Fort Worth Skyline View Outing: Nov. 20, 2021

  • 3 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
  • Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand, Fort Worth; view a map
  • Note: gates are locked at 6. p.m., so participants must be outside by about 5:45 p.m., or risk spending a chilly night with ghosts.

Join us to capture a sunset view of downtown Fort Worth from the historic Oakwood Cemetery. According to Photo Pills, an image exposure calculator:

  • Daytime is from 7:41 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
  • Golden Hour is from 4:50 p.m. to 5:42 p.m.

The historic cemetery opened in 1879 and is the burial site for civic leaders, governors, civil war veterans, including ranchers W.T. and Electra Waggoner, Gov. Charles Culbertson, Maj. Horace Carswell, John Peter Smith and others. You may wish to arrive in time to drive around the older areas to photograph interesting and/or old tombstones and crypts.

The sunset view, photo above, is from a hill on the far west side of the cemetery, which is accessible by road. There are several locations to set up a tripod and frame the shot as you like. Downtown buildings are expected to be lighted for winter holidays. Don’t forget to allow time to gather your gear and leave (drive slowly) before gates are locked at 6 p.m.

Participants may gather afterward at nearby Northside and Stockyards restaurants.

(Photos by Carolyn Bobo)