My Photograph on a Cover of a Travel Guide

Austin Travel Guide

Austin Travel Guide

In an unassuming brown bubbled wrapped mailer, I got an unexpected delivery, recently. It was a travel guide which features one of my photographs on the cover. Yes, I knew they were using my picture. I licensed the photo to the publisher earlier in the year. I just didn’t know when they would publish the book.

After seeing one of my photographs online, they contacted me for other possible images. They wanted a colorful night scene in Austin, which is one of my favorite subjects. I probably sent them a half a dozen options.

The photograph they selected is one of my favorites. A hyper vibrant scene on 6th Street, which is Austin’s most famous entertainment district. In fact, I selected this image as my favorite photograph of 2013. Shot with the Olympus E-PM2 with the Panasonic 14mm with wide-angle adapter, it’s a HDR, an old school one, created on tripod.

A wild night on 6th Street - Austin, Texas

A wild night on 6th Street – Austin, Texas

While there’s no doubt, it’s a wildly colorful photograph, it doesn’t overpower the book. Perhaps it showcases Austin as a young and fun city, which, I guess, is part of its reputation. Hopefully, it will attract attention on the bookshelves and this travel guide will be a big success for them.


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