Day Trip to Austin

We recently visited downtown Austin for a Taco shop and a pumpkin patch. While in Austin we walked a portion of 6th street and visited Whole Foods.

I really enjoy photographing Austin’s skyscrapers. It’s hard to imagine how expensive they must be to build. They truly are works of art.

This is my favorite photo of downtown Austin. I like how the photo is framed and that the streets are momentarily empty. I captured this photo while walking. I didn’t pause long to take the photo so I’m impressed that it came out good. The iPhone camera has really improved over the years to be able to take rapid shots while in motion without blurring.

This photo was taken in the car. I don’t see that much reflection from the windshield which I’m happy about.

This is Taquero Mucho. It’s an all pink building, hidden away on 6th street. Parking is limited and the wait is 45 minutes. It has many Instagram selfie stations which further promote the business. Kara discovered this place on Instagram and shortly after posting others commented that they had been here.

This is the food. They really take the pink theme all the way through. The corn tortillas were dyed pink.

We both love photography. I just happen to make Kara my subject. I like it when she’s in the moment. I have to be quick though!

Kara loves profile photos.

The main attraction is a pumpkin farm. The lines of cars driving in reminded me of Fiesta Texas traffic.

I could tell this was a well funded event.

There were some really big pumpkins at the Pumpkin Nights event, but I believe the ones behind us are artificial? I’m glad there was a staff member posted here to take free photos of visitors using their own phone. I probably should have handed her my camera.

This one is likely real! It’s huge!

The Farm had lots of old houses and buildings. Most were empty. I thought they had been transported here for a Halloween show but after closer inspection I noticed there were renovations taking place inside. Perhaps they plan to make a small historical town for visitors to experience all year round?

When I read this that’s when I knew there is a plan to make this into a historical attraction.

There was some sort of dancehall with string lights. It has a nice rustic feel.

There was even a smiling blacksmith eager to teach all who would listen about the craft.

Attention spans did prove to be short though especially among adults. I feel it has to do with city folks having a fast paced lifestyle trying to pack everything in to one night. I noticed the same fast paced rush at an art museum we visited. A couple said they had to rush off to do many more things with their day. The docent seemed lonely, but that’s another story for another blog!

We came for photos with pumpkins and we did it!

Always representing Hill Country Honda wherever I go!

The time to go came quickly. It was getting dark and we had a long drive home awaiting us. But I just couldn’t leave without photographing some longhorns grazing.

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By Aaron Garcia

If it's digital, I'm into it. This would include video production, graphic design, web administration, digital photography, and anything related to computers in general.

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