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Old 10-25-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Hi:

I am a new poster in this forum.

I am also relatively new to Dallas (or rather Plano ..). I am taking a photography class in a local community college and our this week's assignment is architecture/cityscapes. I am not yet familiar with Dallas and am struggling to figure out what will be a good location to go to in order to shoot some interesting architectures and the Dallas skyline.

I did a bit of research online .. Dallas Regency downtown seems to be a good location (assuming they allow photography) for photographing the Dallas skyline and is very near ReUnion square. But it is apparently not near any other interesting building.

Is that a good location? Do you have any other (or better !) ideas? Also, can you recommend a few interesting buildings with a lot of character? (Old Dallas Courthouse is supposed to be interesting.) Would much appreciate some inputs from you. Ideas closer to home (Plano) will be great too!

PS My apologies if this question is not in line with the over all objectives of this forum.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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A couple of classic shots of downtown with White Rock Lake in the foreground can be taken from Peavy Road at Van Dyke (where Mockingbird crosses over Buckner) and Garland Road at East Lawther. Winfrey Point is another good vantage point.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks a lot Lakewooder. I am going to try that :-)
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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If you're shooting architecture/cityscapes, White Rock Lake won't get you a good grade. Head to downtown Dallas and check out the buildings down there. The Arts District has some gorgeous ones, and then there is Dallas City Hall, Old Red Courthouse (now a museum), etc.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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You could try from the Belmont Hotel. Or off the Jefferson Viaduct.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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You just missed it, but... the top of the Texas Star ferris wheel at night is a sight to behold.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Every morning as I am headed south on Hillcrest, between Milton and Daniel, there is a spot as I am about to pass Mustang Donuts where you can see a beautiful Dallas skyline. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful it looks just as the sun is rising. It also looks very beautiful at night (same spot)...one of the buildings is outlined in green light and it just looks striking to me. This is probably not as close as you want to be, but it is a very beautiful view.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Deep Ellum also has some neat public art spaces, etc.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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If you can get to one of the upper floors of the City Place building you can get some great views of downtown.

Cityplace Conference and Event Center - Google Maps
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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I second the Belmont Hotel suggestion.
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