On the third level of the Hanger Lounge, which is a rooftop patio, I met this couple from Houston. They were in Austin for a few days and marveled at the downtown development. Although Houston is a much larger city, with multiple pockets of high-rise development, they claimed that Austin is building more downtown residential towers. Combined with the restaurants and bars, there seems to be a critical mass that has transformed downtown Austin into a stay worthy destination.
The couple made for a nice portrait, with their cigars adding a bit of extra character. As part of the portrait, I asked them to coordinate their exhales. I talked with them for a while, giving my recommendations of restaurants and places to visit. It worked out well as I waited for Drink and Click to start.
I used the same camera and lens, the Olympus PEN-F and 25mm f1.4 lens, which I also used a few minutes earlier, for yesterday’s happy hour post. This too is a converted RAW image, like yesterday, which gave me more control. Though the processing is such that it closely mimics the look of the PEN-F black and white JPEG.
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