Today I’m preparing for the Lakewood Summer Arts Faire. It’s in Dallas this weekend and I will be sharing a booth with ceramicist (and my sister-in-law) Megan Landis.
In my last post I showed you some cityscapes I shot for this show and another one coming up in October. While I was in Dallas shooting, I wanted to capture some of the area’s most well-known places. Other than the skyline and the down town area, White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum came to mind.
White Rock Lake is a place where a lot of locals like to go to walk, run, bike and boat. I was out shooting on a very still, hot day and there weren’t very many sailors on the water. In fact, the only sailor I saw was this guy:
I got a couple of shots at the lake then headed over to the Arboretum. I wasn’t sure what to expect because it was the middle of August and the forecast was 102 degrees. It wasn’t the best weather for flowers, but that just made me look a little harder.
There were a lot of little sprinklers that popped up every few minutes to help keep the plants green. There were also a lot of spider webs in bushes. It made for a great combination that I couldn’t help but try to capture. The photo above was one of my favorites from the day. I actually shot it from under the bush, looking up through the spider web.
I saw the snail at the top of the page while shooting a fern. I looked to my left and there he was, watching me take photos.
It’s been fun shooting things I wouldn’t normally shoot and doing art shows that are outside of my expertise. And when I get back next week, it’s back to football season!