Mosaic Art from a paint can

At the first of the year, I purchased a new lens from a guy on Craig’s List. I wanted to shoot the Dallas skyline with this new lens and Juanita was with some of her friends so I decided to go to Dallas.

Driving around the Margaret Hunt-Hill bridge, I found a wall of “Art” and thought I was in some place I shouldn’t be. I didn’t hang around too long.


It turns out these buildings are owned by the City of Dallas and designated as a Graffiti Wall called the “Fabrication Yard”. There are some very good artists that come here to express their feelings with spray paint.

This is an ever changing art display. As you can see from the first few photos above, the content has changed. I spoke to a gentleman that was there letting his speakers air out and he said “come back next week and you’ll see something different”.

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This time we went inside to see more.

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This is another building where one of my friends practices with his rock band.Graffiti_20170218_002Graffiti_20170218_004

The above is from February. Below are the same buildings in November.

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I have shot a few trains as well, but will add them to a different blog at some point.

Our next adventure is Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We decided to take a trip this year for Christmas instead of exchanging gifts. Even though it’s only an overnight stay, I can’t wait!


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Be still and see the flowers

I have been thinking about doing this for a while now especially since I rented the Canon Macro lens a few weeks ago.

This type of photography is a little harder than you would think. I need a REAL white background instead of poster board. I used cheap reflectors and garage lamps with LED, and curly CFL bulbs for lighting. Sometimes I used flash as a fill and flood. The problem is too many shadows. Some turned out nice and I may print a few.

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Juanita got these in a vase for Halloween with a little scare crow. They are about on their last leg but make a pretty good photo.IMG_7271IMG_7217IMG_7146

A neighbor has these Mexican Sunflowers in her flower beds at an apartment down the street. Yes, I asked before I cut them.


A pink rose from the front yard.


This is my favorite of the bunch.


Until next time, on to the next adventure!