Photo Essay: Bar Interiors of 6th Street

Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas

Bar Interior, 6th Street – Austin, Texas

I often feature street scenes and the colorful neon of 6th Street in Austin, but less so for the interiors. There are a lot of bars on this stretch of what the natives call, Dirty Sixth. Dive Bars that look better at night with the colorful glow which masks the often worn and dirty establishments.

Competition is alive and well at these places to pull in the crowds with cheap drinks, entertainment, and unique decor; it can be challenging to shoot for lesser cameras. That’s why I was impressed that I made these images with the tiny DxO ONE that I’ve talked about for the last week. All this without my favorite technology, in-body image stabilization.

As I have mentioned, the DxO ONE is more stable in the vertical portrait orientation and I’ve used it more than usual. I like cameras that change the way I shoot, however. Change and challenges can be good to foster creativity and let me see the world differently. Here’s a photo essay that I shot on two different nights. The same nights that I made these images of 6th street.

Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas
Bar Interior, 6th Street - Austin, Texas

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2 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Bar Interiors of 6th Street

  1. There’s a lot to like with these images. For nighttime shooting, can you top these with another of your current cameras?

    How does the DXO One do with daytime shooting under various conditions?

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    1. Hi Chris, yes I can easily top these with my Olympus cameras with image stabilization and the native RAW performance.

      While the performance of the DxO ONE is very strong for a 1-inch sensor, micro 4/3, APS-C and full frame has better performance.

      Daytime shooting looks great. Take a look at the photos of the Longhorn Band and the black and whites from a week back.

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