2016 Creek Show

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek - Austin, Texas

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek – Austin, Texas

Austin’s Central Business District is bookended by two creeks. Shoal Creek on the west and the, arguably, lesser known Waller Creek on the east. But things are changing. Waller Creek is in the midst of a major flood control project, that will stabilize the creek and form the basis for an ambitious revitalization. Over the next several years, the hardscapes will be upgraded as well as a the surrounding green spaces, forming a new parks district.

The Waller Creek Conservancy is behind the efforts and they have organized five art installations to bring awareness to the future of the creek. Called the Creek Show, this is its 3rd year. I just heard about this, for the first time, and I rushed down last night, to view and capture the installations.

I used my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with the 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens. Shot on tripod, the three image HDRs emphasizes the colors for a more vivid look. There was a healthy number of visitors and I briefly considered going back, late at night, to make photographs without the blur of people. I probably won’t. I decided that the people add a liveliness which captures the active, social nature, which is the intent of the space.

Here are the five art pieces in no particular order. The Creek Show runs a few more days until November 19, 2016. Click here for more information, including images from the two previous shows. Make sure to click on the photos to see a larger version. Posted as part of my Technicolor Collection, where I celebrate HDR photography.

Installation 1: Nimbus Cloud, first image.

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek - Austin, Texas

Installation 2: The Creek Zipper

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek - Austin, Texas

Installation 3: Invisible and Absolute

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek - Austin, Texas

Installation 4: Deep Curiosity

2016 Creek Show, Waller Creek - Austin, Texas

Installation 5: Phantom Diversion

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8 thoughts on “2016 Creek Show

  1. Nicely done. Must be interesting to live on a place able to devote this much creative energy to a pragmatic use of art. And one which presumably sees art in public places as time-limited. Some cities don’t seem to realize that something once seen as innovatve and refreshing can get to be old very quickly.

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