Keep Austin Weird 0809

Sunset Dive

Sunset Dive

Sunset Dive and Cazadores were taken from a balcony at the Oasis, a popular Mexican restaurant on the shore of Lake Travis.  Cazadores is an excellent Tequila.  There was a draught that summer so the lake was about 60 feet below it’s normal level.  Some interesting people crossed my path in Austin on those hot late August days.   The girl with a T-Rex tattoo was photographed outside one of Austin’s many Mexican restaurants.  It took a considerable amount of begging to get her to pose.  The remaining images were shot on or near Sixth Street.  This area of Austin is famous for it’s many bars with cheap drinks and live music.  It’s the closest thing to Bourbon street anyone will ever find in Texas.


42 responses

  1. Great series of pictures! Thanks for sharing! Sunset Dive has to be my favorite – thats how I ended up in your blog.. lol

    Liked by 1 person

    June 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

  2. Good post and thanks for the Tequila tip (i’ll have to try this brand)


    June 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

    • Thank you Robert. It is very popular in Mexico. A lot of the premium tequila brands seen in the US are not sold in Mexico. You can get it all down there, but it will be in a different bottle.


      June 22, 2013 at 10:02 am

  3. I get dizzy when I look for Sunset Dive – great picture – I would never do it 😉

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    June 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

  4. Sunset d
    I’ve great shot


    June 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

  5. A lot of derring-do on that dive, and especially at sunset when light and shadows are tricky. Fantastic shot.


    June 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Look at it carefully.


      June 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      • He may be connected to a tether, but that’s a lot of derring-do. I rather have terra-firma under my feet. 🙂


        June 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        • He is made out of bronze, but most people think it is a man. Anyone diving from that exact location would be in a world of hurt, unless a net was set up to catch them.


          June 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

        • I guess that explains the derring-do. 🙂


          June 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        • Men cast from bronze have nothing between their ears 🙂


          June 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

  6. Sunset Dive as a fantastic pic.


    June 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

  7. loved them all 🙂


    June 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  8. Sharon Cummings

    Very nice work…gorgeous pictures!


    June 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  9. Gorgeous photos, love the Best Wurst. 🙂 thanks

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    June 23, 2013 at 3:17 am

  10. Terrific!


    June 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

  11. What a great flash back I got seeing your fantastic picture ‘Sunset Dive’.
    Yesterday I saw ‘Superman’ diving from Copenhagen Opera House meeting the water with the speed of 90 km an hour.
    What’s the story behind ‘Sunset Dive’?
    All the best,


    June 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • It was shot from the third floor of the famous Oasis restaurant overlooking Lake Travis outside Austin. The blue is how it looked right out of the camera, but the orange has been boosted. The diver is a bronze statue, but most people mistake it for a man.


      June 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  12. I was just THINKING about going to The Oasis, especially when we are in the longest days of summer. Sitting on the new and improved non-burned-down deck…but then I thought of the lake so low, and the high prices, and the iffy service. But still….


    June 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    • And the crowds, but still… Order a big plate of nachos and wash it down with a few beers. You will be fine after that.

      If you look down the page (it might have to auto scroll) you can see what I was doing in Austin last month. This post dates back to 2009 although the photos are all new edits.


      June 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      • Yes, the clarity is amazing on these. I almost feel as though my eyes aren’t degenerating.

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        June 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  13. Great sunset dive!
    I also like the feel of the roses are red picture… 😉


    June 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

  14. That sunset dive photo is amazing!!


    June 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

  15. Not a chance that I would jump. Love the photo, however, but to jump … No. Give me a ticket back home, right now!
    Thanks for all your great photos.
    Wish you a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 11, 2014 at 7:37 am

  16. CrazyGuyinThailand

    Amazing blog 🙂


    April 11, 2014 at 7:39 am

  17. Wow great images Ron!


    April 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

  18. I do enjoy your photography in general–“Sunset Drive” is real standout. Love everything from the composition to the movement and color. Nice capture.


    April 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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