I talked about the spectacular views of downtown Austin yesterday, from the upper deck of the Central Library. It’s a nice space too, perfect for socializing or even taking in a good book. I spotted this woman in the extreme north-east corner.
My Fuji X-T10, equipped with the 35mm f1.4 lens, wasn’t particularly suited for the vast expanse of downtown vistas. But, it worked perfectly for candid street photography, even though we are perhaps 100 feet above the street. Converted to a classic black and white for tradition’s sake.
This is really a casual, almost throwaway photo of everyday life in Austin, but it’s telling. Just a few years ago, no one in Austin would’ve believed this photo was made in Austin. The rapidly growing downtown is not only manifested in tall towers, but with changes in the fabric of everyday life. Austin is still small by global standards, but some subsections look like a downright big city.
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