Yesterday evening’s downtown Austin photo walk became a victim of the arctic weather we’ve been experiencing here since Monday night. With temperatures in the low 20s, a hardy group of 9 people gathered at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Lady Bird Lake and decided that we should immediately adjourn to the bar in the Driskill Hotel.
Regardless of the change of plan, we had a great time supping beers and nibbling on appetisers in the wonderful atmosphere on the 2nd floor of the hotel. If you’re in Austin, you should definitely stop by the Driskill and take a look around – it’s the epitome of what an elegant, classical hotel should look like in my opinion.
Our group contained a wonderful group of esteemed photographers. Trey Ratcliff, David Nightingale, Jack Hollingsworth, Jim Brandon, Cliff Baise, Mike Connell, Jim Mahoney, Rusty Jackson (who stayed down by the lake to take pictures!) and myself joined in the fun.
To make myself feel less guilty about calling a photo walk during which no photos were taken, I shot a few pictures inside the Driskill as we were leaving. This one shows the ornate stained glass cupola in the first floor ceiling and gave me another excuse to play with the 15mm fisheye lens.
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