Dallas Storm, Capturing The City As A Storm Was Moving In

Yesterday when I heard about the impending storm approaching Dallas I got really excited. The storm inspired me to go make some cool storm photographs of the city. I packed up my camera and dove to downtown Dallas. I found a building in Uptown I was able to get into. In the building discovered an empty floor that had been completely stripped bare. The view from that floor turned out to be amazing. But there was too much glare in the windows to get great photos of the Dallas Skyline.

Uptown, Dallas

Reunion Tower in a Dallas Storm
Reunion Tower in a Dallas Storm
Uptown Dallas right before a storm hit
The W Hotel in a Dallas Storm

Trinity River Levee

I left Uptown and drove out to the Trinity River levee to take some photos of the Dallas skyline as the storm was approaching. As I was driving out there I could see the storm getting closer and closer. My heart was pumping with excitement. I was just hoping I didn’t ruin my camera in the process.

I didn’t know what that circle of light was coming through the clouds, it looked a little eerie. If it was really dangerous I would see it form into a tornado or something and it never did.

A Road on the Trinity River Levee
Reunion Tower behind a field of flowers

I was able to get this interesting photo of the Margaret Hill Bridge through the pillars of another bridge.

Margaret Hill Bridge from the Trinity River Levee

Once I got out there and on top of the levee, the view was beautiful! So perfect. I love the Dallas Skyline. I found a great place to sit and take some photos. Here is the best photo I took of the storm hovering over the Dallas Skyline.

A storm over the Dallas skyline
The Dallas skyline with the trinity river

The Rain Storm

Then it suddenly started raining, I ran under a nearby bridge to avoid ruining my new Nikon camera. While I was there another man walked over to hide under there as well. I said hello and introduced myself to him. His name was Jose, he was finding a place to sleep for the night out of the rain. I felt sad for him that he had nowhere else to go. I didn’t know what to do other than just be kind and friendly to him. He was also very friendly.

My Spanish-speaking skills really came in handy as we chatted under the bridge in the middle of the rainstorm. I asked him if I could take a photo of him with the Dallas Skyline behind him. He was reluctant and asked me what I was going to do with the photo. I promised him it was only for me to remember the friend I met that night.

Jose Hiding From the Dallas Storm

On my way back home I stopped and took a few more photos of Dallas in the midst of the storm. The Omni Dallas Hotel had really pretty lights all over it that made it look so cool in the rain with its reflection.

Omni Hotel and Reflection in a Dallas Storm
Dallas at night after a rainstorm
The American flag and Reunion Tower after a storm in Dallas

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  1. Matthew! Those are amazing photos!!!!! I love the one with the American flag, and the Dallas skyline one. Your work is getting more and more beautiful, great job! Awwww and the story of that older man is so sweet and sad, it is such a good memory and caption of him. I love you!

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