Category Archives: Seasonal

Atama x InstaDFW Present One By One DFW

Hello, hello! Happy Summer! I’ll be honest and say that I have been very lazy with this blog of late, but this is me making an effort. Sometimes when I stare at the blank text box, I often feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start or what to say. This leads to further procrastination, and well, there you go.

Diving on in…

I love Mockingbird Station. There are several great places to eat and drink there as well as lots of shopping. In fact, I think I will give it its own blog post soon. This past weekend, there was a photography exhibit that I wanted to check out at Atama. They, in conjunction with InstaDFW were hosting One By One DFW, which featured mobile photography by local photographers. I wasn’t able to attend the opening night of the show, when all the party and fun stuff happened, but I went on Saturday afternoon instead.

Atama X InstaDFW One By One
Atama X InstaDFW One By One

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ICE! at Gaylord Texan

I had festive on the brain when I convinced my adventuring buddy to drive out with me to Grapevine and the Gaylord Texan Resort. Every year they put on Lone Star Christmas, decorating the huge atrium with thousands of lights, ornaments, and displays.  There is also the ICE! exhibit.  The theme changes from year to year, and in 2014 it features Frosty the Snowman.

ICE! at Gaylord Texan.  2014 showcased Frosty the Snowman.
ICE! at Gaylord Texan. 2014 showcased Frosty the Snowman.

Tip #1 Bring your heavy coat, hat, and gloves!  It’s very cold in there!  9 degrees Fahrenheit.  They do have huge parkas you can borrow to go through ICE!, and many people did just that.  I wore my own big down coat with jeans and a fleece top underneath.  While I wasn’t freezing, I could feel the cold.  I should have worn thicker gloves because my hands quickly got very cold.  I had on thin running gloves since I was taking photos. Continue reading ICE! at Gaylord Texan

Christmas Lights at Vitruvian Park

If you’re not feeling all that festive yet, but want a gorgeous place to walk around and see lots and lots of Christmas lights, then make your way to Vitruvian Park in Addison immediately!  Well…preferably after dark!

I packed up my camera and tripod to practice working on long exposures.  The park is absolutely beautiful with all the trees perfectly wrapped in colorful lights. (Click on each photo to see a larger version! Go on!)

Festive holiday lights at Vitruvian Park
Festive holiday lights at Vitruvian Park

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