Kodak Brownie Film Photographs

After about a 7-day wait, I got a text notification on my phone at 3:30 am that my Kodak Brownie camera photos were ready to be downloaded! I was so excited that I got up and took a look at them. They turned out great! As I had predicted, they have a unique retrofuturistic feel. It’s like an old timey photo of a scene from the future. I absolutely love it. I’m amazed that a simple box camera made in 1950 can still take photos this good. Everything seems to be in perfect working order.

I’ve been experimenting with some of the new Neural Filters available in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop (I’m using release 22.3.0). This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out the beta “Colorize” filter. I used the default color settings and then dialed down the opacity of the layer to about 75% for a subtle hand-tinted effect. The results are unpredictable and artistic.





Weekend Trip to Austin

Sometimes the daily grind becomes too much and I need to spend a little time away from home. It’s not that I need a big, grand adventure. I just need a nice change of scenery. For times like this, I often find myself driving south a few hours to rest and relax in my favorite Texas town. Lately, I’ve been bringing my camera along for a little photo fun.


Milky Way in Marfa, Texas

When you live in a big, bright city like Dallas you don’t get to appreciate the Milky Way… because you simply can’t see it. But when you’re out in the middle of nowhere, somewhere between Marfa and Alpine, Texas, you get to take pictures like this one! Definitely a magnificent site to behold!


Thanks-Giving Square Chapel

Until this morning, I never knew this amazing place existed. It’s called Thanks-Giving Square. It’s a terraced triangular park in the center of downtown Dallas. There’s a beautiful nautilus-shaped chapel with stained glass windows going up in a spiral pattern to the “glory window” at the very top. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.


Blueprints at Addison Circle Sculpture

There’s an amazing sculpture in my neighborhood right in the middle of a busy traffic roundabout. It resembles the branches of an oak tree grove. I’ve taken photographs of it many times, at various times of the day and year. It has a lot of historical references to the Town of Addison, Texas. Each section has an architectural diagram about unique places throughout the area. If you look closely, you can see diagrams of the old sawmill and water treatment facility.