The Rolling Hills of Dallas

My last downtown photo of Dallas went over pretty well, so here is another from a different perspective.  This is shot from the south side of Dallas, which is rarely seen since most of the commercial development is immediately to the north side of the city.  I see this perspective a lot when driving up from Austin on regular trips up to the city.  On the last trip, we were able to have a bit of extra time to go visit some of the Impressionist works at the museum here in downtown.  It was nice to make it there after dodging all the modern art that just takes up a lot of space.  I’m sure that’s sort of a heretical thing to say, for someone so deep into the digital mediums, but I find most modern art to be inane.  Any piece of modern art that requires a douche in a black turtleneck to describe what I am seeing is something that probably simply represents two minutes of my life I will never get back.  Anyway, I’m sure some people like it… that’s fine… just not for me.

I’ll be sure to add some of my favorite Impressionist paintings in the next iteration of the “Things That Inspire Me” area of the site!

The Rolling Hills of Dallas

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  • http://pradyotghate.com Pradyot

    You captured my exact sentiments on contemporary modern art. If you have to explain art – FAIL!!

    Nice pic BTW

  • http://www.takkiwrites.com Birgit

    The mood and colors are great

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Ahles/610098261 Patrick Ahles

    “a douche in a black turtleneck”

    LOL! Straight from the heart! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Nice photo, Trey. Love the colors depicted in the buildings and then the gentle rolling hills in front. I agree with you about modern art. If I can’t tell what it is, I don’t need to look at it. Take care until I can write again!!

  • Tom Pilotti

    The “douche” comment made my morning. So true.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78/ Dale Martin

    “douche” Reminds me of Beverly Hills Cop, I think his name was Serge. LOL!!!

    Great Photo Trey!! I’m going to run the streets of Dallas this weekend to get some night shots.

    -Dale-

  • DEE

    I’m not an artist or photographer, but I learn much from your pictures. Even the poles I see with wires.

  • http://www.mausershooters.org/~rowan Rowan

    If you’d said the douche had to “explain what it was supposed to be” it’d be closer to the truth. I could tell you horror stories about a very, very ex-boy-friend (did NOT last long after I saw his “art” either) who had the most inane items — nicely finished — but with the most awful names. “Integration of Justice & society” on something with tall points on it that I’d figured was a modern day coat rack. The douche (describes him perfectly, thanks for the term) said in a hurt voice that his brother had actually hung his coat on one of the points.

    Anyhow, like photography & realistic styles of art much better…I can tell what I’m looking at.

  • http://www.tpprettymuch.blogspot.com Trevor Holms Petersen

    Your artwork is so amazing. I look forward everyday to see your latest photo. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://Yahoo.com Bob the builder

    I like the “wide-screen” view.

  • John Rogers

    Did you get to see the impressionist exhibit at the Kimbell? To your comments regarding most modern art. “Ditto”.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    hehe funny – glad you all had similar experiences with those sorts of people!

    John – I missed that one entirely ! but I do manage to get around to visit them in their various venues from time to time.. sort of a scavenger hunt!

  • Gizzle

    looks nice, like kind of a future city!

  • Alex

    Look at that Trinity River flow!

  • Roge

    Dallas is creepily futuristic. so creepy in fact RoboCop was filmed there.

  • Andrea

    Yep, that’s why I dropped out of UNT’s “art school” in 1990. I just couldn’t paint the kind of “art” they wanted me to create. I sort of went into a “creative cocoon” for many years after that. Your website is inspiring me to spread my creative wings once again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and lessons on “how to” do stuff! Cheers!

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