Design Studio: Promo Brochure for The Old Village in Downtown Bulverde

16 06 2019

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I just finished the design and production of this double gatefold brochure highlighting the artisan and eateries of The Old Village in Downtown Bulverde, TX. In the collage above, the top left image is the front cover. The two panels on the right are the “gates” that open to reveal the four panel spread in the third image. The fourth image is of the back cover.

Artisans and restaurants featured:

Texas Carpet Baggers
Ever want to design your own custom leather handbag? At Texas Carpet Baggers, we put the power of design into your hands! We focus on functionality combined with heavy duty hardware, quality construction and classic beauty. Make a statement with a Texas Carpet Baggers handbag. We specialize in concealed carry. 830.714.9201

The Makery
The Makery is located in a century-old building that originated as a German 9-pin bowling alley. The light-filled space includes a gallery showcasing paintings and jewelry by owner/artists Nick and Francesca Watson, as well as a selection of Texas handcrafts. The studio has open work areas where visitors can watch the owners create, as well as a large teaching space that is home to student members and frequent workshops and events. 830.980.9089

Sam Roberts Photography
Sam Roberts Photography photographs families and businesses throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country. Specializing in family, wedding, bridal, senior, and corporate photography, Sam Roberts Photography is a client-centered photographer ranging from traditional to one-of-a-kind portrait art. Studio and creative off-site locations available. Let us cover your event while you sit back and relax. 830.980.5666

Plantiques Floral
Owner Brenda Fry and her crew love to create floral designs. Creating artistic and beautiful floral designs for over 35 years, Brenda has been a leading choice for exceptional floral design and quality. Housed in the same quaint Victorian building as the post office, Plantiques Floral offers unique gifts, collectibles, and fresh flower arrangements. Planning a wedding and want to make sure the flowers reflect your personality and style? Call Brenda at 210.284.0288 for an appointment.830.980.2837

Alamo City Pottery Workshop
Alamo City Pottery Workshop, owned by April Grunspan, is a membership-based workspace offering 24-hour independent and unlimited pottery studio use without having to enroll in a class. We also offer private and semi-private, three-hour sampler workshops and six-week pottery classes. Call us for information or a tour of our studio.

The Vintage Barn
The Vintage Barn is a group of craftsmen and craftswomen dedicated to taking old wood, windows, doors, furniture and architectural salvage and reclaiming them to be useful in a modern home. We specialize in farmhouse tables, interior barn doors, accent walls, chalk painting furniture, and anything out of old wood. 210.274.7225

Hair in the Village
Our shop was the courthouse when I was growing up. I definitely have a vintage vibe with cutting-edge experience and very talented stylists—a place where we laugh and get to know our community. The Village Team has many years of experience at high-end salons and thrive in the simplicity of our small town shop. 210.415.2484

Hatch 5 Market
Hatch 5 Market is a bakery and cafe located in the heart of Downtown Bulverde. This quaint little restaurant offers breakfast plates, kolaches, mouth-watering quiches, an assortment of sandwiches made on homemade bread, scrumptious salads with freshly made dressings, savory soups and more. Enjoy a specialty coffee or a glass of sweet hibiscus tea while sitting on our porch. We take pride in serving you in a welcoming, fun atmosphere. 830.438.1200

Wine 101
Hill Country gem in the heart of old town Bulverde. Friendly patrons, live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy wines by the glass or bottle. Craft, imported and domestic beer available. Sample a variety of tapas, custom-made pizzas, meat and cheese boards, and yummy desserts. Must be 21 to be on the premises. 830.438.8721

Verde Bistro
Our goal is to provide our customers with a positive, memorable experience in a relaxed setting with a cozy ambiance. Our menu consists of Latin-fusion dishes from countries like Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Italy—rotating tapas such as canapes, street tacos, artisan pizzas, grass-fed beef sliders, salads, salmon, ahi tuna dishes and filet mignon. Our food is carefully prepared fresh from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, as well as local and organic ingredients whenever possible. 830.714.7886 Bistro-Tapas and Martini Bar

Eagles Landing Lodge
COMING SOON! The former Comal County Courthouse will be remodeled into Eagles Landing Lodge. The Lodge will have three elegant suites with private patios and one spacious apartment that will have dining, full kitchen, living, master suite, two full baths, and a private patio. The Lodge decor will be rustic yet elegant, with a modern flair—a place where couples or families can come stay and be within walking distance to the charming Old Village of Bulverde. Call Evanna at 210.557.1798 for more information.



