ROT Rally Streetscape

ROT Rally Streetscape - Austin, Texas

ROT Rally Streetscape – Austin, Texas

As I wind down this year’s ROT Rally coverage. I’m turning my attention to the urban environment. 6th Street is one of Austin’s most colorful places on several dimensions. Add a few hundred motorcycles to the mix with the increased street life, and you have cacophony. Although, I’ve really come to appreciate the texture of the century-plus old buildings. And though it’s a messy place, it makes for great urban drama.

I’ve talked about the 35mm f2 IS Canon lens that I used for this night, mounted on the Fujifilm GFX 50R. The image stabilization on this Canon lens is modest. Here, I shot this at 1/15 of a second for a stop of added stabilization. 1/8 of a second gets a little iffy. However, with the bright f2 lens, I get a total of 2 to 3 stops of extra low-light prowess over my standard GFX setup. Thus, I shot this at ISO 200 for a detailed and crisp capture of the ROT Rally scene.

I wished I was more expansive than 35mm, however. I would have loved to include part of the sky and more the buildings. The composition looks a little too cramped, in my opinion.

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