I promise to write about something other than my trip to Texas tomorrow.
Today, however, I’m still going through Austin photos.
Have I mentioned it was hot there?
Apparently not as hot as it’s been the last six months, but hot!
It’s hard to stay hydrated when traveling. Flying is very dehydrating in itself.
Also, I’m not used to humidity … I sweat a lot while I was in Texas.
(You wanted to hear the good with the bad, right?)
Carlos, very politely, told me I was “shiny.”
Awhile later, I indicated I might pass out on him if we didn’t find water soon.
He thought I was a total joy to be around.
Shiny and demanding!
I decided to use my fisheye a lot on this trip. (It’s more of a city lens than a seascape lens.)
Here’s a look at our photowalk group towards the beginning of the day.
More people joined us along the way.
It’s so fun to be around other people, of all levels, who share a passion for photography.
(I wish Orange County had a more active photography community. Sigh ….)
I always love having the opportunity to shoot in a city.
I get a chance to photograph so many things I don’t see every day at home.
Downtown Austin: Click on photo to purchase, or view larger, in 24atHeart gallery.
For instance, tall buildings are awesome. (Lines! Windows! Arches! Fun!)
Also, Orange County is very modern and new.
In Austin, I found old mixed with new.
There’s affluence and poverty just a few feet apart.
Taken in East Austin: Click on photo to purchase, or view larger, in 24atHeart gallery.
I also had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people.
Austin has no shortage of interesting people.
No one seemed to mind me photographing them either.
I loved it!