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Marfa artist, writer and EMS Emergency Medical Technician, Dan Chamberlin, stands next to one of his art pieces at the bottom. (photo: Alberto Tomas Halpern)


More images from our trip to the Terribly Beautiful group show in Terlingua, Texas at Beto’s wonderful (and long overdue) new photoblog: albertohalpern.tumblr.com.

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On location in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas with filmmaker Jennifer Lane and David Hollander.


Jennifer Lane‘s new film, CLOUDS, is screening this Thursday, May 6th, at 9:30 pm under the stars at El Cosmico as part of the Marfa Film Festival.

CLOUDS (8 minutes) is a meditation on the water cycle of planet Earth, with lots of images of our beautiful and unique far West Texas cloud formations.

Check out the festival website for more details
http://marfafilmfestival.org/2010/films/

Tickets are available at the door.

In April of 2009 I traveled to Terlingua, a remote border settlement in the Chihuahuan Desert of Far West Texas, to spend time with the DIY homesteaders and off-the-grid outsiders who were getting down together for the first annual Terlingua Green Scene. I’m in the process of publishing my account of the wild times I had there in Arthur Magazine.

Read the first installment, “No Winners, Only Survivors,” at the Arthur Magazine website. More chapters are on their way, so stay tuned.

For more of my reporting and photography about the Marfa “drug blimp” and other paranoid visions from this unique region of the Lone Star state, check out “Dread Zeppelins: Letter from West Texas,” also in Arthur Magazine.

Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine, aka Western Yellow Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Circumference: 134 inches

Height: 110 feet

Crown spread: 46 feet

This Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine located in the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve of Far West Texas is believed to be the largest known example of its kind left standing in the Lone Star state. It was added to the Texas Big Tree Registry in 2006.

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