A peek inside 6th street, with a 6D at f1.4 and f1.6

Waiting for Customers, Roppolo's Pizza - Austin, Texas

Waiting for Customers, Roppolo’s Pizza – Austin, Texas

Continuing with my mini-series, here are some more images from Austin’s famous 6th street. Unlike the previous post, this time it’s all inside, shot at either f1.4 or f1.6 with the Canon 50mm on my new Canon 6D. I was testing the low light capabilities of my gear using higher ISOs and big apertures.

Waitress in a quiet bar - Austin, Texas

Waitress in a quiet bar – Austin, Texas

Giant Jackalope, The Jackalope - Austin, Texas

Giant Jackalope, The Jackalope – Austin, Texas

Most were shot from the window or doorway. This was a quick photo excursion and I didn’t stop inside for a drink. Many of the businesses flow on to the street to entice customers — the sights, sounds and smells are used to pull people in. 6th street is a marvel of capitalism. Unlike most places in the United States, stores actively promote and compete for businesses. Cheap drinks, live music and hip lighting are the weapons of choice.

Lone Candle, Bat Bar - Austin, Texas

Lone Candle, Bat Bar – Austin, Texas

Corona Extra with Bar lights - Austin, Texas

Corona Extra with Bar lights – Austin, Texas

Getting many visitors on Sunday night is a stretch though, even for 6th street. Some bars are closed and most of them are sparsely populated. It is refreshing and a big contrast to a Friday or Saturday night. For the uninitiated, Sunday maybe the night to ease into the manic world of gritty streets, ever changing bars and cheap booze.

Last remnants of video games - Austin, Texas

Last remnants of video games – Austin, Texas

Drummer, Bat Bar - Austin, Texas

Drummer, Bat Bar – Austin, Texas

This post is part 3 of my first real test of the Canon 6D series.

Also see:
   Molly and her friends on 6th Street
   Street Life with the Canon 6D
   Buffalo Billiards, it’s better than watching TV

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