For this current series on Georgetown, Texas, I’ve mostly featured photos that I made with the Canon G1X Mark II — a convenient and easy to use compact camera. However, I also brought my beefy Fuji GFX 50R, a much larger medium format camera. I used its high-quality and high-resolution capabilities to make these details streetscapes of small-town Texas.
I’ve really come to appreciate these kinds of properly-scaled, small architectural jewels. You don’t see these anymore in modern construction. In Austin, many of the old buildings have been torn down in the name of progress. And, any old buildings that remain are often modified and subsequently ruined.
I’ve made streetscapes like this in Austin, including a post that documents pandemic artwork covering the 6th street bars. I’ve used the same technique here in Georgetown. Except, I shot these hand-held instead of on a tripod.
I particularly like this last photo, which I should name the three SUVs. Texas is the land of pickup trucks and SUVs. I like how we have three of them, evenly spaced, in front of a handsome facade.
For all these images, I’ve modified them to be warmer than the native Fujifilm colors. These are more like Canon’s colors — which I prefer — as I explained in yesterday’s post.
That Palace theater would look even better later in the evening, during blue hour, where the neon and color would pop even more. However, I was busy making another image, which I’ll showcase tomorrow.
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