Halloween on 6th Street: An experiment in portraiture

Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas

Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street – Austin, Texas

For the last several years, I’ve meant to go down to 6th Street on Halloween night. This year I finally made it.

6th Street, Austin’s most famous entertainment district, is busy on regular evenings, particularly on the weekend. Halloween, as you can imagine, was off the charts. It’s the most crowded I’ve ever seen it. I was there from 9pm – 11pm yesterday and it was already wall to wall. As I was leaving, droves of people were converging from other parts of the city.

I wanted to create street portraits, particularly of the more interesting costumes. I also wanted to do it in a different way. I’m really happy with the results. It’s a look that I’ve never done before.

I’ll talk about how I created these in a future post. But for today, I just wanted to showcase a dozen images. I will say that I used my Olympus E-PM2 with the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens. As usual, hover over the images with a mouse to see the EXIF details. Then click on the photographs to see a larger version.

Now sit back-end enjoy the Halloween, 6th street style.

Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Portraits, Halloween on 6th Street - Austin, Texas

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