Year of the Goat

There’s some controversy over whether or not it’s the year of the goat, sheep or ram. While yáng in Chinese means a hoofed animal that may or may not have horns, I’ve decided to make the executive decision that’s it’s the year of the goat. And it’s literally because I saw one yesterday at the Crow Collection of Asian Art‘s celebration in the Dallas Arts District. Glad we could put this argument to rest 🙂

But for real now, equipped with my Nikon D3200, I was able to track down a few different beasts (dogs, goats, and dragons) and make the most of the great natural and artificial lighting at Klyde Warren Park.

Photo Walk with Trey Ratcliff – Arts District Dallas

This past weekend, my coworkers and I joined 100+ people on Trey Ratcliff‘s Photo Walk of Downtown Dallas’ Arts District. Only five minutes from my apartment, I had the opportunity to look at something familiar in a brand new way. Rather than snapping quick photos of events for social media like I do daily, I finally got a chance to slow down, ask questions, figure out the metering settings on my camera and literally follow the footsteps of some great photographers. I felt a little left out without my tripod, since I might have been the only person without one, but overall I wasn’t too upset with my shots. Here’s to many more photo walks!

Check out my coworker, Oliver Baker’s photos, which are just plain awesome: