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DAL Designs is proud to announce the launch (pun intended) of its newest venture, DAL Visions.  Using commercially available UAVs and video editing software, DAL Visions will provide high-quality aerial video for everything from special events such as Victoria Independent School District's Fishing with Friends and weddings to pipeline and utility line inspections.  The sky is the limit (again with the puns) in the developing field of commercial UAV use!

Due to current FAA regulations, DAL Visions is currently offering its services free of charge to select businesses and charities. However, within the next six months we hope to have our FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization and Section 333 exemption.  Those Federal permissions will allow DAL Visions to conduct limited UAV photography for profit.

Until then, we've uploaded a few sample videos. Enjoy!



  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Mother nature after a rainstorm
  • Reading: FAA Section 333 regulations
  • Watching: BBC Restoration Home
  • Drinking: Sweet tea
New Store by dal-designs
New Store
Finished 3D model of our newest convenience store in Spring, Texas.

Created with AutoCAD 2015 and Sketchup 2015.  Trees and automobiles from the 3D Warehouse, the rest modeled by myself.
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Tex-Mex Breakfast by dal-designs
Tex-Mex Breakfast
While the original submittal was politically-motivated,  lichtie.deviantart.com/ got me thinking of a 'food porn' folder with lichtie.deviantart.com/art/821… .  How did I turn politics into food porn?  Simple: UK politician at breakfast made me think of the traditional English fry-up.  And that made me think, "what is our local version of a full English breakfast?"

I can think of two, actually.  Something like this is one of them: a Tex-Mex platter of eggs, beef fajitas smothered in onions and queso asadero, fried potatoes, homemade flour tortillas, and spicy ranchero sauce. Usually, there's refried beans involved, too (just not on this particular menu item).  There's countless variations, of course: three of my favorites are barbacoa, Mexican chorizo, or carne guisada instead of bacon or breakfast sausage.

If you ever find yourself in Texas and want to try Tex-Mex for breakfast, keep a few things in mind:

1) if you're not used to spicy hotness, you will probably get hold of something that burns you (although Tex-Mex spice is pretty mild compared to some African or Asian cuisine). 

2) Mexican chorizo is nothing like Spanish or Philippines chorizo- and it is kind of an acquired taste.

3) For those who may not know: carne guisada is meat stewed for hours in gravy. If done right it is better than the best pot roast you can imagine.  And barbacoa is shredded meat from the cow's head and neck.  You don't want to know what chorizo is made of...

4) If the restaurant doesn't make its own tortillas, find another restaurant.

5) Try the horchata!
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Winter Sunset by dal-designs
Winter Sunset
January 17th, 2015

Victoria county, Texas.

Edit: I just realized that I took this on my sister's birthday.  Good thing I remembered to call her that night!
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DAL Designs is proud to announce the launch (pun intended) of its newest venture, DAL Visions.  Using commercially available UAVs and video editing software, DAL Visions will provide high-quality aerial video for everything from special events such as Victoria Independent School District's Fishing with Friends and weddings to pipeline and utility line inspections.  The sky is the limit (again with the puns) in the developing field of commercial UAV use!

Due to current FAA regulations, DAL Visions is currently offering its services free of charge to select businesses and charities. However, within the next six months we hope to have our FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization and Section 333 exemption.  Those Federal permissions will allow DAL Visions to conduct limited UAV photography for profit.

Until then, we've uploaded a few sample videos. Enjoy!



  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Mother nature after a rainstorm
  • Reading: FAA Section 333 regulations
  • Watching: BBC Restoration Home
  • Drinking: Sweet tea

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Daniel Lunsford
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a 40 year old graduate of Texas A&M University's Master of Urban Planning program, with emphasis on ecological design and historic preservation. Currently I work for a GIS consulting firm in Houston, Texas. While this isn't at all related to historic preservation, I do travel all over the state and get to photograph a lot of historic buildings.

I am formally trained as an architectural and engineering draftsman, and I have seven years experience as an architectural designer. I also have ten years experience as an engineering draftsman. Aside from that, I've been a soldier, a waiter, a surveyor, a GIS technician, and a grocery store cashier.

Current Residence: Victoria, Texas
Operating System: PC- Windows 7
Tools of the Trade: AutoCAD 2014, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, Sketchup 2014
Favourite cartoon character: Charlie Brown. We have a lot in common.
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bobswin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Many thanks for the Fave on my pic of Newcastle Keep!
Castle Keep, Newcastle by bobswin  :D
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Hawkeye024 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for the favorite on the '30 buick 67.  :D
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dal-designs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for sharing :)
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Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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dal-designs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
My pleasure.  You have some lovely photographs- and anyone who works with perler beads has way more patience and finesse than I do :)
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DominikScherrer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav Daniel!
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RockStocks Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch :D
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving the Bi-Autogo.
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery! :la:
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SirReal85 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
thanks for the fav
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