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.


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.