The Place in Texas Where They Found the 17 Bodies

Now this is a proper Texas ghost town!

It was always one of those things that fascinated me as a child. Pretty much anything with the name “ghost” in it was cool back then, including my “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. I remember there was one called “Deadwood” or something like that, which always had a creepy ghost town feel to it.

Anyway, this is a strange abandoned town outside of Brenham, Texas (Home of Blue Bell Ice Cream!). And no, 17 Bodies were not found here… just being a bit dramatic. Or maybe there WERE 17 bodies here but the authorities are just covering it up. It’s all true. I heard Alex Jones say it.

Last, I have updated my Nikon 14-24 Review and my Nikon 24-70 Review with new photos and the like. I know that only about half of our audience is photographers, but some people are looking to get into it more seriously, so maybe those will be helpful to you!

The Place in Texas Where They Found the 17 Bodies (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • Michael Victorick

    This is probably my most fav pic of yours. I can only imagine the detail you had to put into the trees(if the wind wasnt in your favor at all that day). Great art work!!!!

  • Stuck In Customs

    Wow hey thanks Michael – that’s a nice thing for you to say! :)

  • Jacob W Crosby

    I love the way the green building just pops out at you, and of course, my favorite parts about shooting in HDR, water reflections and clouds. I must say I am getting irritated will spell check always underlining HDR as though it is an incorrectly spelled acronym, get with the program folks…. Thank you Trey, for sharing your work with all of us.


  • Elizabeth

    Wow! I love the wide angle here, and the reflection of the trees with the clouds in the foreground! It definitely is haunting–are the buildings really that dilapidated, or is that the angle?

  • Birgit

    This is an absolutely stunning pic – I love the detail, the atmosphere, the colors, the reflection! Great work!

  • Lee Nelson

    Your HDRs are the some of the best I’ve seen (I follow you on Twitter as @inetours), but I wonder why in wide angle shost like this you don’t correct the perspective?

  • Matthew

    Love the clouds in this one. Heck, I’m twenty and still intrigued by “ghosts”. lol Guess I will grow up some day.

  • Angela Osborn

    This is gorgeous. It doesn’t look as gloomy as it sounds. I would love to be a photographer but can’t afford the equipment. Sounds like an excuse but it’s true. So in the meantime I live vicariously through you. Thank you.

  • Zen Strive

    I want Full Frame body too :(

  • Reina

    Why were you in Brenham without telling me?! That’s like.. 40-45 minutes away. Or was this awhile ago?

  • Facebook User

    I really like this
    Probably cos the HDR is minimalistic?
    Doesn’t look ghostly to me – quite sweet and welcoming !
    Gorgeous vibrant green on front house

  • Dale Martin

    Nice shot Trey. Got to love the colors!

  • Suzi

    The colorful buildings and sunset reflections on the windows work against the spookiness for me. I like it, but see a countrified coziness, not serial killers.

  • Chad Heckle

    WOW! One of my favs Trey! You can definately tell that you put a lot of time and effort into your artwork! If only everyone did the same..Keep it up, your posts are one of the highlights of my mornings! Thanks!!

  • casusan

    Oh wow – beautiful shot…..yes, it does have that ‘ghostly’ feel to it!

  • Richard Uchytil

    Great clouds and color. Looks like a major storm could happen any second.

  • Stuck In Customs

    Thanks all!

    It was a wide-angle shot… it distorted the buildings a little, but i like the way they turned out…imploding on themselves in a poltergeist way.

    Glad you all like this one so much! :)

  • Facebook User

    Great shot Trey! Looks like a scene from a horror movie! Keep up the amazing work.

  • Matt Gaston

    This is great, love the sky with the green house.

    almost looks like you used a texture, am I right?? haha

  • CushmoK

    great hdr picture because of colors and reflections..

  • Facebook User

    “Killer” picture Trey!

    Ohhhhh, what I would do to get a bucket of Blue Bell’s Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! I am a Texas A&M alumni studying in Sweden currently (i’m in for the long run), so it’s killing me seeing pictures like these and being reminded of good ol’ Texas!

    Keep ‘em comin’

  • Stuck In Customs


    Matt – I did not use a texture in this one.

  • Emily

    LOVE Blue Bell ice cream!

    This ghost town looks freaky! I miss Texas so much! (I moved away 3 years ago from Dallas)

    Great shot!

  • ajkasper

    the “town” you refer to was actually a tourist place that some people built years ago. It never took off. I have traveled from Austin to Houston and back for over 25 years and it’s always looked about like it does in the picture. Beautiful photo. It makes it look prettier than it ever did in real life.

  • Douglas Penna

    Hi! Where in Brenham did you take that picture? Can u give us the adress? It’s very beautifull!

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