Shannon surprised me with an afternoon trip to downtown Plano. As you all probably know by now, I have an Etsy Gallery called pixANDpaints where I list my photos and watercolor art for sale. I love a trip to a new place so I can put my creative spin on what I see.
It was a beautiful, sunny day and I thought..."why yes, it is a good day to have a good day!" ;)
This is the same area. You can see the cute sign in the background. It's amazing how changing the photo to black and white and simply switching the direction of the lens will totally change the photograph. Perspective right?
This is a cute little setup outside of one of the adorable stores in Plano. I saw this table and immediately knew the creative direction I would take the photograph. I pictured a vintage, pink and brown photograph. I want to sit in this photograph and have a cup of tea with a pretty little dress and bonnet.
This store was AWESOME. I actually bought a gorgeous blue necklace that hasn't left my neck since Saturday. A local artist makes them. I think this store sold only local work. Yay for those putting their time, energy and money back into the community and supporting the local artists. I talked to the sales associate about displaying my work there. I haven't had a chance to put together a gallery yet.
We shall see...
After purchasing my necklace, we went and had lunch at a local Pub. One of the reasons we chose this restaurant is because there was a courtyard and stage where the kids could play games and climb.
After lunch we walked around a bit more exploring the city.
We finished the afternoon with me on Shannon's shoulders, working to get this shot. I slowed my speed down and turned my aperture up to around f22. I wanted to capture the main intersection and still get the "P" in the middle of the street merging together the city and it's tourists.
The beauty of this gallery is this is simply my perception. I would love to see another photographers Plano!
I leave you with this quote...
“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.”
– Tom Robbins