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The Saga of the Dallas Fort Worth Skyline Triptych
My most recent project is the result of a commission by Delta Airlines for a 24 foot wide by 6 foot high mural of Dallas and Fort Worth combined.
I had done a similar combination for KTXD TV in 2013, but theirs was 208″ wide by around 96″ high. It could not be repurposed to the new dimensions of 288″ x 73″ – so… Back to the drawing board, so to speak.
I could re-use only a couple of the original elements in the original skyline, which meant going out to re-shoot lots of buildings and add some images from recent shoots of both cities. The most complicated elements were the Calatrava bridge (cutting it out of the background took the better part of an entire day) and Reunion Tower. Reunion Tower is a composite of two images. First, I shot it from the south side on a parking garage at sunset so I could get the detail of the column itself and the reflective blue-green of the outer walls. Then I shot the entire structure at night from the levee with a 400mm lens to get a tight high detail shot + the lights in all their glory. Then. And here’s the fun part. I pasted every single light into place over the sunset exposure after cutting the tower out of the sky. That took a very long time, as you might imagine. It’s also pretty tedious work. I love the result, though. Another of my creations that you can never find in nature.
In this incarnation of the DFW Skyline, I added in the most recent Supermoon from 2016. It was the largest Supermoon in decades and the detail of it was superior to the original. I had wanted to include one in the version for KTXD, but London Broadcasting preferred it with the ghosted Texas flag and no moon.
The final image looks like this:
Now, since this composition is so wide and short, it becomes a serious problem to produce, handle, transport and install. As a result, the version I am marketing is a triptych, available in three sizes only. These are Limited Editions, signed and numbered.
A 6′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $1500
A 12′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $3250
A 4′ wide single sheet limited edition of 25 (on aluminum) with the legend below it for $995
If you are interested in either one, send me a message or pick up the phone and call me at
The triptych version is rearranged slightly to allow it to be divided:
The single panel 48″ version with legend:
It’s no big secret that Texas has some of the most recognizable cityscapes in the world. Recently I produced a combination Dallas / Fort Worth skyline image for KTXD-TV in Dallas and I’m posting it here for the first time. If you tune into Channel 47’s morning show, you can see this in the background. It’s 204″ wide!
By request I’ve also put together a monochrome skyline of Fort Worth with just a hint of violet showing through from one building with a vivid outline.
Both os these, as well as our new Dallas and Fort Worth skylines are available in all sizes from 16×20 up to wall-size prints. We have the Dallas and Fort Worth skylines in stock in 40″ wide plexiglass prints (very dramatic) for only $650 each – signed and numbered.
To order, simply Contact Us with the size print you’re interested in and I’ll get you a quote right away. Delivery on most prints is within 2 weeks – faster if we already have it in stock.
The DFW Skyline:
Fort Worth Skyline Violet:
As part of a recent commercial assignment, I spent some time out photographing both Dallas and Fort Worth at night – something I’ve been needing to get back to for some time. As a result, I assembled a collection of images I needed to construct new cityscapes.
You can order these in note cards from our note card page. You can also order them in any print size from 16×20 up to wall size by simply emailing me your requirements (if you’d like a signed copy) or head on over to our fulfillment site and place your order for prints there.
No, this does not exist in nature. These images are composites.
The 2013 Dallas cityscape includes a sunrise sky with the Texas flag ghosted in, a full moon, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava and the Perot Museum. the BofA building outlined in green argon, Fountain Place, Reunion Tower and the Omni Hotel are all prominently featured in this compilation.
The Fort Worth cityscape for 2013 features a Texas flag ghosted against a sunset sky and features the skyline combined with Bass Hall and the Will Rogers Memorial.