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It is no secret that I love photography. I enjoy looking for that perfect shot or finding beauty in something that others look past regularly. So often there are frame-worthy images right before our eyes but we are accustomed to looking past them. Capturing those shots and helping others find appreciation in something they previously ignored is a challenge that I like to accept.
Recently, a couple of friends and myself put on an art show down in the Bishop Arts District of south Dallas. I showed nothing but photographs and there was a great turnout of people who came to enjoy the show. There were a handful of my photos that people asked questions about throughout the night. Two of those are aerial photographs taken over New York City. People wanted to know how I got them and the story is actually somewhat entertaining. Continue reading
Cityscapes are something that nearly anybody can appreciate because they ideally capture the landscape of a city in its best light and from its best angle. A great cityscape is more than just a bunch of buildings. To take a great cityscape, try to follow these 4 easy pointers: Continue reading
I’m so happy that the season has officially begun. I actually get a little depressed when the season ends every year. I took the above picture a couple of years ago. Tony Romo is often times ripped by Dallas fans and a large number of NFL fans in general. I personally don’t think he is the issue. It’s easy to blame him for the Cowboys losses over the years. Sure he has had his mistakes – some of them real big. But you can’t comment on him being a bad quarterback and completely forget about how bad the offensive line has been the past couple years. A good bit of blame also falls on the coaching staff for calling some pretty crazy plays. Lastly, some of the greatest blame falls to owner Jerry Jones for trying to run this team when he clearly shouldn’t. Sure he has some Superbowls as owner, but those aren’t really to his credit. He simply took what was already in play and reaped the benefits. Continue reading
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On Wednesday, I walk into his office and see his socks through the gaping holes on the soles of his shoes, which are propped up on his finely etched solid oak desk. Behind Randy Weiss stands a two-foot bronze bust of an individual to whom he bears a striking resemblance.
Shelves line the wall behind him; they’re filled with worn books that only a scholar would have. Animal trophies representing years of hunting hang proudly on those walls. I saw outside his office a jet-black 2005 Chevrolet Corvette parked safely at one end of the parking lot. Weiss describes his auto treasure as “the greatest American sports car. ”
Two days later, the deep vibrating rumble of a 444 horsepower 302-cubic-inch engine pulls into the parking lot. Weiss, with his predominantly gray hair and nicely trimmed beard, steps out of his 2012 Laguna Seca Limited Edition Boss 302 Ford Mustang wearing a flannel button-up shirt and dirty jeans. He enters the building, heading for his office sanctuary. I join him there and find him leaning confidently with his feet on that regal desk. This time, he’s wearing different shoes that don’t have holes in the soles. Continue reading