West Texas As I haven’t Seen It

As some of you know, that have followed this blog a while, I spent many of my formative years in West Texas. Today a friend of mine that follows Chiriquí Chatter sent me a video with photographs taken in West Texas.

This video reminds me that there is much beauty around us if we are just willing to see it. I think many people that know West Texas would describe it as ugly. This proves that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Here are the words that were included in the email I received, which will tell you more about the photographer and the music that accompanies the video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and maybe it will cause you to look at your surroundings in a different light.


I sure hope this comes through. Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80s. He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal. The music was nice also, didn’t make me want to put it on mute!!!

The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town. Doug plays by ear- He can not read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play any more. 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 and view….I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such fantastic use of music set to amazing animal and landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery. It is simply a beautiful portrayal of our magnificent home state!

Wyman Meinzer’s West Texas from Wyman Meinzer on Vimeo.

4 thoughts on “West Texas As I haven’t Seen It

  1. Beautiful…..having visited WestTexas many a time ,especiallythe Big Bend area , several days at a time, I always felt on ea return I had spent at least 1 day too little

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