Taking the Cowtown Backroads

I have really enjoyed photographing with a used Fujifilm X Pro 2 incorporating an ARCOS-R film simulation which has become my favorite. However, with all of my traveling as of late, I have been in pursuit of a lighter configuration for my photography while on the road so I don’t have to lug around cameras for black and white, birds, and color. For today’s session, I equipped a red filter on my Voigtlander 35mm Classic and headed down to downtown Fort Worth. Little did I know that the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was going on.

Saginaw is guarded by the railroad and a towering granary facility
I had my red filter attached to document the cool cloud patterns. Looks pretty cool against steel too.
Ever had light crust flour?
Automotive shops separate city districts
The boot means that you ain’t in Kansas anymore…
Cowtown parking

I thought I would be able to park somewhere, but it was such a nice day outside that everyone was out with their boots and cowboy hats. I took a few snappies from the car but none of the photographs turned out the way I wanted. Outside of the stock show, I was able to eavesdrop on a rather dire phone conversation stopped at a red light, of which I shall keep the content of the phone session confidential.

If you could have only heard the conversation I was hearing
Fort Worth “Cowtown”
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo from afar.

Ghosts from the Hill Country

I can’t help but wonder what driving down 281 from North Texas to San Antonio fifty or sixty years ago before major highways came into existence must have been like. The buildings, not people, are all that remain of rural Texas.

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New Nursery Ramblings for the New Year

My wife gifted me with a mini greenhouse and Double Dragon Amaryllis bulbs for Christmas knowing that I wanted to grow my own plants for my flower photography. It had never crossed my mind one could have such a thing in their home. Days would pass after construction where I would learn the hard way that having a greenhouse is difficult but in ways I had never imagined.

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Last hours of downtown Grapevine Texas 2022

My wife and I hit the streets on the last day of 2022. I came equipped with my Sony a7IV and problematic but oh so very sharp 24-105mm lens. As I walked down the busy street of downtown Grapevine, Texas I couldn’t help but think of how grateful I am this year. My health, family, fantastic people I have met, and the amazing opportunities all top my list for 2022!

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Roses from Walmart Practice Session

I love transforming the common into the uncommon. This personal challenge of mine allows me to practice on the very basics of photography while accommodating my need to be assertive on my terms.

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November in Texas

In this post I venture out to the lovely Grapevine Texas inspired by all of the city’s rustic charm. There’s a train depot in the heart of downtown Grapevine coupled with antique shops and abandoned industrial sites. On hand I had my trust Fujifilm X-Pro 2.

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