Spring is a fantastic time to get outside and explore. I took many photos in March — which was a lot of fun — yet it took longer than usual to pick out the Top 10. April may be half over, but let’s go back and revisit March.
Arlington Museum of Art (back alley) – Arlington
This is the back alley of the Arlington Museum of Art. I like alleyways and the backside of buildings because you’re not supposed to see them. Yet, if you stop to look, they can be strangely fascinating.
DREAM sculpture – Arlington
Arlington is the American Dream City. Downtown Arlington has several pieces of public art, but this may be the largest. Each letter is 12 feet tall and made from heavy sheet-metal steel. The DREAM sculpture has a calming blue glow at night. I finally got a decent photo of this after many attempts over the last few months!
Old truck – Arlington
I like old trucks. This old Chevy has seen better days, yet it’s still a good-looking truck. This truck is in my neighborhood, and I always see it when I go for a walk. There’s usually another car parked in the driveway, but not this time! The edits turned out fun and make the scene look older than it is.
First Base Entrance, Globe Life Park – Arlington
The Texas Rangers baseball team recently moved to a new stadium. The city is repurposing the old stadium, yet the old signage is still there. I liked the look of the gate, and a peek into the old stadium.
Ticket counter, Globe Life Park – Arlington
There may be gates keeping people out, but certain spots allow a more revealing look into the old stadium. The ticket windows look much different without eager baseball fans lined up in front of them.
Building, sign, and sidewalk – Arlington
I liked this photo — and I’m not sure why. Something about it seemed different.
Kell Cleaners – Fort Worth (Handley)
This one turned out nicely in simple black and white. The empty street and parking lot gave it a surreal feel.
Speed Limit sign and streetscape – Fort Worth (Handley)
I liked this speed limit sign and the empty streetscape. I used to dislike power lines junking up my photos, but I’ve learned to live with (and sometimes embrace) them.
Gazebo – Weatherford
We went to Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. It’s a lovely, picturesque area combining Chinese architecture and the serenity of an English garden. The nature photos turned out decent, but there was something about the wooden floor of this gazebo. The lines, shapes, and patterns in the wood were irresistible.
Old house – Weatherford
I always save my favorite for last. We were exploring in Weatherford and came across this house. This house was built in the late 1800s, although it’s still in decent shape. It looked abandoned — the front yard was slightly overgrown, and the house needed some TLC. I’m not saying it was haunted, but it had an uneasy feeling about it. I had fun editing this one. I was going for a “haunted house” vibe, and I think I got it.
Well, that was March. They’re not the finest photos of all time, but they exist. I think April’s photos will be better. I had fun taking the photos anyway, so no regrets!
Photos and post by Jason S. Sullivan, 04-15-21