Field of Lights at Discovery Green - Life in Houston

April 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Life in Houston--

Somehow early this year I stumbled upon a few photos of the Field of Lights, an art installation by Bruce Munro in Discovery Green. It seemed like a really beautiful display from what I saw on Instagram or whatever social media I was browsing, so I planned for Roddy and I to visit it one night soon.

On one particular evening a few weeks later, I was a little bored and just wanted to do something creative. I was trying to think of a project I could do around the house or something that would get my creative juices flowing. Then I remembered the Field of Lights. I decided that weekend would be a good time to visit the installation, as it was closing soon, and I could take my 35mm to photograph the display. Cool date night, nice evening downtown and a little fun with film photography seemed like a great idea.

That Saturday night, the weather was a little iffy, but we went anyway and had a great time. This display was pretty amazing, with little bulbs on tall, skinny poles dancing in the wind and changing colors. It reminded me of a giant field of tulips or wildflowers.

I shot one roll of color film of the display and these are some of my favorite images.

Of course, while I had my handsome husband with me, I had to make a portrait of him. I only took the camera and a couple rolls of film with me. I had no flash or any ambient light that was good enough for a portrait. But I had my iPhone! Some people take photos with iPhones, and some people take photos with 35mm cameras and use the iPhone flashlight app as a light source for a portrait :)

Although these two photos don't show the Field of Lights, I enjoyed seeing these two art installations at Discovery Green during that same visit. Since they had such nice texture, I converted them to black and white in Lightroom. 

I just love all the art installations around Houston. That's one of my favorite things about this city. If you're looking for some nice Houston art of a different sort, check out these wall murals around town.

And although the Field of Lights is no longer on display, there are great things to do and see at Discovery Green. Take a trip downtown and enjoy what Houston has to offer:


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