8 Photos in This Gallery
This is mostly about street photography, but I thought I would show this offbeat coastal scene first.
This beauty contest was held at the Hooters Restaurant just off Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas during the spring of 2010. Some people condemn this restaurant chain because of the skimpy uniforms the waitresses wear. One should not be so quick because they hire young women with no prior restaurant experience and train them. In this lousy economy, that is something positive. Besides, what they wear is no worse than the cocktail waitresses in Vegas. Originally these were published in color, but there were extreme white balance problems so they were converted to black in white.
East of downtown Houston the scene is made up of industrial sites alternating with Hispanic neighborhoods.
Vail was built as a planned city from the ground up, unlike some of the other Colorado ski resorts that started out as mining towns. Photos out in the open arid areas were taken about 15 miles Northwest of Vail.
These photos were taken at last Saturday’s Via Colori next to city hall in downtown Houston and the Artcrawl at the Nance Street warehouse district North of downtown Houston. The weather that day, and since, has been more like Seattle than Texas, cold, wet and overcast. Some of the artists made use of the rain water to rub their pastels into the pavement. Others said they were cold, but relieved to have a reduced level of dust.
More from my weekend of escaping reality at the Texas Renaissance Festival. This past weekend was in the Barbarian theme.
More photos from a place where you can put on a costume and be someone else for a weekend. People are drawn to the Texas Renaissance Festival because it’s an escape from reality. I will post a third gallery of photos tomorrow.
The gentleman in “Barbarian Couple” is a competitive body builder.