I was strolling all over downtown Austin a week ago, enjoying the perfect weather and testing a new camera. I went into the library too, making casual snapshots with a point and shoot, which feels a lot different than using my larger interchangeable mirrorless systems. I’ll post those images sometime in the future. I finally made it to the roof level deck for probably the best view of downtown Austin from a public building. I’m not sure why it took so long.
This part of Austin has really blossomed, with the majority of the area construction nearly finished. People are sitting at outdoor cafes, casually strolling, and several were even taking pictures. There’s a sense of vibrancy without any of the downsides of overcrowding.
The Second Street Bridge has become popular for portrait photography sessions, especially with the new Central Library in the background. This is not the first time I’ve seen these. I didn’t linger but did a rather quick walk-by snap, using my fully amateur looking white Olympus XZ-1. Nice to do low-key photography and not hinting at my rather serious photography enthusiasm. I received a quick look but didn’t raise any eyebrows. I’m sure things would’ve been different if I had a chunky black DSLR instead.
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