Enough of the jokes about how nature makes Dallas beautiful by covering everything up.
There were some nice views of Dallas today, with the fog, though.
From WFAA-TV’s tower camera, just before sunrise:
This photo produced the most stir, I think. Terry Maxon posted it at his Aviation Blog with the Dallas Morning News:
Looking for landmarks? Maxon explained:
In the sea of clouds, you can see the top of Reunion Tower a bit lower to the right. There’s the wedge-topped Fountain Place in the lower center of the downtown cluster. Off to the left by itself is Cityplace, we believe.
Note that even though we could barely see a block ahead of us at ground level, the skyscrapers are casting shadows on the top of the fog clouds.
You want to see what it looked like from the upper floors of those buildings? Kathryn’s office is below the clouds. When I worked in the high floors of the old Ling/Temco/Vought Building (now Trammell Crow Tower, I think) we didn’t have cell phones with cameras, and electronic imaging was in its commercialized infancy. I never had the old 35mm film cameras with me on those few occasions when we rode the elevators up out of the fog, and could almost wave to someone in the tower across the way. Justin Turveen got off a few shots today, but is being stingy with the photos at his flickr site. Check it out if you wish.
It was foggy across the area starting last night, including Denton, which is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University:
Jeff Rogers got a sunrise in McKinney, through the fog:
Angelica Villalobos Yates took her camera with her walking the dog; quintessential Texas fog shot:
From the tall buildings in downtown Dallas, a shot by Cindy Ackerson Bivins:
Mike Prendergrast at Aerial DFW.com sent his DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus Drone to work, rising above the clouds, with good results, I think. He had me when I read that he included some time-lapse in there . . .
(Yes, Prendergrast is a great guy, and a good photographer, and he followed the rules and stayed low and out of the way of aircraft.)
Do you have a nice shot of Dallas in the fog to share? Send it to me, or post it in comments.
- Stan Finger posted another shot from building level, at his blog at The Wichita Eagle
- Dallas Morning News photographer Evans Caglage got some nice shots
Tip of the old scrub brush to Suzy Bangs, who I hope is joining us again this week to take a hot Christmas meal and cheer to the good people at the Pleasant Grove Senior Recreation Center (that’s Pleasant Grove, Texas). Thanks, too, for the splash from Dubious Quality (who is this Gilbert fellow?).