Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards

The early 1900’s were filled with cowboys, cattle drives, outhouses and more. And when you’re in the stockyards you get the chance to travel back in time minus the outhouses (although I’m sure something could be arranged). The cattle drive happens every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm down Main Street in front of…… Continue reading Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards

Experimenting with Steel Wool Photography

Oh, the fun of playing with fire… Headed out to the country with a friend this past weekend to experiment with lighting steel wool on fire and seeing what kind of imagery we might obtain. I must say, we weren’t disappointed.  A couple rounds of perfecting the packing of the steel wool in the whisk…… Continue reading Experimenting with Steel Wool Photography

West 7th St. Bridge, Fort Worth TX

Met friends for another bridge outing, this time in Fort Worth, the West 7th Street Bridge. I’m happy with these pictures but didn’t quite get the trailing lights I was hoping for. There’s so little traffic later in the evenings in stark contrast with the dreadful DFW traffic at rush hour. At one point I…… Continue reading West 7th St. Bridge, Fort Worth TX

Cityscape at Night, Fort Worth

With a little online research, I found this awesome location to shoot downtown Fort Worth sitting behind the Trinity River which provided stellar colors of reflection. This was an 18 F-stop for overall focus and to starburst the bright light on the right, with a 30-second shutter to catch optimal light, a 100 ISO for…… Continue reading Cityscape at Night, Fort Worth

Photo Day: Urban Exploration

It proved to be a gorgeous weekend to explore a few of the abandoned buildings in Fort Worth. This was my first time to do so, and I found it provided an odd mix of emotions. Disheartenment when you consider the desolation, abandonment and destruction yet coupled with an excitement and joy as you were…… Continue reading Photo Day: Urban Exploration