A couple of weeks ago Brady and I went out for a father son day. We had no predetermined location in mind or activities planned. I just wanted to try and give my wife a break from his normal everyday 3 year old behavior and give him a day of my time without the competition of his sisters. The only restriction put on me by my wife was not to have too much fun or do something that she would be missing out on.
Since Brady’s current interests include Planes, Trains and Firetrucks (you thought I was going to say something else there didn’t you?), we headed to downtown Fort Worth for a day of spontaneous adventure with our first stop being Fire Station #2. Our tour wasn’t overly exciting and rather short. I think I had a better time chatting up some old Fort Worth history and discussing Niles City than Brady did playing on the trucks.
Our adventure continued with a short trip to the park followed by a quick drive over to the Fort Worth Stockyards. This is a place I never get tired of shooting and it usually provides enough entertainment and visual stimulation to keep even the children entertained.Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-300mm Post Processing: Lightroom, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro, Photoshop
While Brady and I were making our way back through Stockyard Station I spotted this Cowboy and couldn’t resist making this image. While I was working with it in post I realized that my eye was drawn immediately towards the jacket and hat. I found this fascinating because normally ones eye is first drawn to the brightest portion of an image followed closely by that of flesh tones. I can only assume that since the majority of this image is light in nature that the stark contrast of the black jacket pulls the eye.