Magnolia Market

On my home from Dallas, I decided to stop in Waco and visit the Magnolia Market, the retail shop from the Fixer Upper people on HGTV. I arrived at 9:20 a.m. and parked in their (free) parking lot. It’s a big parking lot, but it was almost full when I left just after 10:00 a.m. If you decide to visit, go early or be prepared to pay for parking. Several businesses around them charge a fee to park. Even at 9:20 a.m. on a weekday, it was very busy in the store. I didn’t photograph anything inside, as I was trying to check out all the doo-dads on the shelves. There are several food trucks along the rim of the courtyard. Some open early for those wanting coffee and such.

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This green space is a big area for the kiddos, with some toys always available from a nearby bin.

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You can relax in the striped bean bag chairs while your kids run amok.

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Panning in Black and White

My first assignment for panning was to be stationary and photograph an object in motion (like a vehicle). My second assignment was to be in a moving vehicle and photograph a stationary object. For this assignment, my brother was my chauffeur.

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I’ve seen lots of photos for this assignment where the colors came out all swirly and beautiful. The colors in this photo weren’t like that, so I changed it to black and white to emphasize the panning effect.