Sneaking Around Downtown


Every year around Thanksgiving, Linda, Kim and I have a day together pursuing adventure and art.  One year,  we filled a red phone booth with pink balloons, had a photoshoot and watched as passersby smiled at the sight.  Another year, we made paper cranes for Kim's Christmas Tree.  It's a fun tradition that we now call Day of Magic.

This year, we drew inspiration from looking at hashtagged photos of Houston.  We found several photos taken from amazing heights and vantage points.  Thus began our search for rooftops around downtown.

To start, we had a short jaunt around Bruce Munro's Field of Light in Discovery Green.  Since Linda is a budding photographer, I had a few short lessons with her on long exposures and using a tripod.  

We then "snuck" into a rooftop lounge of the Hilton that gave us exactly the kind of view we were looking for.  We hung out for a bit, while I got some wonderful shots of the city along with some great timelapses.