Bongo Bangin'

August 08, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

Sunset on a Saturday night in Austin, Texas can be an interesting time.  Over Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake) one can see kids jumping into the water from the underside of the Lamar Blvd bridge, kayakers out for an evening row down on the lake, or a bongo player pounding away on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.  This gentleman here was kind enough to let me take a couple of pictures while he banged, but I don't think he was real happy about it.  He said it was OK though.  So I snapped away and I think this was the best of the bunch.  This shot is not an HDR though.  It's straight from the camera, raw of course, and converted to black and white in Photoshop CS4 with the NIk Color Efex bw conversion filter.  I also did a little brightness adjustment with Nik Viveza 2.  I took this while on a photowalk with Van Sutherland (Exile Imaging) and Mike Connell (TX Shooter).  It was a nice time and it gave me chance to hone my street photog skills, which I realize still need a lot of work.  But, it's nice to do something a little different for a change.

From the blog at http://egearingphoto.blogspot.com

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