Leaning Tower Dallas

Photo by Ethan Brooks


Things happen, moments don’t & will not last.

You must jump at every opportunity you get, daily!

We got an opportunity to head to downtown Dallas before they      demolished the Affiliated Computer Service Building to get a picture of a piece of history. Even if it’s nothing to gawk at, the tower was demolished with a slight delay. It didn’t demolish or so some of it didn’t. The elevator shaft decided it wanted to stand for another week or so. 

After the first demolition estimated 1,500 people signed a petition to UNESCO to make it a World Heritage Site, after which it became a tourist attraction. For a couple weeks people were lined up everywhere they could to get a picture with the structure. #leaningtowerofdallas

Solar Eclipse

Today for the first time in 38 years the United States got to view an amazing event, “A Solar Eclipse.” Now to most people, they might just ignore the event because no one really cares about staring at the Sun. But this is a must view and it only comes by every so often.

Meaning the next Solar Eclipse will be April 8, 2024 8 years away


Info: To start taking photos or even video of the sun is tricky and very important. Starting with knowing what types of filters to use plus getting the focal length correct so that your image will be viewable. The photo taken above was shot with a none expensive camera so don’t get discouraged by outrages prices of equipment. 

Filters used above:

  • B+W IR Filter 830
  • B+W IR Filter 695 20x-40x
  • B+W 040 4x E (orange tint filter)
  • Vivitar UV Filter

Now this is a simple set up. Most rigs for this type of photography requires 400mm-1200mm+ focal length scopes/lens and special H-alpha, Mylar, or ND filter to block out the harsh rays of the sun. Find what works for you but be sure you know what you’re doing when it comes to the setup. 

Note: Some filters block out visible light but not harmful Ultra violet light, which can burn an image on your cornea with no pain or feeling at all. Please be careful and enjoy the science of space.

Solar Eclipse Full Collage