Deep Ellum Photowalk

backend of a pink Cadillac with torpedo-looking tail lights and graffiti on the body

A couple of weekends ago, a friend and I met down in Deep Ellum for a photowalk.  It was a good chance for me to practice a bit with my camera, enjoy her company, and get in some exercise.  Win-win-win!

painted pylons under a bridge

I was really looking forward to shooting down in this area of town because I’d missed out when the photo club had done this the weekend before.  Back in my high school and college days I spent a fair amount of time in Deep Ellum, and it has changed a lot over the years.  But it was, as always, full of interesting things.

front window of a storefront covered in stickers

We were faced with a rather grey and chilly morning, but I was really pleased with the shots I got anyway.  I had a bit of fun with some of my images in post-processing too.  It’s another photo overload post, but I love those kinds of posts.  So, I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.

black and white photo of buildings with a water tower in the background that reads Adam Hats Deep Ellum
parking pay box with a spray painted silhouette of a character from The Matrix with sunglasses
girl walking her dog in front of a building with metal siding and a sign that reads Last Beat
closeup of graffiti painting in shades of green and blue
top of a wrought iron fence with razor wire on top
cyclists riding down the street
black and white of a Moroccan looking window that has been boarded up
side of a building with a sign that says Piercing and a graphic sign with a pair of dice, a horseshoe, and a demon with flames
man in a suit and beret with a cigarette in his mouth sitting in a folding chair drawing
cobblestone walkway with footprints in white going off into the distance
store front with a neon sign reading Elm Street Tattoo and large windows

This was one of my favorite shots of the day because it made me laugh.  Hard to read, but the sign in the window says “Hippies Use Side Door”.  And let me just say for the record, I was basically flat on the ground to get this shot.  Glad no one was behind me with a camera.

view through a chain link fence of a grass and concrete yard with two sculptures of white rabbits with cigarettes in their mouths and a sign in the window of the building

We’re hoping to get together for more photos-about-town walks.  I’m really looking forward to that.

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