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On the Banks of the Colorado River

Colorado River #2

Colorado River #2

5 Black and White Photos in this Gallery

Lake Travis feeds the Colorado River.  You may notice the river is low with the bottom is visible.  Lake Travis is at 32% capacity after several years of a Central Texas drought.  It rained later that day, but the storm barely did anything for the reservoir.  This location is downstream near Bastrop, Texas at the Lost Pines Hyatt.


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Ron Does SXSW III

Sandwich

Sandwich

8 Black and White Street Photos in This Gallery

Ron’s coverage of SXSW continues.  Austin’s 6th Street is one of my all time favorite places for street photography.  It has atmosphere, bars and loud music spilling out into the street.  Frequently, it is closed to auto traffic.  One feels the intensity of Bourbon Street without the seedy, unfriendly underpinnings.

Stay tuned as I have 3 more galleries of photos from SXSW.  They are in color and have a somewhat different emphasis.

 


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Ron Does SXSW II

Girl on an Electric Skateboard

Girl on an Electric Skateboard

8 Black and White Street Photos in This Gallery

SXSW is a two week event in Austin, Texas.  The first week is a tech company conference, the second a music festival.  The venues are distributed around Austin, but I hung out on 6th street, famous for its bars and live music.

I would like to thank everyone who viewed the blog yesterday and especially those who left comments.  It was my busiest day in over a month.  There will be more black and white street photography tomorrow.


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Ron Does SXSW

Skipping For Joy

Skipping For Joy

8 Black and White Street Photos in This Gallery

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to be on 6th street in Downtown Austin, TX during SXSW.  It took me half an hour to find a garage to park my car for only $15.  Beer usually $3 for a 16 ounce can was $5 for a 12 ounce can.  The place was packed.

Since last August I have seen a steady decline in viewers of this blog, despite adding followers and having many to start with.  Since the start of 2015, I published a lot of new travel photography, some of it from exotic locations like Hong Kong and Macau.  I wonder if it is worth the work.  If you like what I am doing, please visit the blog and view the thumbnails on the carousel instead of just leaving a like in the Reader.


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Macau in Black and White

Macau Mash Up

Macau Mash Up

12 Photos in This Gallery

If you have not seen my photos from Hong Kong and Macau, please don’t limit your journey to this post.  It was an exciting trip.  You can share my experiences for free (as in beer) by scrolling down the front page of my blog and checking out the galleries.

Along the streets of Macau there are small businesses located behind garage doors.  Electricity must be expensive because few had lights on.  It appeared the majority of these places were food related, either small restaurants or some kind of take away.  These micro businesses were a stark contrast to the giant gambling casinos.   Dried meat is a local specialty.  Tourists from China couldn’t get enough of it.


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Hong Kong in Black and White

Apple Store

Apple Store

8 Photos in This Gallery

Part of the network of elevated pedestrian walkways on Hong Kong Island is a series of escalators that move people up the hill to what is called the mid level.  That and other scenes are featured here.  A long line in an Apple store is characteristic of the crush of people living here.


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Kowloon in Black and White

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

8 Photos in This Gallery

Street photography is about people and there are a lot of people here.  Often the crowds are too dense to make visual sense of anything.  Once I raised my camera, a short Indian man ran into my elbow and he said something I was happy to not understand.

 

 


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