Austin, At a Small Park



Somehow I found myself at a small park in Austin with a playground full of small children and their mothers.  I decided to walk around and see what else there was to photograph in the area.  After leaving the park our group continued to Town Lake where we walked around and crossed a pedestrian bridge.  The white tree is a memorial to the millions of trees that have died in the ongoing drought.


38 responses

  1. Great B&W shots! What a lovely place.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:11 am

  2. Love the black and white. Great houses!

    November 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

  3. why do human respond more to black and white photography

    November 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

    • It depends on the viewer and the subject matter. It’s a bit of a novelty too.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

    • May

      I’ve had the same question! And I came to this conclusion for myself: For me (depending on the subject): black & white can reveal more emotion from the subject, and sometimes it allows me to fill in the color and form my own connection with the subject.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      • A lot has been written about color vs B&W. I don’t think about it too hard, it just happens one way or another.

        November 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

  4. i remember this house with the swing! And I think I remember the house being by a small park along the LiveSTRONG marathon course last year. It was one of the most peaceful, scenic portions of the course that day. Thank you for capturing a great memory in my head and displaying it 100 times better than I could ever explain it to anyone :)

    November 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

    • Thank you. Somewhere on my site is a shot of a house with a tire swing out front, probably under Wild Texas/Houston.

      November 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

  5. What a presence these black and whites give this place. Love them! Have they become part of a story/project or do you get to regularly explore for you?

    November 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

    • I like photographing old houses.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

      • Me too. They have a character all their own. Some older houses are architectural genius for their time.

        November 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

  6. Beautiful photos! I love the houses!

    November 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

    • Thank you Erica. They are very American.

      November 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

      • Then I guess I love American houses more than I love the Dutch ones. But when it was the other way around… I think you know what I’m trying to say. ;)

        November 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  7. Somehow the like button doesn’t work, so I have to say, I like the gray tone.

    November 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    • Thanks, the like button sometimes quits if you give out a bunch quickly.

      November 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  8. Great pics as always.

    November 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

  9. May

    Hi Ron!
    Great discovery! Were any of the houses designated historical?

    November 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    • These are not historical landmarks, just cute homes.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

  10. Glorious B&W!

    November 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • Thank you Robert. The location was picked because there was a playground for some preschoolers in our group. It turned out to be surrounded by lots of interesting homes.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

  11. The first image is really beautiful!

    November 13, 2013 at 1:13 am

  12. Love the houses.

    November 13, 2013 at 3:10 am

  13. Ron, I like the two at the bottom together! The shadows on the right are “headed” in the direction of the lighter on of the left. Good work. Austin strikes again!

    November 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    • Said like a true collage artist, always a pleasure to hear from you.

      November 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  14. Love your black and white architectural shots!

    November 14, 2013 at 6:51 am

    • Thank you Danese. Someone told me it invokes life in the 1950′s

      November 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

  15. I like your B&W – crispy and sharp. Looks really warm.

    November 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  16. Thank you for liking “Transition.” This is another great black-and-white photo gallery. I especially like “Pedestrian Bridge” and “The White Tree” because of the interesting angles and geometry of the bridges. The white tree definitely stands out as a distinctive memorial as well. Well done again! :)

    November 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  17. Je foto ‘s zijn uniek, je houdt van kleuren, je gaat in op het detail, je houdt van mensen en je bent geïnteresseerd in wat mensen doen.
    Ik vind je werk excedent en van hoge kwaliteit.
    Kerkrade NL 2e Kerstdag 2013.

    December 26, 2013 at 4:38 am

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