Friday, June 30, 2017
Nothing beats the Texas summer heat than some cold water. Still in the arts district, this park has a water feature, a tree 'house', and a play area. As I tried to get the pictures of the water, I was very aware of what the water might do. I tried extremely carefully to stay as far away as I could and not get my camera, or me, wet and I only got a few specs of water.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
This is another example of looking closer. It only takes a few seconds to move closer to that object, but one look at that could change your life. You could look at a fountain or flower but try something weird or different and see what you can find. Maybe that one look could change your whole view on that object you looked at.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Above an entrance to a park is this multicolored arch. The architect of this didn't stop there with the cool features. They added the symmetrical, white beams to add even more interesting features to the arch. I wish I could have taken a picture from above but that would require a way to lift the camera and I didn't think that was the best.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
As birds fly they get tired and they have to rest. This bird decided to rest on a chair and not a tree. First, the bird went to another chair but I walked too close and scared it to this chair. I crept up ever so slowly this time and was able to get this picture of a bird sitting in the wrong seat.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Most people only see the fountains as water shooting up from the ground but take a picture of that water and you are able to see the individual droplets of water. The water is not always as the eye can see it. Any person walking by this might just see a stream of water shooting up and then back down. The next time you're by a fountain, stop and take a closer look. It might be more than rising and falling water.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Down on an Ant's level, is where the tree are towering above and humans are monsters. We always see from a Bird's eye view but almost never from the ground up. I wonder how big we are, or how big some of the Oak trees are to the ants. Those must seem enormous. Just think, we believe that some skyscrapers are tall. How do the Ants think of them?
Friday, June 23, 2017
In the same inch deep pool of water as the Sunny Tree, the rain had started to fall and the water started to ripple. This picture could not have been made if it wasn't for the sun and clouds. The sun was blocked and the clouds provided a clean gray background. If the sun had been out, the background would have been blue and bright white.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
On the outside of another museum in the Dallas Arts District, is a guardian. Not your average human security guard but rather a marble carved Lion. This artist gave every piece of the Lion something that a real Lion might have. I wasn't able to go inside of the museum, but I captured the first thing that you would see, the guard 'dog'.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A rock carver made an interesting sculpture of a human face. He had all of the features of a human on the face and neck but had everything closer to together. I like the type of stone that he chose. It has bumps and has several different colors in it some like brown, black, and a dark tan. This is all what makes this human so different yet so similar.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On the inside of the sculpture museum, up the trio of stairs, is a glass museum. The only problem with the glass is that the sun will ruin it. To stop this the museum added sun deflectors on top of the ceiling. There still is some light coming from the sun up top but not enough that the pieces are being ruined.
Monday, June 19, 2017
This trio of staircases is the main way to get to the lower floor in a sculpture museum. The glass on the bottom staircase reflects the other two staircases giving the other two some more depth. I was even lucky enough that no one was walking on the staircases. Just after the picture, two sets of families came down, but I already had what I needed.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The fountains are all lined up and are about three-fourths of the way behind the front of the pool. I went to the three-fourths marks and shot from there. This was a very nice shot because there are no people in the background and because I had a good focus on the first fountain. I have at least three more places to post pictures from so keep checking every day to see what they are.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Looking up the wall of a building almost into the sun, but not directly into it. Unfortunately the clouds weren't working with me and were not all the same. Some of the clouds were there and some were not even there letting us see the blue sky and not the clouds. Although I think it is not the best, you might think of it as being good because it adds some more dimension to the picture.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Shooting out of a wall from basically nowhere, this waterfall was almost on the plants but were not too close to the point that the plants were constantly being sprayed. The water then hit the pool below and sprayed forward which created bubbles. I made my camera shoot fast enough that the water is actually just smaller bots and not one long stream.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
With the sun overhead and the tree next to the sun, this picture was made. This less than an inch deep pool was all that was needed for the reflection seen. The water was moving so I couldn't get a clear focus but I tried my best and I think I did well. I like how the picture is almost black and white but it still has the soft colors of the blue and green.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Made with everyday items like sticks, wine corks, and tape this rustic cross was made with simple items that even you could probably make. Although this is using very simple items the artist made it look very neat. You could make it, but this is probably going to be better only because this artist has done this for 20 years.
Monday, June 12, 2017
In the same museum as the last two pictures, this colorful pencil beam was made of pencils and wood. It was almost like a xylophone, but since it was a museum you couldn't play with it. I guess you could but is it really worth how every much the cost of this is? Probably not, at least that's what I think.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Inside of the Dallas Museum of Art, the wood stripped roof has the simpleness of a circle but the complexity of a decagon. It's simple, it's just wood and lights but you can take so many different pictures of it from almost every angle. I went onto the second floor and went nearly dead center and tried to capture the lights perpendicular to the lights.
Friday, June 09, 2017
The best things about windows and shiny things are the reflections that they provide. In this Dallas Museum of Art window, the flowers on the inside provided the perfect backdrop for the street and cloudy sky. The sky was perfect on the first day that I photographed it. It was cloudy and bright but not too bright to the point that the background was always white.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
These veterans lost their legs during combat. As a way to thank and help the wounded soldiers, President Bush started having the veterans play golf with him and others. This is the last photo from the Bush Presidential Library and Museum because tomorrow I am starting a series of Dallas's Arts District. One that I think you will really like.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
This portrait, made by President Bush, was on display. This man's name is Jim Woodson. Once President Bush finished his time as the President, he started making oil paintings. He made the paintings of soldiers and veterans. This was a way for him to fill his time and try out a new hobby, a hobby that President Bush seems to be very good at.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
This soup plate was used by President George Bush in his international dinner. The President hosted leaders from around one hundred countries. This silver plate has gold in the center and outside circles. This makes the plate very expensive, but if you're the President you would want only the best.
Monday, June 05, 2017
This American Flag has some of the words spoken by George Bush in his inauguration speech. I like this piece for three reasons, in is 3 dimensional, I has images of American Citizens, and is the American Flag. This is an amazing quote too. The magnitude of the words the George Bush said were some of the greatest words said, even if his presidency wasn't the best.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
President Beazley Weazley
George Bush had 2 dogs, one of them was named Beazley Weazly. The dog seen here. He was the First Dog of America. Beazley was a gift from George to his wife Laura. In George's museum, he has a bronze statue of Beazley and his other dog. Beazley is a Scottish Terrier and his other dog, Spotty, was an English Springer Spaniel.
Friday, June 02, 2017
I went to visit the Bush Library and Museum in Dallas and was able to see a full size almost exact replica of the Oval Office. In George Bush's office, he had many pictures and art pieces showing off him and his past successors. You will see some George Washington, and other United States symbols and signs.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
For a flower to grow it needs pollen and other essentials to survive. Bees provide some of these essentials for the flower. Outside where the flowers are, I spotted multiple Bees and a Butterfly. I didn't capture the Butterfly but captured the Bees on the flowers, like this picture here. Are you still remembering to Bee happy?