White Prickly Poppy

22 03 2019

White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora spp. texana) is also known as the bluestem prickly poppy or the Texas prickly poppy.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 8Plus with Camera+2 app in macro mode)


Altamira Oriole

12 03 2019

Spent a wonderful afternoon at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX with my high school friend, Vanessa. I was using my Nikon D850 for macro shots, my iPhone for overall shots, and my Nikon Coolpix P1000 for bird shots. There is such diversity of wildlife in this sanctuary that is adjacent to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. I wanted to see this sanctuary before “the wall” cuts through the middle of it. I talked at length with an employee of the center and learned quite a bit about the issues related to the wall, as well as the myriad water and environmental laws that are being circumvented for this project.

This is an Altamira Oriole, just one of the many unusual birds we saw this afternoon.

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iPhoneography: Live oak tree with Tillandsia air plants

13 02 2019

Photographed at Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas

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iPhoneography: Wylie sky

12 02 2019

Sunset over Wylie, Texas (iPhone 8Plus)

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iPhoneography: Ginkgo canopy

5 11 2018

Ginkgo grove at the Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum in Boyce, VA

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iPhoneography: Gingko leaves

5 11 2018

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16 03 2018

I shot this image at a rest stop in Arkansas en route home to Virginia this week. My friend Greg purchased the new Nikon D850 (which I have been dreaming about) and let me play with it on this trip. I knew I’d love it! Now to just find some spare change in the couch ($3,300 to be exact).

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iPhoneography: Sunday sky in Texas

5 03 2018

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San Antonio River Walk

24 01 2018

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Road trip to Texas

21 01 2018

South 281 near Harrisonburg, VA

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Road Trip to Texas 1

iPhoneography: Cover girl/boy/dog

14 12 2017

We visited our dear friends Tom, Holly, and sweet Bailey in their beautiful new home in Charlottesville, VA back in August and I shot some photos with my iPhone 6s while we were downtown. Holly submitted a photo for a publication in their Glenmore subdivision and thought they would be featured inside in the “welcome newcomers” column. The magazine arrived and they made the cover, too!

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Holly Tom Bailey Cover

Belle at Sweetwater Valley Farm

24 03 2017

Meet my new friend Belle, front porch sentinel at Sweetwater Valley Farm, the magical cheese place in Philadelphia, TN. (She rolled over and requested belly rubs. I obliged. I think she probably wanted cheese.)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. / iPhone 6s, processed in Snapseed app

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Koi study #2

17 02 2017

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17 02 2017

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San Antonio sunset

17 02 2017

I photographed this beautiful sunset last night in my sister’s neighborhood.

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Prickly pear cactus

11 02 2017

Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) growing on the roof of living quarters in Mission San José, San Antonio, TX

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Yin-yang koi

11 02 2017

The reflection of a footbridge over the water created this lovely contrast. Photographed at North Terminus Indian Creek Trail, the first canal in Alabama (1831).

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Ball moss on oak tree

11 02 2017

Ball moss on an oak tree outside the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX

Learn more about this air plant here:

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Altar at Mission San José Church

11 02 2017

iPhone 6s / Snapseed app

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Mission San José

10 02 2017

Portrait of my father standing in the doorway of the church at Mission San José in San Antonio, TX (shot with iPhone 6s, Snapseed app) © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.


Summer inspiration

1 07 2016

Inspired by summer and the beach (Polaroid transfers created from my favorite 35mm Fuji slides)

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Field of gold

5 06 2016

I shot this photo on my recent road trip to Texas. This was somewhere in Tennessee.

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Waterlilies in Nashville

3 05 2016

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Sunset at Wrightsville Beach, NC

2 03 2016

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Wrightsville Beach


iPhoneography: lovely skies of Texas

11 11 2015

iPhone 6, processed with Snapseed app © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Texas Sky Collage

iPhoneography: Texas sunset

1 10 2015

iPhone 6 / Snapseed app

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iPhoneography: Texas sky (again)

1 10 2015

iPhone 6 in pano mode / processed in Snapseed app / double-click to enlarge

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iPhoneography: Yep

1 10 2015

iPhone 6 / processed in Snapseed app / text applied in Font Candy app

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Common Morpho (Morpho peleides)

29 03 2015

I got this shot of a Common Morpho (at the Franklin Conservatory in Columbus, OH this past weekend) from almost the same vantage point as my friend, neighbor and fellow photographer Michael Powell got his shot. He was able to get more of the other wing because he has the added advantage of being several inches taller! It is so rare to be able to get a shot of the beautiful blue side of this elusive, quick-moving butterfly. We were thrilled that it stayed on the leaf long enough for both of us to get some shots.

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