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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Family Tradition

  I always love a story with a little history. The Barbecue from Angelo's is one of those stories with lots of legs to it. Fort Worth has revered the brisket that emanates from the smokey confines of the pits on White Settlement since long before most residents can remember. After the recent loss of his father, Jason George became the third generation of Pitboss at the restaurant, preparing the brisket, chicken, sausage and other meats daily with constant stoking of the two fireboxes and tending to the racks of meat starting in the early hours of the morning. Though you smell like a smoke stack after emerging form the space, it makes my mouth water for the rest of the day for the tender brisket.
Jason George feeding the flame. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bright Life Lights

 Donate Life, the national organization to promote Organ Donation awareness gets support from local communities by getting landmarks to light in the recognizable blue and green color scheme. In Fort Worth the 7th Street Bridge, Pier 1 building and Art installation on Lancaster Avenue were all cloaked in the vibrant colored lights this weekend.
The City Skyline with lots of lights and colors.
The top pf the Pier 1 Building is cloaked in adjustable lights.

The 7th Street Bridge leads into the city.
The sculptures on Lancaster Avenue with bright colored lights.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Minor Futbol Upset

  It is always fun to photograph a little game action, and when you get World Cup contenders in town it just makes it that much more exciting. Mexico was on a tour of the United States, playing some of the potential rivals in Russia this summer. Croatia was the team they met at ATT Stadium in Arlington with the outcome not going quite to plan. The Croatian team took a 1 to 0 lead with a penalty kick in the second half and despite a frenzied attack by the Mexican team and lots of an support, the score remained the same.

Domagoj Vida (21) and Filip Bradaric (24) block Hirving Lozano (8) on a rush.

The Croatian defense is a little rough on Mexican forward Hirving Lozano.

With a pull and push by Croatian defenders Hirving Lozano goes down.
Fans ask for just one goal.
Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinin watches and hopes a shot does not curve in the net.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wet Combat

  Had the pleasure of taking some pictures of some of Southlake Carrol High School's best Water Polo players the other morning. Since so much of the game is in the details of what happens below the surface. To give the viewer a little insight into what is involved we tried to shoot below the surface so the close quarter underwater combat would be a little more obvious. The Mat, Ryan, Ashley and Cindy were great to work with and definitely got a workout just posing for me. I just love the pictures with their dramatic isolation in the vast water of the two struggling players in the unusual environment.
Matt and Ryan in a struggle for control.

Ashley defends against Cindy's offensive charge.

Ryan is blocked by Matt's Defense.

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Blooms

  Spring can not be far away, it has started to rain in Texas and with the first sunny day in almost a week things are already changing. Moving plants out after a winter of harboring them in the living room to protect them from the brutal north winds. A couple hours of direct sun and the Flaming Katy Kalanchoes are already breaking out in their vibrant red blooms. Spring must be just around the corner.
Looking for a little sunshine.

And the day is blooming.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Smiley Face

 Met a dog named Boomer, that started out his life on the streets. Progressed to living at a junk yard, making him a real junkyard dog, but now he roams the paths around a high end jewelry store. Having the run of the house at Haltom's in downtown Fort Worth, Texas he is living high on the hog. He has definitely led an interesting life but with the smile on Boomer's face you now he appreciates all the places he has been
"Let me tell you a story"
"This floor sure is more comfortable than where I have been."

"Please may I have another"


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Full Moons

Since we had such a crazy combination of full moons the other day, I actually went out and shot a few pictures of the moon. One is the beginning of the day, really early in the morning and the other version is the slightly past full moon rising that evening. Just really different looks since the setting moon was actually an eclipse.

Eclipsing, Blue and Supermoon all in one.

The Supermoon in full eclipse.
The rising supermen just past full.