Dallas @ Nite

Early in my photographic journey, I was really into shooting at night. I loved the strong colors at night. I studied night photography for a few weeks, got myself a steady tripod. I then started scouting various locations around Dallas, of course I had to shoot the iconic Dallas Skyline. In this blog post I wanted to share some of  my night photography around the Dallas area. Below each photo is the location and a brief description of the shot. 

This is the infamous Hi 5 interchange in north Dallas. I'm standing on Churchill Way over Central Expressway (I-75) facing north toward the ramps to 635 LBJ Freeway. I love the car light trails in this shot.

I was heading east on 635 one day when I saw this carnival in the Valley View Mall parking lot. The next night I brought my gear to take some shots. This is my favorite from that night.

Entrance to the Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park

This was taken at the DFW observation park named "Founder's Plaza." north of the airport. I was there for a photography club meetup to shoot the planes as the landed. After it got dark, it was hard to shoot the planes. I saw these sculptures, so I set my camera to about 20 secs and took a flash light and painted around them. Pretty nice effect. http://www.dfwairport.com/founders/

Plano Balloon Festival

Grand opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. I shot this from Trammell Crow Park. 

West bound I-30. Shot was taken from N. Egdefield Ave bridge.

This shot of the Dallas Skyline, was taken just south of the Trinity Overlook Park. Most of the year the Trinity river is to low to get reflections, after it rained for a few days and the Trinity river filled up, I went out and took this shot.

This was taken on W. Commerce St near the Trinity Overlook Park. I wanted to catch some car light trails with the skyline in the background. I waited for a Dart Bus to pass by and took this shoot. I was very close to the street and could feel the bridge vibrate as the cars drove by.