The parked cars have returned, but the bars were still closed. 6th street during the pandemic is still a shadow of the once-bustling entertainment district. A few of the restaurants, at least, were open, though with hardly any customers when I passed by.
I haven’t visited downtown at night in a while. With diminished visitors, it seems safer to do my urban photography during the daytime. Photographically, midday is rather uninspired. It’s acceptable for documenting the downtown development as I do in my A Changing Austin series. But it doesn’t make for dynamic photography. The nighttime is so much better for that, especially in this usually vibrant nightlife area.
The setting sun, however — especially backlit — adds some much-appreciated dynamism. I also love the colors that I get from the Canon G1X Mark II. Though I did add more warmth to the already warm Canon colors.
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