A Good Ol’ Texas Revival

I drove down to Houston this weekend to meet some friends, and I took my time about it, so I might find a few things here or there. Well, I found a bunch!

The sun started to set as I was approaching Brenham (home of Blue Bell Ice Cream, as a few of you dessert-lovers like me already know), I came across a Roadside Revival!

So, those of you from overseas or those not familiar with the Christian sects and various mathic practices of arks in the south may never have heard of a Revival. These usually feature a firebrand ENTJ, who, happens to share the same Myers-Briggs as yours truly, and a happenstance clustering of believers who come to testify amidst fellow revelers, gesticulating about as 18-wheelers rumble along in the background.

A Good Old Texas Revival Meeting (by Stuck in Customs)

  • Never seen a roadside revival (must be something to do with being from NJ)

    You waxed quite eloquent in your description but i think your photo spoke a even purer language.
    Love the setting and the green blue of the chairs.

  • Something about this picture feels very depressing. 😛

  • it has an eerie feel about it.

  • DenisDenis

    What lense did ou use?
    I’m happy with a 11-16 from Tokina that gives a similar half-fisheye appearance.
    Again, nice work.

  • amazing picture,
    have you done photo manipulation,if not so the sky is looking really amazing

  • Tiny Pixels

    Caption should read, “Whoa, it worked.”

    Another stunning capture, Trey.

  • Dude…I’ve been out ‘getting lost’ on the backroads of Texas while off on vacation, and it’s amazing how many of the authentic, old, wooden pavillion revival ‘tents’ are still out there…I always feel like I found a treasure when I come across them!

    Here’s the latest ‘find’:

  • AHAHAH!!!! Trey, I LOVE it. It reminds me of that one time I was cutting across the Lone Star state…headed towards Houston…cutting throw a town that TOTALLY reminded me of Texas Chainsaw Massacre…scary…but totally “ooh-aahh” at the same time…like this pic made me do! 🙂

  • Gail

    What a great picture, Trey!!! It’s been a long time since I have been to a revival, and it was in a church at the time(when I was a teenager, lol). They hold one in the Bitterroot Valley once a summer. But I haven’t stopped at it. Anyway, it may be a small gathering, but as long as two or more are gathered together, God is there. Glad you feel the way you do. See ya in Heaven someday, since I won’t get to meet you on earth ;-)!! Keep taking those breath-taking pictures. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2009!!!!!

  • Dr. Electro

    Mmmmmmmm! Blue Bell! I have two in my freezer as I write this. My fave flavor is Bunny Tracks.

    Can I Get A Witness! Amen!

  • Awesome shot Trey! For reason this is one of my favorites of yours. I believe the meaning and speculation that can be evoked from this image is mind boggling.

  • DEE

    That must have been quite a revival. And all those clouds?

  • Thanks all! Yes I did the HDR technique on this one “Honeymoon Ideas”.

  • Dr. Electro

    I get the impression of “Gulf drifter” clouds in full motion across the sky.

  • Wow. I am very familiar with them and you captured it. You also described it so very well.

    I am eagerly awaiting your update for the tutorial.

  • Sherry McB

    stunning sky to set the mood! Wish I had been there.

  • Matthew G.

    Hey. i love your work just had to say that lol

    but did you use HDR Max on this, or photomatix

  • Awesome shot. Were the chairs really that odd sea foam greenish color? And am I the only one who is scared for humanity that these things still exist in the states?

  • ftw

    Been to one of these as a child in the Caribbean.
    Dr.Electro, I’m your witness. Alleluia. AMEN.
    I can hear the fire and brimstone still…….

  • Cindy Hopkins

    Oh, Yeah. Bunny Tracks in my freezer too!!! And, I’ve been to many a revival in my day being raised in southern Oklahoma as an Assembly of God child. Awesome sight.

  • Trey funny story my wife and I were talking today and she mentioned she saw this guy taking a photo of a tent revial on 290. I showed her this photo and she said it was probably you because this is the exact tent she saw.

  • hehe too funny…. I always wonder what people are thinking when they drive by and see me shootin’ somethin’ strange!

  • Michelle Hendricks

    This picture reminds me of my childhood. You see I grew up in East Texas and that’s the sort of camp meeting we had when I was a little girl. I smiled ear to ear at it, Thank You!

  • Caroline Darragh

    how did you find this? was it just on the side of 290 on your way into houston? These are absolutely gorgeous pictures

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