I recently talked about the misconceptions I had about Texas, before I moved to Austin, back when I lived in the East Coast. I blogged about it last week in a post called “Texas is not Full of Cattle”. But, I think you can forgive my ignorance, when even places in Austin perpetuate a certain myth about Texas. There is a romantic notion of the Old West, of independence and freedom at a time when life was simpler, I guess.
The reality is that the majority of Texans now live in cities. The top five cities by population, as of 2016, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth. A total of about 6.8 million people. But the mystique of the cowboy with horse, on a cattle drive, is powerful.
I shot this in a restaurant called Texas Land and Cattle, over the weekend. A regional steak chain with multiple outlets in the big cities of Texas. With faux logs, a rustic interior with murals, it tries to invoke a time long gone.
Shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with the Olympus 14-150mm lens. It’s a slow lens and it was dark, so I shot it at 1/8 of a second.
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