 2010 at Lost Maples State Park and nearby places in the Texas Hill Country.

October 24, 2010

Some of my favorite photos

Tapestry of some of my favorite photos, mostly landscape and nature photos. All photos by Rob and Sandy Vanya. Texas locations — Bandera, La Grange, Bellville, Chappell Hill, Austin, Enchanted Rock, Lost Maples; Colorado locations — Ouray, National Monument, Million Dollar Highway, Grand Mesa.

January 18, 2010

Inspiration from Above

Recently put together another “Precious Promises” presentation. Photography, design, and layout by Yours Truly.

December 12, 2009

Rugged Natural beauty

Sit back, relax, turn up the volume, and enjoy a hike through Lost Maples State Natural Area — a showcase of rugged natural beauty secluded in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Photography by Rob Vanya — RNVANYA@gmail.com. For larger views of the photos, please click on the link below —

Lost Maples

September 21, 2009

Some of my favorite pix

A random collection of pix I’ve taken in recent years that rank as some of my personal favorites.

August 29, 2009

Color & Light

My reasons for being attracted to nature photography can be summed up in two words — color and light, as indicated by this collection of photos I’ve taken over the past two years.

July 4, 2009

Rocky Mountain Journey

Photos taken in and around Ouray, Colorado; which includes sights along the “Million Dollar Highway” — 23 twisting and winding miles between Ouray and Silverton, a route that showcases majestic mountains, cascading streams, and colorful stands of Aspen and Spruce trees. All pix taken by Rob & Sandy Vanya. The quaint and picturesque town of Ouray is surrounded on all sides by towering mountains. For a gallery of more pix taken on our visit to Ouray and Silverton, click on the following link–

Ouray

June 24, 2009

Colorado’s Grand Mesa

Colorado’s Grand Mesa is the largest “flat-top” mountain in the nation. Sandy & I took these pix while driving around on the summit in late May of 2009. The lakes on the summit were partially frozen. The temps were near freezing, and we encountered snow and sleet, and a snow plow clearing ice from the roads. Took the pix of us 2 together by placing the camera on a tripod & setting the camera to the self-timer mode. Notice the stark contrast of the terrain once we started to descend from the summit. In a matter of about 30 minutes, we drove from lush forests of aspen and spruce trees to the barren, rocky terrain of the arid, dessert-like topography that surrounds the Mesa. It was strange, passing from one world into another world in such a short period of time. To see larger, high-res versions of the pix, click on this link —

Grand Mesa

June 12, 2009

Colorado National Monument

Hope you enjoy this slideshow of pix Sandy & I took when we recently visited the Colorado National Monument, located near Grand Junction. It was stormy and rainy off and on during our drive through the area, which is rare for that part of the state. That’s also why I took some close-up photos of raindrops. Background music: “Carry Me Away” by Govi.

To see larger, high-res versions of the photos, click on this link —

Colorado Vistas

May 13, 2009

Tropical Vacation

Let’s take a little tropical vacation. Pix by Rob Vanya. Music: “Swaying Palms” by Govi. Click HQ to view in High Quality.

May 2, 2009

Living Testimony

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Compiled some of my favorite floral photos that I’ve taken recently for a slide show. I’m continually amazed at the many different varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors of flowers. To me, it’s just one more testimony of the infinite variety of the living God. Background music: “Forgotten Dreams” by Craig Riley.

April 11, 2009

Spring is in the air

Here’s a slideshow of pix I recently took while hiking around Mercer Botanical Gardens, a great place to witness the wonders of spring unfold.

If you want to see the pix up close and personal, then click on this link —

Spring at Mercer

April 6, 2009

Enchanted Rock

Random pix taken while hiking around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredicksburg. Background music: “Garden of Eden” by Govi.Here’s a link to a gallery of more photos of the truly enchanting place —

Enchanted Rock

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