Colby Blair Photography


Photos from The Pythian Home
February 21, 2014, 10:27 PM
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The Texas Pythian Home for children is called the ‘Castle on the Hill’. It was built with the architecture style of a castle due to the sponsorship of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal order established during the Civil War. The Pythians put their motto of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence into practice and established the Pythian Home in 1909.

The Following Eight Images are of 7 different boys at The Pythian Home. The first six were taken with a Canon 7d with a 16-28 Tokina Aspherical Lens and a 430ex II on Camera for a light source.

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 The following six images were taken with a Canon 7d with a 18-135 Canon Lens and 2 Profoto 7b strobes and a reflector for lighting.

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The following images are 2 models that came along to take advantage of the beautiful interior and antique furniture that The Pythian Home had to offer.

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The Next Seven Images are some interior and exterior images of The Pythian Home. This home is beautiful inside and out.

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Work in progress…
February 18, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Work in progress…
February 11, 2014, 9:24 PM
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Water Color hand color!

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New Ground
February 9, 2014, 10:09 PM
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I visited a great place today and got some great images! So coming soon new images!!!!!!



Benbrook Marina
September 28, 2013, 8:13 PM
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Benbrook Marina has been around for quite some time. Long enough to have customers and their boats that have been around since the 1980’s!  But in the past several years a new trend has taken shape, a trend that during the latter part of the the summer as the water levels start to decrease and the sail boats start to hit bottom, everyone pulls their boats out of the water and the marina dries up. When the marina dries up what is left is a desolate, ghostly  looking marina with a few boats left right where they settled. These few boats, all sail boats, are here due to the owners not having trailers or the boats not being abled to be trailered. They are left in the mud with hulls exposed and all of the weight resting on the keel fin. This would seem like a travesty to most and to the owners it probably is, but for the few unfortunate there is no other way. These owners are forced to do repairs and to maintain their vessels all while the lake is low and the boats are laying on their sides. Although it looks like certain doom for the marina and for the boats, the lake will again rise and the boats will right themselves and the  marina will be alive once again! With my images I tried capturing this unique time for this marina in a lifeless tone. I wanted to tell a story of abandonment, and decay.

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Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina

Benbrook, Tx Marina



Will return soon!
July 31, 2013, 8:11 PM
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I have been busy here lately and haven’t been able to get out and take the pictures I have wanted to take lately. Hopefully soon I can resume my love for photography and grace the world with beauty!



Red Skelton and the Pledge of Allegiance
May 17, 2013, 11:52 AM
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This needs to be taught in every school… this is what America stands for, not for what we are now!