All around Austin Texas are these little pockets of Airstream trailers. Each one has been converted into a kitchen and specializes in some flavor of gourmet. Torches Tacos alone is reason enough to visit Austin. Once you order, just grab a seat at a nearby picnic bench and wait for them to bring out a delicious surprise.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed last week series The Bull Riders. I have a big week lined up for everyone, including the debut of my newest movie, ‘Contrast’, so let’s get to it!
If you have been a regular here for a while, you know last year I did a story on a little town called Crescent Valley. It is a mining town smack dab in the middle of the richest counties in the US. During the week I was there, I got to know a lot of the residents. One of them had a cool collection of cars that he restores when he’s not at the mine. He invited me to come by one evening to photograph his shop. What I found was a little history in American muscle cars.
What good is a blog if you can’t have some fun? I shot this image while riding my bike down the back side of the Col de Tourmalet. It was a long hot ride, I drank about 19 bottles of water over the course of a 5 hour ride. As I descended I caught a glimpse of this lone bull grazing on the hillside. Delirious from heat exhaustion because of ‘The Fat Old Sun’, I asked myself if I was riding through a Pink Floyd album cover. Kind of, the Atom Heart Mother album cover is slightly different but not too far off, so I decided to try my hand and capturing the same vibe in post processing. Question to the Pink Floyd fans other there, did I get close?
At the time I was making this photograph, it really didn’t cross my mind. It wasn’t until I processed it that I started to think about Spider-Man. I’m not sure if it’s the architecture, the single glowing window, or the wide angle perspective, but I keep waiting for Spidey to come crawling down the wall. Is it me, or do you feel the same way?
New Travel Guide and Photo-map: I just finished up my Vancouver travel guide. It includes information about lodging, activities, an interactive photo-map, and a photo of the cutest dog you have ever seen. If you are headed to Vancouver, or know someone who is, you might want to check it out.
The week was all planned out here at LightAsMagic.com. After last week’s series, ‘Anatomy of a Photo-Walk’ I was hoping to get back to some adventure. However, a simple sunset changed everything. I was getting domestic around the house when I noticed a change in the light that was filling the room. I couldn’t ignore it. I grabbed my point-n-shoot and ran out the door. I knew if I ran/rode/drove to a better location I would miss the moment. So I jumped up on top the car, put an overgrown grass in the foreground, and tried my best to make an image in the middle of suburbia. I decided to share the story and the image in the hopes it might encourage others to grab their camera, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and start to connect the moments in their lives.