Friday, February 28, 2020

Path to Tomorrow

For this picture, I walked onto a pedestrian bridge and tried to capture the sunset between the rails of the bridge. I wanted to get the lights leading to the back and sunset in the same picture. I also like the reflection the light has on the median line. Everything is straight and linear, all pointing to a vanishing point somewhere in the back of the picture.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Watery Sunset

I'm back! These next few weeks will contain some of my favorite pictures. This first theme is about the sunset and night at White Rock Lake in Dallas. I went to the lake to capture the sunset then some long exposures after the sunset. Then, after the next 20ish pictures I am going to Colorado! Hopefully, there will be some falling snow, and incredible sunrises and sunsets.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


This is the final picture of downtown Dallas at night. For this final picture, I wanted to showcase the downtown lights, some of the landscape around where I took this picture, and the architecture of the city. I wanted to focus on the bridge while also including many of the other buildings. The one that I missed because it was too far to the south to be in the frame, was Reunion Tower.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Hidden Nature

One of the things that I like about these pictures is that it shows that even in a big city like Dallas, there are still spots of nature. Sure they might have been altered for a purpose, but they're still are spots that aren't as industrialized. I found a puddle in the middle of a grass field and wanted to highlight the reflection of the city off of the puddle.

Monday, February 10, 2020


This picture is very similar and near to where I took pictures of the trains moving. I like the lights from the city and the reflection it makes on the rails. I used a flashlight to brighten up the rails and to make them more visible. I like the repetitiveness of the wood pieces perpendicular to the rails, both of which lead your eye to the city.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Fast Motion

All of the pictures that I am taking are long exposures so I can increase the amount of light for the picture, but this is one of the few pictures where I wanted a long exposure to capture the movement of something. I wanted to capture the movement of cars into and out of Dallas, along with the bridge and buildings.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Night Walks

This is another example of a long exposure picture. For this picture, I had my shutter speed around 15 seconds. To counteract this, I decreased the hole allowing light into my camera, the aperture. My aperture was at F22. Lastly, I kept my ISO extremely low (around 100) to help prevent any grains from coming into the picture. I wanted a clean, long exposure of the environment with the background of the Dallas skyline.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

A Night City

The sun continued to lower, causing the colors on the buildings to remain the bright sunset colors while the rest of the sky turned dark blue. Like the bridge, I like the contrast in colors in this picture. The colors highlight the buildings and showcase downtown Dallas. I also wanted to capture the bridge because it gives a contrast to all the square buildings.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Sunset Shipment

I have been trying to take pictures that are longer in an exposure. I want to give more motion to the picture and movement. For this picture, the train is the object that is moving. I wanted to showcase the movement of the train during sunset as it traveled to or through Dallas.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Dallas's Reflection

Next, I continued down a grassy hill and found some large puddles. I wanted to capture downtown from two angles, one from a regular picture, and one from the reflection of water. I also wanted to keep the train tracks in the picture, because I like the architecture of the bridge. Also, the tracks help lead your eyes from the reflection of downtown to the actual buildings.
Sun Streaks

As the sun started to lower and set, it created some interesting colors on the bridges and buildings. The sun caused the top of the bridge to turn yellow and orange, while the background was a dark blue. I like the contrast of colors, as the brighter colors are on the subject, the bridge, and the darker colors are on the sky, the background.